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Laura Yue Li

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, Tulane University, 2006
M.A., Economics, Tulane University, 2002
B. A., Accounting, Tsinghua University, 2000

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2013

Recent Publications

Li, Y. 2014. A Theory on the Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions. Contemporary Accounting Research, 31: 469-497

Gong, G., Li, Y., Zhou, L. 2013. Earnings Non-Synchronicity and Voluntary Disclosure. Contemporary Accounting Research, 4: 1560-1589

Gong, G., Li, Y., Shin, J. 2011. Relative Performance Evaluation and Related Peer Groups in Executive Compensation Contracts. The Accounting Review, 86: 1007-1043

Honors and Awards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellow, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 to present

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

Quality of Management Earnings Forecasts, Quality of Accruals, Detection of Accounting Manipulation, Relative Performance Evaluation