Professor Edward Lee

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Position: Professor of Accounting & Finance
Academic unit: Accounting and Finance


Editorial duties:

  • Editor, Accounting and Business Research (ABS 3 and SSCI journal; 2015 JCR 32/94, Impact Factor 1.347)
  • Associate Editor, British Accounting Review (ABS 3 and SSCI journal; 2015 JCR 33/94, Impact Factor 1.340)
  • Associate Editor, European Journal of Finance (ABS 3 and SSCI journal; 2015 JCR 73/94, Impact Factor 0.559)
  • Editorial Board Member, European Accounting Review (ABS 3 and SSCI journal; 2015 JCR 41/94, Impact Factor 1.098)

Research highlights:

  • Lee, E, Strong, N, and Zhu, Z. "Did Regulation Fair Disclosure, SOX, and Other Analyst Regulations Reduce Security Mispricing?" Journal of Accounting Research 52, no. 3(2014) : 733-774 (ABS 4*, FT 45, and UTD 24 journal)
  • Lee, E, Walker, M, and Zeng, C. "Do Chinese government subsidies affect firm value?" Accounting, Organizations and Society 39, no. 3(2014) : 149-169 (ABS 4* and FT 45 journal)
  • Christensen, H., Lee, E., and Walker, M. "Do IFRS Reconciliations Convey Information? The Effect of Debt Contracting." Journal of Accounting Research 47, no. 5(2009) : 1167-1199 (ABS4*, FT 45, and UTD 24 journal)

Visiting positions:

  • Department of Accounting, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Department of Accounting, School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

PhD placements:

  • Hans Christensen, Associate Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA
  • Zhenmei Zhu, Assistant Professor, School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Cheng Zeng, Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
  • Chu Yeong Lim, Associate Professor, School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Jirada Petaibanlue, Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Ersa Wahyuni, Lecturer, Department of Accounting, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
  • Yin Zhu, Visiting Researcher, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada


  • British Accounting and Finance Association Best Paper Prize 2014

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  • Cleverton, J., Humphrey, C., & Lee, E. (2017). Arm's length pricing vs. social relational process: The construction of fair values in a financial services organization.. Publication link: 8c351d29-b439-4a01-b37b-8abd4ca9ca0e
  • Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2017). Do Chinese State Subsidies Affect Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure?Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. . Publication link: ce5e6d23-14b0-4193-b2b3-49a6a1f2c698


  • Huang, H., Lee, E., Lyu, C., & Zhu, Z. (2016). The effect of accounting academics in the boardroom on the value relevance of financial reporting information. International Review of Financial Analysis. . Publication link: fcef0916-cfc7-4d7d-be37-92a1b791a917


  • Petaibanlue, J., Walker, M., & Lee, E. (2015). When did analyst forecast accuracy benefit from increased cross-border comparability following IFRS adoption in the EU?International Review of Financial Analysis. . Publication link: 67033ec3-43f4-451d-b79d-3d4a6ac4ab92



  • Lee, E., Chan, A., & Hsu, A. (2013). Does Mandatory IFRS Adoption Affect the Credit Ratings of Foreign Firms Cross-listed in the US?Accounting Horizon, 27(3), 491-510. . Publication link: d16d683e-1902-4bb4-aff7-56f1d16994b1
  • Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2013). Does IFRS convergence affect financial reporting quality in China (ACCA research report no. 131). Association of Chartered Certified Acountants.. Publication link: 285d218f-0105-4e86-b484-f1c64a28d269


  • Lee, E., Stathopoulos, K., Brown, R., & Gao, N. (2011). What are Friends for? CEO Networks, Pay and Corporate Governance. In Corporate Governance: Recent Developments and New Trends. Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 4f3d5bc2-a88d-4c1c-94d3-9f1621b6fcff



  • Lee, E., Walker, M., & Christensen, H. (2008). Mandating IFRS: Its Impact on the Cost of Equity Capital in Europe (ACCA research report no. 105). Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.. Publication link: 9a4dff56-d500-4e0c-887a-7aeec845cec3


  • Christensen, H. B., Lee, E., & Walker, M. (2007). Cross-sectional variation in the economic consequences of international accounting harmonization: The case of mandatory IFRS adoption in the UK. International Journal of Accounting, 42(4), 341-379. DOI: 10.1016/j.intacc.2007.09.007. Publication link: ff1930ca-83a1-4948-95db-12f0a54ee17b


  • Lee, E., Walker, M., & Christensen, H. (2006). The Cost of Capital in Europe: An Empirical Analysis and the Preliminary Impact of International Accounting Harmonisation (ACCA research report no. 94). (ACCA). London: Association of Chartered Certified Acountants.. Publication link: 8c8e4fd4-25c9-4e27-9be4-6645448ef76a