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Hai Lu

Hai Lu

Professor of Accounting


PhD (Business Administration), University of Southern California


Hai Lu is a Professor of Accounting at Rotman. His research interests lie in the areas of accounting and finance, specifically the regulation of capital markets, insider trading, securities valuation, corporate governance and financial analysts. He has published in leading international journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Management Science. 

Academic Positions

  • 2016-

    Professor , Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 2015-2017

    Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University

  • 2011-2016

    Associate Professor, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 2004-2011

    Assistant Professor, Rotman School, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Regulations in capital markets, insider trading, financial analysts, corporate governance, Chinese capital markets.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017

    SMU Internal Grant (CI, 2017-18),

  • 2016

    SMU MOE Tier 1A Research Grant (CI, 2016-17),

  • 2015

    CMA/CAAA Research Award (PI, 2015-16),

  • 2014

    Hong Kong General Research Fund (CI, 2014-16),

  • 2014

    The Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship (PI, 2014-15),

  • 2013

    SSHRC (Insight grant, CI, 2013-16),

  • 2012

    CMA/Canadian Academic Accounting Association (PI, 2013-14),

  • 2012

    National Natural Science Foundation of China (CI, 2013-16),

  • 2012

    SSHRC (Insight grant, PI, 2012-15),

  • 2010

    AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship (PI, 2010-11),

  • 2008

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Standard grant, 2008-11),

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Accounting Association

  • American Finance Association

  • Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2017-

    Editor, Contemporary Accounting Research

  • 2015-2017

    Associate Dean (Research), Singapore Management University

  • 2015-2016

    President , Chinese Accounting Professors' Association of North America (CAPANA)

  • 2015-2018

    Conference Organizer, Accounting Program, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, Singapore

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