Nan Li

Nan Li

Assistant Professor
(416) 287-7351


Nan Li is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is cross-appointed to the accounting area at the Rotman School of Business. She studies social networks and capital markets, financial reporting, and payout policy. Her research examines firms’ connections in the labor market as a new measure of economic linkages among firms.  Her research agenda focuses on understanding how new information transmission channels such as social media reshape a firm’s information environment.  

Research Interests: 

Social Media and Capital Markets, Financial Reporting and Corporate Disclosures, Labor Economics, Social Networks, Payout Policy

Awards and Grants: 

Booth School of Business PhD Fellowship, 2009-2014
Jennifer Jones PhD Fellowship, 2013
Sidney Davidson Doctoral Fellowship,2012
Pichler Fellowship, 2010



PhD, University of Chicago

MBA, University of Chicago

MA, Peking University

BA, Zhejiang University