Huimin Li

Huimin Li

Phone: (603) 862-5379
Office: Accounting & Finance, Paul College Rm 355G, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Huimin Li is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. She held the prestigious Virginia Paul Dee Professorship of Finance from 2021 to 2023. Dr. Li earned her Ph.D. in Finance from Georgia State University in 2014.

Dr. Li's research interests revolve around Corporate Governance, Family Firms, Audit Partners, and Audit Quality. Her work has been published in esteemed and impactful journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Managerial Auditing Journal, Accounting & Finance, and Finance Research Letters.

Actively involved in the academic community, Dr. Li serves as a reviewer for journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Managerial Auditing Journal. Beyond her academic responsibilities, Dr. Li engages in professional development workshops, fostering continuous growth in both research and teaching. Additionally, she participates in university-level committees and initiatives focusing on faculty development and student engagement.

Dr. Li has taught a range of courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including Corporate Finance, Equity Analysis, and Financial Theory. She has served as the Finance Option Coordinator since 2018. Outside the classroom, Dr. Li consistently demonstrates her commitment to students' success by providing mentorship and guidance. She actively supports their academic and professional development, assisting them with research projects, and encouraging their participation in academic events.

Courses Taught

  • ACFI 871: Financial Theory
  • ADMN 570: Intro to Financial Management


  • Ph.D., Finance, Georgia State University
  • M.S., Economics, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S., Management Information Systems, Southwestern Univ
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing
  • Finance

Selected Publications

  • Cai, C., Ciccone, S., Li, H., & Xu, L. E. (2023). Audit partner characteristics, career advancement and audit quality in the USA. Managerial Auditing Journal, 38(4), 389-418. doi:10.1108/maj-09-2021-3325

  • Li, H., & Ryan, H. E. (2022). Founding family ownership and firm performance: Evidence from the evolution of family ownership and firm policies. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 49(7-8), 1391-1424. doi:10.1111/jbfa.12593

  • Cai, C., Li, H., & Zhou, H. (2022). Learning-by-doing: the experience effect in mergers and acquisitions. ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, 62, 1189-1229. doi:10.1111/acfi.12821

  • Wang, Y., Li, H., Ling, L., & Peng, H. (2022). Wives' empowerment and corporate financial risk in Chinese family firms. FINANCE RESEARCH LETTERS, 44. doi:10.1016/

  • Kuang, H., Li, H., Sherwood, M. G., & Whited, R. L. (2020). Mandatory Audit Partner Rotations and Audit Quality in the United States. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 39(3), 161-184. doi:10.2308/ajpt-18-152

  • Ashraf, R., Li, H., & Jr, R. H. E. (2020). Dual agency problems in family firms: Evidence from director elections. JOURNAL OF CORPORATE FINANCE, 62. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2019.101556

  • Ciccone, S., Kaen, F. R., & Li, H. (2018). The Fortunes of War and Aircraft Manufacturer Stock Returns: The Case of the Korean War. EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 44(2), 211-241. doi:10.1057/s41302-016-0077-7

  • Li, H., Kuang, H., Lu, C., & Xu, B. (n.d.). CFO Ethnicity and Financial Reporting Conservatism. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research.