Xinxin Li

Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business
School: School of Business
Phone: (607) 274-3936
Office: Business School 419
Speciality: Corporate Finance, Investment Policy, Capital Structure

Dr. Xinxin Li is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Finance and International Business department. She joined Ithaca College in fall 2018 after completing her PhD in finance at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May 2018. Dr. Li’s primary research interest is corporate finance, i.e., mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, investment policy. She has published in Quarterly Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Economics and has several working papers in the pipeline. Dr. Li has taught various undergraduate and graduate level finance courses, including Business Finance, International Finance, Introduction to Personal Finance, Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Finance and Economics for MBA Entertainment Industry. Aside from her academic life, Xinxin also enjoys travels, movies, and food. She is a Carolina Panthers football fan. 

Recent Publications

  • Ji, S., King, T.H.D. and Li, X., 2021. Human capital cost and investment policy. Review of Financial Economics39(3), pp.254-279.
  • Chen, J., King, T.H.D. and Li, X., 2018. National culture and governance on bondholder wealth: Evidence from joint ventures and strategic alliances around the world. Quarterly Journal of Finance8(01), p.1840003.

Working paper

  • Capital Structure Persistency and Subsequent Equity Financing: Evidence from Zero Leverage and Levered Firms. With David Mauer and Yilei Zhang

  • Housing Market in China from a National Culture Perspective. With Chee Ng and Bryan Wood (student)

  • How to Improve Grades Earned in Big Business Finance Classes. With Chee Ng, under review.

  • How to find the cash flows that meet the Descartes’ rule of signs? With Chee Ng, under review.