Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Xi Li



Dr. Xi Li joined Newcastle University Business School in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Li has international experience of education and research in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Her research interest lies in corporate finance, corporate governance, behavioral finance and Fintech area. 


PhD   Durham University, UK (2018)

MSc   University of Southern California, US (2013)

BSc   Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China (2011)


The research interests of Dr Li are mainly on corporate finance, corporate governance, behavioral finance and Fintech. Specifically, 

- Mergers and Acquisitions

- Social Network study

- Corporate Governance

- Investment Banking

- Pricing of cryptocurrency


NUBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking (Module leader)


  • Cong Lin, Li Xi, Tang Ke, Yang Yang. Crypto Wash Trading. 2020. In Preparation.
  • Ding Li, Guo Jie, Li Jiarong, Li Xi. Does Responsible Innovation Orientation of Acquiring Firms Matter in Driving Post Acquisition Innovation? A Case of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. 2020. In Preparation.
  • Guo J, Li X, Cisternas-Seeger N, Vagenas-Nanos E. Social connections, reference point and acquisition premium. The British Accounting Review 2019, 51(1), 46-71.
  • Gang J, Guo J, Hu N, Li X. Indexing mergers and acquisitions. Quantitative Finance 2018, 18(6), 1033-1048.