Prof Edward Lee


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Editorial positions:

  • 2016 to present: Joint Editor, Accounting and Business Research [CABS3, ABDC A, SSCI journal]
  • 2020 to present: Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics [CABS2, ABDC B, SSCI journal]
  • 2014 to present: Associate Editor, British Accounting Review [CABS 3, ABDC A*, SSCI journal]
  • 2017 to present: Associate Editor, China Journal of Accounting Research [CABS 2, ABDC B journal]
  • 2013 to present: Associate Editor, European Journal of Finance [CABS 3, ABDC A, SSCI journal]
  • 2013 to present: Editorial Board, European Accounting Review [CABS 3, ABDC A*, SSCI journal]  

Administrative positions:   

  • Director of Postgraduate Research for Accounting and Finance Division, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK 

Visiting positions:

  • Fudan UniversityDept. of Accounting, Shanghai, China 
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Dept. of Accounting, Stockholm, Sweden 

 Key academic publications:

  • Edward Lee, Norman Strong, and Zhenmei Zhu, 2014, Did Regulation Fair Disclosure, SOX, and other analyst regulations reduce security mispricing? Journal of Accounting Research 52 (3), 733-774. [CABS 4*, FT Top 50, UT-Dallas Top 24 journal, REF 2021]
  • Edward Lee, Martin Walker, and Cheng Zeng, 2014, Do Chinese government subsidies affect firm value? Accounting, Organizations and Society 39 (3), 149-169. [CABS 4*, FT Top 50 journal, REF 2021]
  • Hans Christensen, Edward Lee, and Martin Walker, 2009, Do IFRS reconciliations convey information? The effect of debt contracting. Journal of Accounting Research 47 (5), 1167-1199. [CABS 4*, FT Top 50, UT-Dallas Top 24 journal, REF 2014]
  • See Publications tab for over 40 other academic publications 

Selected working papers:

  • Jeong-Bon Kim, Edward Lee, Xiaojian Tang, and Junsheng Zhang, 2020, Collusive versus coercive corporate corruption: Evidence from demand-side shocks and supply side disclosures. Working paper. 
  • Jeong-Bon Kim, Edward Lee, and Zhenmei Zhu, 2019, Does firm-specific stock price crash risk lead to a stimulation or distortion of market information efficiency? Working paper.
  • Tuan Ho, Edward Lee, Gerald J. Lobo, and Zhenmei Zhu, 2019, Does financial regulation uncertainty affect the mispricing of bank earnings? Working paper.
  • Mostafa Harakeh, Edward Lee, Martin Walker, 2019, Understanding how the effects of conditional conservatism measurement bias vary with the research context. Working paper.
  • Jenny Cleverton, Christopher Humphrey, and Edward Lee, 2017, Fair values and the global financial crisis: Examining the social construction of fair values in a financial services organization. Working paper. 

Other research highlights:   

  • Best paper award in Financial Management track of the British Academy of Management in 2020: Steven X. Chen, Edward Lee, Konstantinos Stathopoulos, 2020. Does corporate social responsibility spending affect strike risk? Evidence from union elections.
  • Most downloaded article in European Accounting Review: Hans Christensen, Edward Lee, Martin Walker, and Cheng Zeng, 2015. Incentives or standards: What determines accounting quality changes around IFRS adoption? European Accounting Review 24, 31-61 [CABS 3, REF 2021]
  • Best manuscript award from British Accounting and Finance Association in 2015: Edward Lee, Norman Strong, and Zhenmei Zhu, 2014. Did the value premium survive the subprime credit crisis? British Accounting Review 46, 166-178 [CABS 3, REF 2021]  

Former PhD students and job market placements:

  • Hans Christensen, completed 2008, now serving as Professor of Accounting, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA
  • Zhenmei (Judy) Zhu, completed 2012, now serving as Associate Professor, Dept. of Accounting, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Cheng (Colin) Zeng, completed 2012, now serving as Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
  • Chu Yeong Lim, completed 2012, now serving as Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Techonology, Singapore
  • Jirada Petaibanlue, completed 2013, now serving as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Yin Zhu, completed 2014, former visiting researcher, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada 
  • Ersa Wahyuni, completed 2015, now serving as Lecturer, Dept. of Accounting, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia 
  • Mostafa Harakeh, completed 2017, now serving as Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Yangke Liu, completed 2018, now serving as Lecturer in Finance, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Steven Xianglong Chen, completed 2019, now serving as Lecturer in Accounting, University of Liverpool, UK


  • PhD in Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, UK

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