Wei Li

Wei Li

Senior Lecturer of Accountancy

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Contact

97 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-0293

weili@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • M.S., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • M.S., Accounting, Tsinghua University, 2002
  • B.S., Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1999

Positions Held

  • Senior Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2017
  • Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • Instructor, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

Recent Publications

  • Li, W., & Fan, Q. Forthcoming (2018). Leading Indicator Variables and Managerial Incentives in a Dynamic Agency Setting. Review of Accounting Studies, 23 (4),
  • Li, W., Liang, P., & Wen, X. (2017). The Economic Consequences of Expanding Accounting Recognition. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance,.

Other Publications

Article

  • Li, W. (2014). A Theory on the Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions. Contemporary Accounting Research, 31 (2), 469-497.

Presentation

  • Li, W. (2013). When Subjective Nonfinancial Performance Measures Reduce Long-Term Investment. American Accounting Association MAS Section Mid-Year Conference.
  • Li, W. (2012). When Subjective Nonfinancial Performance Measures Reduce Long-Term Investment. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Li, W. (2011). Accounting for Past and Future Actions. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Li, W. (2011). Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions: A Theory and Evidence. University of Minnesota.
  • Li, W. (2008). Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions: A Theory and Evidence. Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Li, W. (2008). Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions: A Theory and Evidence. New York University.
  • Li, W. (2008). Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions: A Theory and Evidence. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Li, W. (2008). Discontinuity in Earnings Distributions: A Theory and Evidence. University of Iowa.

Working Paper

  • Chen, C., Di, L., Jiang, W., & Li, W. (2018). Supplier Concentration and Cost Structure.
  • Li, W. (2018). Cross-Sectional Variations in the Earnings Discontinuity Phenomenon.
  • Li, W. (2018). On the Impact of More Public Disclosure on Market Price and Market Efficiency.
  • Glover, J., & Li, W. (2014). When Do Subjective Nonfinancial Performance Measures Reduce Long-Term Investments.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011,2012,2013,2016,2017,2018

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting (Introductory and Intermediate)

Research Interests

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

Courses

  • Atg Measurement & Disclosure (ACCY 301) Introduction to measurement and reporting of organizational performance for strategic and operational purposes with a focus on a variety of financial and non-financial performance measures suitable for both internal and external decision-making. Projects, together with a series of practical workshops, facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and development of a variety of professional skills and attitudes.
  • Atg Institutions and Reg (ACCY 303) Regulation theory and practice as applied to accounting information. A general framework for regulation of accounting procedures is developed. This framework is applied to reporting, taxation, and regulated business activities. Projects facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and the development of professional attitudes and skills with emphasis on professional research.
  • Accounting Control Systems (ACCY 304) Broad perspective on accounting and control that considers attainment of all goals of an organization, including those concerned with financial objectives. Topics include the conceptual foundations of control and application of practical, analytical tools to the evaluation of an organization's control environment. Cases, class discussion and field research projects emphasize independent thinking, group processes, and communication.

Contact

97 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-0293

weili@illinois.edu