School of Business Faculty

Ying Li

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Finance, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Master, Economics, Zhongshan University
Bachelor, Business administration, Zhongshan University

RESEARCH INTEREST
Institutional investors (hedge funds, mutual funds, general institutions), corporate social responsibility

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate
Business finance (BBUS350) and Investments (BBUS454)
MBA
Financial management (BBUS505)

AWARD AND MEDIA MENTION

  • Semifinalist for best paper awards at the Financial Management Association (FMA) 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Best paper award at the Joint Conference and Symposium of All Five Finance-Related Korean Academic Associations Annual Meeting, May 2015
  • Best paper award in Derivatives at the Eastern Finance Association 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Duration of Poor Performance, Fund Flows and Risk-shifting by Hedge Fund Managers”, Featured in Barclay Insider Report
  • SSRN Top 10 List for “Hedging” topic, 2015
  • SSRN Top 10 List for “Governance & Ownership” topic, 2014
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
  • Doctoral Student Consortium, by invitation only, FMA 2005, Chicago
  • Graduate student scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2001-2006

PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Chang, K., Kim, I., and Li, Y. The Heterogeneous Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities That Target Different Stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 2014, 125, 211-234.

Chang, K., Kang, E., and Li, Y. Local Long-term Institutions, Growth, and Cash Holdings. Applied Economics Letters, 2014, 21, 387-390.

Kabongo, J.D., Chang, K., and Li, Y. The Impact of Operational Diversity on Corporate Philanthropy: An Empirical Study of U.S. Companies. Journal of Business Ethics, 2013, 116, 49-65.

Kazemi, H. and Li, Y. Market Timing of CTAs: An Examination of Systematic CTAs vs. Discretionary CTAs. The Journal of Futures Markets, 2009, 29, 1067-1099.

Li, Y. and Mehran, J., Risk-taking and Managerial Incentive: Seasoned versus New Funds of Funds. Journal of Alternative Investments, Winter 2009, 100-108.

Kazemi, H., Li, Y., and Tu, F. Replication and Benchmarking of Hedge Funds. Journal of Alternative Investments, 2008, 11, 40-59.

Li, Y. and Kazemi, H. Conditional Properties of Hedge Funds: Evidence from Daily Returns. European Financial Management, 2007, 13, 211-238 (Lead article).

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATION
Benefits of Hybrid Mutual Funds, 2005 Update, Benefits Series, Prepared for and Published by CISDM, 2005, University of Massachusetts Amherst

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Ad hoc reviewer for European Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Futures Markets.
Reviewer for the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings and Midwest Finance Association Annual Meetings.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Western Finance Association

Contact Information

yli2@uw.edu
(425) 352-3413
UWBB-251
faculty.washington.edu/yli2
Biography