Li, Yue

Associate Professor (Accounting)Management

Contact Information

KN 263
Mailing Address: 
Kaneff Centre 3359 Mississauga Rd.
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
Yue Li


Has consulted for the World Resource Institute, an environment think-tank in Washington. Won best paper awards in Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference and Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference. He has been invited to present his research papers in many universities in North American as well as in Hong Kong, Japan, and China. He has served as a visiting associate professor at the Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario, and the School of Accountancy, Chinese University of Hong Kong.


His research examines how accounting information and corporate disclosures affect market valuation of the firm. His particular area of expertise is in corporate disclosure of environmental information. Serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research (2010), Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management. Has published in the leading accounting research journals, including the Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, among others. His research has been presented in international conferences such as American Accounting Association Conference, Canadian Academic Accounting Association Conference, Financial Management Association Conference, Contemporary Accounting Research Conference, and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Conference.



Selected Publications - Papers

  • Does it Really Pay to be Green? Determinants and Consequences of Proactive Environmental Strategies; Clarkson, P. M., Li, Y., Richardson, G. D.,Vasvari, F. P.; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Issue: Vol. 30; 2011; Pages: pp. 122-144
  • Revisiting the Relation between Environmental Performance and Environmental Disclosure: An Empirical Analysis; P. Clarkson, Y. Li, G. Richardson, and F. Vasvari; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Issue: Volume 33, Issues 4-5; 2008; Pages: pp. 303-327
  • Valuing IPOs Using Price-Earnings Multiples Disclosed by IPO Firms in an Emerging Capital Market; Firth, M., Y. Li and S. S. Wang; Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies; Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3; 2008; Pages: pp. 429 – 463
  • The Market Valuation of Environmental Capital Expenditures by Pulp and Paper Companies; Clarkson, P., Y. Li, and G. Richardson; the Accounting Review; Issue: Vol. 79, No. 2; 2004; Pages: pp. 329-353
  • Simultaneous Signaling in IPOs via Management Earnings Forecasts and Retained Ownership: An Analysis of the Substitution Effect; Li, Y., and B. McConomy; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; Issue: Vo. 19, No.1; 2004; Pages: pp. 1-28
  • Time-Varying Default Risk Premiums in the Eurodollar Deposit Market; Li, Y. and D. G. Wei; Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting; Issue: Vol. 9; 2001; Pages: pp. 1-29
  • Disclosure of Environmental Information by Canadian Manufacturing Companies: A Voluntary Disclosure Perspective; Bewley, K. and Y. Li; Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management; Issue: Vol. 1; 2000; Pages: pp. 201-226
  • An Empirical Examination of Factors Affecting the Timing of Environmental Accounting Standard Adoption and the Impact on Corporate Valuation; Li, Y., and B. McConomy; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; Issue: Vol. 14, #3, Summer; 1999; Pages: pp. 279-313
  • Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Liability Information: Theory and Evidence; Li, Y., G. D. Richardson and D. Thornton; Contemporary Accounting Research; Issue: Vol. 14, No. 3 (Fall); 1997; Pages: pp. 435-474

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • A Workable and Effective Corporate Governance System for China's State Owned Enterprises; Gordon, M., Y. Li, and Z. L. Tian; in China's Tax Reform Options, edited by Trish Fulton, Jinyan Li and Dianqing Xu, World Scientific Publishing; 1998; Pages: pp. 255-292
  • Ownership and Control of State Owned Enterprises in China; Gordon, M., Y. Li, and Z. L. Tian; in Taxation in Modern China, edited by Donald Brean, Routledge; 1998; Pages: pp. 245-283


Ph.D., Queen's University
M.B.A., University of Toronto
B.Sc., Huazhong University of Science and Technology