Rady School of Management
Assistant Professor of Finance
Li's main research interests are asset pricing, financing and investment decisions of innovative firms. She has published in leading journals such as Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics. She teaches venture capital and M&A in the Full-Time and Flex MBA programs.
Innovative Efficiency and Stock Returns (with David Hirshleifer, and Po-Hsuan Hsu), Journal of Financial Economics, 107, pp 632-654.
Financial Constraints, R&D Investments, and Stock Returns Review of Financial Studies, September 2011, pp 2974-3007.
Does Q-Theory with Investment Frictions Explain Anomalies in the Cross-Section of Returns? (with Lu Zhang), Jounal of Financial Economics, November 2010, pp 297-314.
Optimal Real Option Generation and Investment-Return Dynamics (with Praveen Kumar)
Capital Investment, Option Generation, and Stock Returns (with Praveen Kumar)
Less is More: Financial Constraints and Innovative Efficiency (with Heitor Almeida and Po-Hsuan Hsu)
Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Bushel: Innovative Diversity and Stock Returns (with David Hirshleifer and Po-Hsuan Hsu)