Shushu Liao

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Research Fellow



Academic appointments:

  • Research fellow, Auckland University of Technology (2020 - ongoing)
  • Lecturer in Finance, Lancaster University (2019 - 2020)


  • PhD in Finance, Lancaster University
  • Master in Finance, Imperial College London
  • Bachelor's degree in Financial Management, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy


I am currently appointed as a research fellow at Auckland University of Technology and a member of Auckland Centre for Financial Research. Before that, I was a lecturer in Finance at Lancaster University Management School, the institution where I obtain my PhD degree in Finance. I complete my Master degree in Finance at Imperial College London and Bachelor's degree in Financial Management at Sun Yat-sen University, China. I conduct empirical and theoretical research in the financial and investment decisions of a firm, corporate policy with respect to financial stability, the impact of product market competition and the design of executives compensation contracts.

Research interests:

My research interests include empirical corporate finance and corporate governance with a focus on the intersection between financing and investment decisions, financial stability, product market competition, finance and labor, executives compensation and board composition; and dynamic structural modelling in finance and economics.

Fields of research:

  • Financial Economics
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

Research outputs:

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