Visiting Professor of Emerging Market Finance
Saïd Business School University of Oxford Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP
Li currently serves as Chair Professor of Finance at Guanghua School of Management (GSM) of Peking University.
In 2015 he stepped down as Professor of Emerging Market Finance at Saïd Business School but continues to teach EMBA courses.
Before he joined Saïd Business School and GSM, Li taught at the Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2012. In that capacity he has taught the second year MBA elective courses on 'Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets' and 'International Financial Management' and the first year MBA required courses on 'Finance I' and 'Finance II', as well as various senior executive programmes. Li's primary research interest is in empirical corporate finance and empirical asset pricing. His current research looks at emerging financial markets. He has also studied the compensation of corporate managers, the trading patterns of institutional investors such as hedge funds, mutual funds and pension funds, and the comparison of securities markets efficiency across countries.
Li has published articles for leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting And Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, etc. He has won research rewards such as the FAME Research Prize, PanAgora Quantitative Research Award, and Best Paper Award in TCFA Conference, Financial Management Association European Conference, and Global Financial Association Annual Conference, etc.
Li received his PhD in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2001, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University in 1992. Before entering graduate school, he was a full-time faculty member at Fudan University, Department of International Finance.
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Li's research spans a wide range of topics within finance, including emerging market finance, financial institutions, and corporate governance.
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Li is closely engaged with industry.
Over the years, he has accumulated a large amount of first-hand observations on many prominent Chinese businesses, and he has been able to provide coaching/advice to some of the top business elites from China. They also take pride in coming to his classes and interacting with him.
In the last year alone, Li has welcomed Chairman Chen Yuan of the China Development Bank, the world’s largest development bank; Chairman and founder Wang Shi of Vanke, the world’s largest real estate developer; Dr. Yin Yong, Director General of the Reserves Management for SAFE, the world’s largest asset manager; Dr. Lin Wen, CEO of China Shenghua Energy Co., the world’s largest coal producer; and Dr. Pan Gongsheng, EVP and ED of the Agricultural Bank of China, a key person behind two of the world’s largest IPOs.
Many business leaders look to Li for advice, and this in turn offers him unique insights on the evolution of the Chinese economy and financial system.
Li teaches on various courses at the School.
He teaches courses in Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets: China, and Advanced International Corporate Finance. Li also contributes to executive programmes.