Dr Li Liu



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2009


+61 3 924 46188


Dr Li Liu is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. Before joining Deakin, Li was a Senior Lecturer of Finance College in Shandong University of Finance and Economics in China and worked at Shandong Finance Bureau. Li’s research interest includes audit pricing, the role of political connection, financial information quality and the Chinese capital market. She has published papers in academic journals.

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Research interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Audit Pricing
  • Political Economy
  • Chinese Capital Market


  • Member,  Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).
  • Member, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) China.

Teaching interests

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting


  • 'The Effect of Corporate Capital Gains Tax on Corporate Equity Sales: Tax lock-in effect and timing effect', JCAE Annual Symposium, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE), Indonesia, 11-12 January 2018.


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Mandatory CSR disclosure, monitoring and investment efficiency: evidence from China

L Liu, G Tian

(2019), pp. 1-50, Accounting and finance, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Product market competition, state-ownership, corporate governance and firm performance

L Liu, W Qu, J Haman

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 62-83, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Government connections and the persistence of profitability: evidence from Chinese listed firms

L Liu, Q Liu, G Tian, P Wang

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 110-129, Emerging markets review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

voluntary corporate social responsibility reporting and financial statement auditing in China

W Qu, P Carey, L Liu

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 244-262, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Corporate governance and quality of forward-looking information Evidence from the Chinese stock market

W Qu, M Ee, L Liu, V Wise, P Carey

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 39-67, Asian Review of Accounting, C1

journal article

Government ownership, audit firm size and audit pricing: Evidence from China

L Liu, N Subramaniam

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 161-175, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Government ownership, audit firm size and audit pricing: evidence from China

Dr Li Liu, Prof Nava Subramaniam

  • 2009: $3,936


Associate Supervisor

Lu Wang

Thesis entitled: A Study of Voluntary Internal Control Assurance in Chinese Listed Companies

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting