Kai Li

Professor of Finance
W. Maurice Young Chair in Finance

Office: Henry Angus 874 Phone: (604) 822-8353 
Email: kai.li@sauder.ubc.ca Address: 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2


Dr. Li is Senior Associate Dean, Equity and Diversity, Professor of Finance, and holds the W. Maurice Young Endowed Chair in Finance at the UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.  

Dr. Li’s research focuses on the economic consequences of corporate governance mechanisms. Her current research projects explore: (1) the value drivers of mergers and acquisitions, (2) machine learning in finance, and (3) the roles of culture and psychology in corporate decisions. Her research has appeared in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and many other leading journals in Finance and EconomicsShe is the recipient of the UBC Killam Research Award, the Sauder School of Business Research Excellence Award, the Barclays Global Investors Canada Research Award, and the Best Paper Award at many international conferences. She is on the Editorial Board of Review of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisJournal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Financial Stability. She has also served on the Editorial Board of Review of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. Her research has been featured in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Time Magazine, Reuters, CNBC, Bloomberg, Dow Jones NewswireNew Yorker, BBC, BNN, CBC National, National Post, Globe and Mail, U.S. News & World Report, Harvard Business Review, and Yahoo! Finance.