Yue Li


Yue Li

Yue Li

Director, MMPA
Professor of Accounting, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga


Email:      yue.li@utoronto.ca

Phone:     905-828-3915  

Office:      KN 263                                                        

Address:  Kaneff Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd.
                  Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Website:   Rotman School of Management



Yue Li is a Professor at the University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment at Rotman School of Management. He became the Director of the MMPA Program in 2023 and has been successfully teaching Accounting Theory & Research (MGT2280) since 2010. Yue was also a Fellow of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at Rotman, and has served as Editor (ad hoc) for Contemporary Accounting Research, Guest Editor for Journal of Management Accounting Research and Asia Review of Accounting, and Associate Editor for Managerial Auditing Journal and Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics. 

Yue’s research focuses on the disclosure and valuation relevance of corporate environmental performance information and corporate social responsibility. He has published in major accounting research journals, including the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, among others. He has organized the annual MMPA conferences since 2008. Yue has received various research grants over the years, including Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants, totaling over $150,000, as well as the Best Paper Award for three separate papers. Yue has presented his research at conferences and university research workshops internationally and his Google Scholar citations stand at 5,091 in August 2020.



Ph.D., Queen's University
MBA, University of Toronto
B.Sc., Huazhong University of Science and Technology



Teaches courses in Managerial Accounting, Management Control, Accounting Theory, Financial Statement Analysis, and Consolidation.                           

Research interests include Environmental Accounting, Corporate Governance, Voluntary    Disclosures and Capital Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility, and IPO valuation.



   •   The Valuation Relevance of Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the European Union           Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme
Peter Clarkson, Yue Li, Matthew Pinnuck, and Gordon Richardson                                              European Accounting Review, 2014

   •   The Relevance of Environmental Disclosures: Are such disclosures incrementally              informative?
Peter Clarkson, Xiao Hua Fang, Yue Li and Gordon Richardson                                                  Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Issue 32, 2013, pp. 410-431

   •   Voluntary Adoption of Independent Audit Committees: Theory and Empirical                        Evidence from Toronto Venture Exchange Listed Firms
Feng Chen and Yue Li                                                                                                                             Accounting Review, Vol 88(6), 2013, pp. 1939-1969

   •    Does it Really Pay to be Green? Determinants and Consequences of Proactive                  Environmental Strategies
Clarkson, P. M., Li, Y., Richardson, G. D.,Vasvari, F. P.                                                                  Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol 30, 2011, pp. 122-144



   •   A Workable and Effective Corporate Governance System for China's State Owned             Enterprises
Gordon, M., Y. Li, and Z. L. Tian, edited by Trish Fulton, Jinyan Li and Dianqing Xu                    China's Tax Reform Options, World Scientific Publishing, 1998, pp. 255-292

   •   Ownership and Control of State Owned Enterprises in China
Clarkson, P. M., Li, Y., Richardson, G. D.,Vasvari, F. P.                                                                           Taxation in Modern China, Routledge, 1998, pp. 245-283



2012    Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Award                                          2011    SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($45,890)                                                                    2006    Best Paper Award, ASAC Conference                                                                                2006    Best Paper Award, AFAANZ Conference                                                                            2005    SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($97,060)                                                                    2004    CICA Research Grant ($10,000), co-investigator



Canadian Academic Accounting Association
American Accounting Association