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Dr. Li Ya holds a PhD in Finance from Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme) with a visiting study from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. She received her BBA (First Class Honours) in City University of Hong Kong and MSc in Imperial College London (Women in Finance Scholarship). Before joining the University, she had worked in Syracuse University, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include asset pricing and corporate finance. She has published articles in leading academic journals. Professionally, she is a certified FRM (Financial Risk Manager) with working exposure in several reputable financial institutions and writes exam questions for the FRM program. 

Research interests

  • Behavioral Finance, Financial Risk Management
  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance


BBA [CityU], MSc [Imperial College London], PhD [HKBU], FRM


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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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