Yongli Luo

Assistant Professor of Finance


  • PhD in Business Administration/ Finance, The University of Texas-Pan American
  • MS in Management, University of Science and Technology of China
  • BS in International Business, Chongqing University, China

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Financial management
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Investment
  • Money, Banking & Financial Markets
  • Options, Futures and Derivatives
  • Personal Finance
  • Public Finance


  • Luo, Y. (forthcoming). CEO power, ownership structure and pay performance in Chinese banking. Journal of Economics and Business, (In press, available online in May 2015). doi:10.1016/j.jeconbus.2015.04.003
  • Luo, Y, Jackson, D. (2015). The financial crisis and systemic risks in Asia Pacific banks: an evaluation of policy responses. Asian Journal of Research in Banking and Finance, 5(6), 55-74.
  • Luo, Y. (2014). Cross-listing, managerial compensation and corporate governance. Cogent Economics & Finance, 2(1), 1-17.
  • Yang, X. and Luo, Y. (2014). Rumor clarification and stock returns: do bull markets behave differently from bear markets? Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, 50 (1), 197-209.
  • Luo, Y. (2014). Economic freedom, financial crisis and stock volatilities in emerging markets. International Journal of Financial Management, 4(1), 1-10.
  • Luo, Y. (2013). Inflation targeting and the dynamics between exchange rates and interest rates: evidence from Latin America. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management, 1(1), 5-13.
  • Esqueda, O., Luo, Y. and Jackson D. (2013). The linkage between the U.S. “fear index” and ADR premiums under non-frictionless stock markets. Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013 (July), 1-16.
  • Luo, Y., Fang, F. and  Esqueda, O. (2012). The overseas listing puzzle: post-IPO performance of Chinese stocks and ADRs in the U.S. market. Journal of Multinational Financial Management. 22 (5), 193-211.
  • Luo, Y. and Jackson D. (2012). Executive compensation, ownership structure and firm performance in Chinese financial corporations. Global Business and Finance Review, 17(1), 56-74.
  • Esqueda, O., Jackson D. and Luo, Y. (2012). Profitability of foreign family-controlled firms: the case of American Depository Receipts. Journal of Business Issues, 2012 (1): 23-34.
  • Luo, Y. and Esqueda, O. (2011). Cointegration and priority relationships between energy stocks and oil prices. The Journal of Current Research in Global Business, 14(21), 22-32.

Awards and Honors

  • The Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Nominee at school of Business of WBU 2014-2015
  • Best paper in finance award at Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) conference 2012
  • Best paper award at Association for Global Business (AGB) conference 2010
  • The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grants (Project No. 70173013 & 71303210)
  • The National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC) grants (Project No. 10zd&034)

Additional Information

Dr. Luo has professional membership of the Financial Management Association (FMA), Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA), Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF), Association for Global Business (AGB), and the Academy of Behavior Finance & Economics (ABFE). He serves on the editorial board of four peer-reviewed journals, as well as refereed journal reviewers for Corporate Governance: An International Review, Emerging Market Review, Asian Review of Accounting, International Journal of Managerial Finance, and Comparative Economic Studies.

Dr. Luo has over 15 years of professional experience in international business, stock, future & foreign exchange trading. Especially, he has expertise in risk management in energy stocks investment and portfolio management of hedge fund. Dr. Luo is an evangelical Christian and dedicates himself to serving The Lord of Jesus Christ. He is friendly and has passion of services to the community and students. He has served as an adviser for Enactus and business ethics match, a member of Faculty Senate and Lion’s Club International, and the Chair of Institutional Review Board at WBU.

Dr. Luo is a collegial, prolific and diligent scholar. His research interests focus on corporate finance, global financial markets & institutions, and emerging markets finance. He likes to integrate business ethics, biblical teaching and corporate social responsibility into class discussion. Dr. Luo enjoys running & jogging, playing tennis, swimming, riding motorcycles & ATVs, and traveling around the world. He is married to Cindy, and they have three kids.

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