Professor Feng Li Received the 2018 AAA Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award


On June 14, 2018, Professor Feng Li, Deputy Dean and Professor of Accounting at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, received the 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award by the American Accounting Association (AAA).

Founded in 1916, the American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia and one of the most influential academic accounting organizations in the world. The Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is presented annually to work or related works published more than five years but not more than 15 years prior to the year of the award and recognizes accounting research based on uniqueness and magnitude of contribution to accounting education, practice and/or future accounting research, originality and innovative content, clarity and organization of exposition and soundness and appropriateness of methodology.

The 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is given to Professor Li for his works entitled “Annual report readability, current earnings, and earnings persistence” and “The Information Content of Forward-Looking Statements in Corporate Filings – A Naïve Bayesian Machine Learning Approach”. The award will be presented to Professor Li on August 8, 2018 at the AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Professor Li's research interest mainly lies in financial accounting, corporate disclosures and textual analysis. He has published widely in leading academic journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Journal of Financial Economics.

Professor Li holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Finance and Economics area from University of Chicago. Before joining SAIF, Professor Li was Harry Jones Associate Professor of Accounting with tenure from 2011 to 2015 and the Ernst & Young Assistant Professor of Accounting from 2004 to 2011 in Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.