Chen Li is an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of the City University of New York. Professor Li received her PhD degree in Accounting from Carnegie Mellon University, and received her Master and Bachelor degrees in Accounting from Peking University in China. Her research interests are corporate governance and empirical contract theory; her research articles have been published in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Journal of Finance, and several top journals in China. Her latest research focuses on estimating the effects of information friction on executive compensation. Professor Li’s dissertation has won the William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Awards in Management or Management Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
“How Well Does Agency Theory Explain Executive Compensation?” with George-Levi Gayle and Robert A. Miller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 100(3), pp. 201-36, Third Quarter, 2018.
Political Connections and Tax-Induced Earnings Management: Evidence from China, with Lian-Sheng Wu and Ya-Ping Wang, European Journal of Finance, Vol. 22, Issue 4-6, p. 412-431, 2016.
Local Tax Rebates, Corporate Tax Burdens, and Firm Migration: Evidence from China, with Lian-Sheng Wu, Ya-Ping Wang, Bing-Xuan Lin, Shaw Chen. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 5, p. 555–583, September 2007.
Tax Refunds, the Corporate Tax Burden and the Effectiveness of Tax Policy, with Lian-Sheng Wu, Social Sciences in China (中国社会科学), No. 4, p. 61-73, 2007. Xinhua Digest, No. 19, 2007 The Universities Service Centre for China Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong, February 18, 2008
Ownership, Cash Flow, and Investment, with Yi Zhang. China Economic Quarterly (经济学季刊), Vol.5, No.1, p. 229-246, October 2005
The Limitation of Human Beings and the Behavioral Distortion of Accounting Information, with Lian-Sheng Wu. Accounting Research Journal (会计研究), p. 16-22, 2004.
The Accounting Application of the Axiomatic Method: the Destruction and Reconstruction of the Accounting Basic Theory. Accounting Research Journal (会计研究), p.3-7 (leading article), 2003.
Irving Weinstein Distinguished Scholar, the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, Baruch College, 2017.
William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Awards in Management or Management Science, Carnegie Mellon
American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section Doctoral Consortium Fellowship, 2011
American Accounting Association/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellowship, 2010
William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006-2009
Marc Vellrath Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Merrill Lynch Fellowship, Peking University, 2005
Honor Graduate, Peking University, 2004
DuPont Fellowship, Peking University, 2003
University Award for Overall Outstanding Student, Peking University, 2002-2003
University Award for Social Work Excellence, Peking University, 2001