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Dr. Stella Liao

Associate Professor
Finance, Insurance and Law
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

344.001International Financial Management

344.002International Financial Management

381.001Seminar in Finance: Applied Equity Analysis

Teaching Interests & Areas

Investments
International Finance
Corporate Finance

Research Interests & Areas

Corporate Governance
Board of Directors
Cross-Listings
M&As

PhD

University of Missouri - Columbia

MBA

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award

Emerald
2020

Manahan Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Business

College of Business
2020

University Research Grant

Illinois State University
2020

COB Featured Research

College of Business
2019

COUNTRY Financial Faculty Scholar Award

College of Business
2019

Outstanding Service Award

Department of Finance, Insurance, and Law
2019

Best Paper Awards

MBAA International Convention
2018

Best Paper First Prize

CFA Institute Investment Management at the 8th India Finance Conference
2018

Best Paper in Track Award

Academy of Finance MBAA International Convention
2018

Outstanding Teaching Award

Department of Finance, Insurance, and Law
2017

Journal Article

Ferris, S., Jayaraman, N., & Liao, M. Better Directors or Distracted Directors? An International Analysis of Busy Boards. Global Finance Journal 44 (2020)
Howe, T., Kotomin, V., Liao, M., & Varma, A. A Tale of Two SMIPs: Equity and Fixed Income. Managerial Finance 46.5 (2020): 636-646.
Liao, M. Corporate Governance and Delisting: Evidence from Emerging Markets. Journal of Accounting and Finance 20.2 (2020): 178-191.
Ferris, S., & Liao, M. Busy Boards and Corporate Earnings Management: An International Analysis. Review of Accounting and Finance 18.4 (2019): 533-556.
Ferris, S., Jayaraman, N., & Liao, M. Labor Market Consequences for Busy Directors: Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions. Journal Of Financial Research 42.3 (2019): 449-489.

Newspaper, Article

Ferris, S., Jayaraman, N., & Liao, M. Mergers and the Market for Busy Directors: An International Analysis. Columbia Law School Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets (2018)
Ferris, S., Jayaraman, N., & Liao, M. Better Directors or Distracted Directors? An International Analysis of Busy Boards. Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (2017)

Presentations

An International Analysis of Director Equity Incentives and Earnings Management. MBAA - International Convention. (2018)
Corporate Governance and Delisting: Evidence from Emerging Markets. MBAA - International Convention. (2018)
The Compensation of Busy Directors: An international Analysis. Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting. (2018)
The Effect of Countries' Economic Freedom on Firm Performance. MBAA - International Convention. (2018)
The Incidence and Usefulness of Busy Boards: The Global Examination. Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting. (2017)
The Incidence and Usefulness of Busy Boards: The Global Examination. Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting. (2016)

Grants & Contracts

University Research Grant. College of Business. Illinois State University. (2020)
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