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Joanne Li

Joanne Li


Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business

Eminent Scholar
Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, CBC 315
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-0476


  • PhD, Finance
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Investments
  • International Finance

Professional Activities

Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA is Dean, Professor of Finance and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair at the Florida International University College of Business., an AACSB-accredited college. As dean, she leads the college’s Landon Undergraduate School and Chapman Graduate School, as well as its executive education, global learning and small business development programs (SBDC at FIU and the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center).

Prior to joining the college, she served as Dean of Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. At Raj Soin, she developed innovative programs designed to accelerate the college’s role in economic and workforce development, including the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to promote student participation in commercialization and tech transfer, and Wright Venture, a Shark Tank look-alike that allows students to pitch start-up ideas to gain financial backing.

While serving as Dean at Raj Soin, she was recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as one of Dayton’s Power 50 Women and was named one of 100 Dayton’s Women Influencers by the Lean In Chapter, Dayton. She was also selected by the Deloitte Dayton Women’s Initiative as one of the eight Dayton-area women leaders of the fourth annual Wise Women conference.

Dr. Li is a retainer/selected speaker for the CFA Institute and CFA Institute Asia-Pacific.  She has presented on the value of corporate governance at many international and national CFA societies including the Thailand Stock Exchange (TSE). She established the CFA mentoring program in numerous institutions and coordinated a Global Investment Research Challenge for the D.C. and Baltimore Societies. She has published in top ranked finance journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and The Financial Review.  She was the recipient of the Outstanding Article recognition in the Journal of Financial Research in 2005. She served as Associated Editor for Financial Analysts Journal in 2011 and 2012 and also served on the Editorial Board of the journal. In 2008, she took on the role of Editor in Chief of the Stalla Review for the CFA Exams.

Dr. Li graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a support area in Econometrics from Florida State University.  She was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001.  

Refereed Journal Articles

Small, K., Kwag, S., & Li, J. (2015). Do Shareholder Rights Influence Managerial Propensity to Engage in Earnings Management? Journal of Economics and Finance, 39(2).

Jain, B., Li, J., & Shao, Y. Y. (2013). Governance, Product Market Competition and Cash Management in IPO Firms. Journal of Banking & Finance, 37(6).

Chan, K. C., & Li, J. (2013). Asymmetric Signaling Power of Insider Trading and Its Impact on Information Environment and Market Reactions. International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance, 5(2).

Baradwaj, B., Flaherty, S., & Li, J. (2008). Are Chinese banks positioned to compete in the post-WTO environment? The Chinese Economy, 41(2).

Chan, K. C., & Li, J. (2008). Audit Committee and Firm Value: Evidence On Outside Top Executives As Directors. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16(1). View Article

Flaherty, S., Li, J., & Small, K. (2007). The Impact of Board Monitoring on Information Asymmetry: A Capital Markets Perspective. Corporate Ownership and Control, 4(2).

Chan, K. C., & Li, J. (2006). A First Look at the Finance Research Productivity among Academic Institutions and Authors in China: 1990-2004. The Chinese Economy, 39(5).

Li, J., Shin, Y., & Moore, W. (2006). Stock Market Reactions in Japan to Credit Rating Changes by U.S. and Japanese Agencies. Journal of Banking & Finance, 30(3).

Keys, P., & Li, J. (2005). Evidence on the Market for Professional Directors? Journal of Financial Research, 28(4).

Fairchild, L., & Li, J. (2005). Director Quality and Firm Performance. Financial Review, 40(2).

Flaherty, S., & Li, J. (2004). Composite Performance Measures - Evidence on Chinese Stock Exchange. The Chinese Economy, 37(3).

Chan, K. C., & Li, J. (2003). Decaf or Regular - A look at the time compression format in MBA Investment Course. Journal of Financial Education, 29.

Li, J. (1998). The Controversial Contrarian Profits - A Study on the Differential Returns Across Months. Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics, 37(4).

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