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Dr Dan Luo

Associate Professor in Management Accounting and Financial Management

Programme Director BA Accounting (BIT)

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G30, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Dr Dan Luo joined BISA, Henley Business School, University of Reading, in August 2016.

Before that, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Business and Finance in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS), University of Nottingham, from May 2011. She previously worked as a research fellow in the Centre of Global Finance, University of the West of England, and as a post-doctorate research fellow at SCCS, The University of Nottingham, where she was awarded her PhD and MA in Finance and Investment. She obtained her BA (Hons) Management in Accounting and Finance from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2005. She has also been an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2012.

Her PhD thesis was entitled "Development of the Chinese Financial System and the Reform of Chinese Commercial Banks". Dr. Luo's major research interests focus on the Chinese financial market, in particular, the banking sector and stock market. She has also conducted intensive research on asset pricing, stock market volatility and income inequality. Her work has been published in leading journals such as The Applied Energy, The European Journal of Finance, The World Economy and Journal of Applied Financial Economics.

Reference: Li, C., Lou, C., Luo, D. and Kai, X. (2021) Chinese corporate distress prediction using LASSO: the role of earnings management. International Review of Financial Analysis, 76. 101776. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Luo, D. (2020) Local public expenditure and local economic growth: evidence from Zhejiang province of China. In: Abraham, F. and Zhang, Z. (eds.) China's Rise and Internationalization. World Scientific Publishing. ISBN 9789811212239 doi:
Reference: Liu, L., Luo, D. and Han, L. (2019) Default risk, state ownership and the cross-section of stock returns: evidence from China. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 53 (4). pp. 933-966. ISSN 1573-7179 doi:
Reference: Liu, L., Luo, D. and Zhao, N. (2019) Short-selling activity and return predictability: evidence from the chinese stock market. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1558-0938 doi:
Reference: Yao, S., Zhang, F., Wang, P. and Luo, D. (2017) Location determinants of China's outward foreign direct investment. China & World Economy, 25 (6). pp. 1-27. ISSN 1671-2234 doi:
Reference: Wang, J., Tian, G., Fan, W. and Luo, D. (2017) The effect of mandatory regulation on corporate social responsibility reporting quality: evidence from China. Journal of Applied Business Research, 33 (1). pp. 67-86. ISSN 2157-8834 doi:
Reference: Herrerias, M. J., Cuadros, A. and Luo, D. (2016) Foreign versus indigenous innovation and energy intensity: further research across Chinese regions. Applied Energy, 162. pp. 1374-1384. ISSN 0306-2619 doi:
Reference: Luo, D. (2016) The development of the Chinese financial system and reform of Chinese commercial banks. The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 481-500. ISBN 9781137454652
Reference: Luo, D. , Dong, Y., Armitage, S. and Hou, W. (2015) The impact of foreign bank penetration on the domestic banking sector: new evidence from China. European Journal of Finance. ISSN 1466-4364 doi:
Reference: Yao, S., Luo, D. and Wang, J. (2014) Housing development and urbanisation in China. World Economy, 37 (3). pp. 481-500. ISSN 0378-5920 doi: