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Meng Li

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Meng Li

Department: John T. Steed School of Accounting
Office: Adams Hall 200H
Phone: (405)325-2479
Address: 307 West Brooks, Room 200H
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
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Meng Li is an assistant professor of accounting in the Price College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in accounting and MBA from The University of Chicago. Prior to joining OU, she was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Memphis. She has taught both financial and managerial accounting courses. She currently teaches Intermediate Accounting II.

Li's primary research interest is in financial accounting with focuses on two areas: (1) the roles played by non-CEO executives and rank-and-file employees in corporate decisions; (2) corporate voluntary disclosure. She has published in top journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science. She enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with her family.

Degrees Earned:

PhD in Accounting, The University of Chicago 2012
MBA, The University of Chicago 2012
M.A. in Economics, The Ohio State University 2007
B.A. in Economics, Major in Finance, Tsinghua University 2005    


“Motivational Optimism and Short-Term Investment Efficiency” with Stan Markov and Susan Shu, 2023, The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

“What Do Employees Know? Evidence from a Social Media Platform” with Kelly Huang and Stan Markov, 2020, The Accounting Review 95(2): 199-226.

“Directors’ Informational Role in Corporate Voluntary Disclosure: An Analysis of Directors from Related Industries” with Ruihao Ke and Yuan Zhang, 2020, Contemporary Accounting Research 37(1): 392-418.

 “Moral Hazard and Internal Discipline: Theory and Evidence” Solo-authored, 2019, The Accounting Review 94(4): 365-400.

“Social Connections within Executive Teams and Management Forecasts” with Ruihao Ke, Zhejia Ling, and Yuan Zhang, 2019, Management Science 65(1): 439-457.

 “Is Japan Really a ‘Buy’? The Corporate Governance, Cash Holdings, and Economic Performance of Japanese Companies” with Kazuo Kato and Douglas Skinner, 2017, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 44(3-4): 480-523.