School of Business Faculty

Wei Li

Wei Li

Assistant Professor, Accounting

weili19@uw.edu
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EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D., Accounting, Dec. 2008
M.S., Accounting, May 2004

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
M.S., Accounting, May 2002
B.S., Engineering, May 1999
 

POSITIONS HELD

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Bothell, 2019 -
Senior lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 - 2019
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 - 2017
Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Analyst and Management Forecasts, Earnings Management, Performance Measurement, Managerial Incentives, Cost Structure
 

PUBLICATIONS

“A Theory on the Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions”
Contemporary Accounting Research, Summer 2014.

“Leading indicator variables and managerial incentives in a dynamic agency setting” with Qintao Fan
Review of Accounting studies, December, 2018.

“The Economic Consequences of Expanding Accounting Recognition” with Pierre Jinghong Liang and Xiaoyan Wen. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, April 2019.
 

INVITED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • University of Washington, Bothell, February 2019
  • Syracuse University, February 2018.
  • MAS Midyear conference, January 2018.
  • University of Houston, March 2016.
  • MAS Midyear conference, January 2016.
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, March 2015.
  • MAS Midyear conference, January 2013.
  • FARS Midyear conference, January 2013 (by coauthor)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 2012.
  • AAA Annual Conference, August 2011.
  • University of Minnesota, April 2011.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2008.
  • University of Iowa, February 2008.
  • New York University, February 2008.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, January 2008.
     

INVITED DISCUSSANT

  • MAS Midyear conference, January 2013, 2019.
  • AAA Annual Conference, August 2011.
     

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting
     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Measurement & Disclosure (intermediate I)
  • Accounting Institutions and Regulation (intermediate II)
  • Accounting Control Systems


AD HOC REVIEWER

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • International Journal of Accounting, 2018, 2019
  • Advances in Accounting, 2019
     

REVIEWER FOR CONFERENCES

  • MAS Midyear Conference, January 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • FARS Midyear Conference, January 2016.
  • AAA Annual Conference, August 2011
     

COMMITTEE

  • Undergraduate Council, University of Washington, Bothell, 2019-
  • MSA 5-year Review Committee, University of Washington, Bothell, 2019-
  • MSA Recruiting Committee, University of Washington, Bothell, 2019-
  • iMSA program committee, University of Illinois, 2017-2018
  • College Faculty Grievance Committee, University of Illinois 2017-2018
     

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, 2011-2013, 2016-2019
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Lake Tahoe, 2007
  • William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University,     2002 – 2005
  • Citibank Special Award, Tsinghua University, 2000
  • Distinguished Student Award, Tsinghua University, 1994 – 1999