Li Di, PhD in Financial Economics

Release date:2021/12/27
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Li Di, PhD in Financial Economics

Assistant Professor of Finance


Contact Details:

Telephone: 8590-2823


Academic Qualifications

PhD in Financial Economics, Monash University

Master of Art, Bangor University

LLB, Harbin University of Commerce



Dr Di Li is currently the Assistant Professor of Finance, Faculty of Finance at City University of Macau. He completed his undergraduate study at Harbin University of Commerce and was educated at Bangor University. After three-year working in industry he went to Monash University and obtained his PhD degree. His major research interests include behavioral finance, corporate governance, energy economics, and banking. His research work has been published in the journals, including Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and Frontiers in Energy Research. His working papers have been presented at the conferences such as Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, International Conference on Energy Finance, and KFUPM conference on Islamic banking and finance.


Teaching Areas

  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Engineering
  • Merger & Acquisition


Research Area

  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy Economics
  • Behavioral Finance


Journal Papers

  1. Shaiban, M. S., Li, D., & Hasanov, A. S. (2021). Energy and Bank Equity Interactions. Frontiers in Energy Research, 9. (SSCI Q2)
  2. Di, L., Shaiban, M. S., & Hasanov, A. S. (2021). The power of investor sentiment in explaining bank stock performance: Listed conventional vs. Islamic banks. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 66, 101509. (SSCI Q1, ABS 2, ABDC A)


Conference Paper

Li Di, Shaiban, M., Hasanov, A.S., Does investor sentiment have stronger explanatory power in determining oil prices than other determinants? International Conference on Energy Finance, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 26-27

Li Di, M.S. Shaiban and Hasanov, A.S.,. Is Islamic banking immune to crisis contagion? Cross country evidence from dual-banking system . KFUPM (King Fahad University of Petroleum and Mineral) conference on Islamic banking and finance, DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia

Labour union, CEO’s equity incentive and financial reporting quality (with M.S. Shaiban). Paper is presented in AFBC Conference



Pacific Basin Finance Journal Best Paper Award (Islamic Finance)

Best Paper Award at Third British Islamic Economic Society (BIES) Conference

Monash Merit Scholarship (Doctoral Scholarship)