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Wei Li

Senior Lecturer of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
M.S., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
M.S., Accounting, Tsinghua University, 2002
B.S., Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1999

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer of Accoutancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2017
Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Instructor, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

Recent Publications

Li, W., Fan, Q. Forthcoming. Leading Indicator Variables and Managerial Incentives in a Dynamic Agency Setting. Review of Accounting Studies

Li, W., Liang, P., Wen, X. 2017. The Economic Consequences of Expanding Accounting Recognition. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

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

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Accounting (Introductory and Intermediate)

Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Analyst and Management Forecasts, Earnings Management, Performance Measurement, Managerial Incentives, Cost Structure