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Dr Louise Lu

Dr Louise Lu

Research School of Accounting

Associate Professor
Email: louise.lu@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 54859
Office: Room 1030, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Research areas

Financial accounting; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate finance.


Louise Lu is an Associate Professor of Accounting. Her research interests are in financial accounting, corporate social responsibility and corporate finance. Louise has previously investigated financial statement comparability, corporate social responsibility, voluntary disclosures, tax avoidance, the value of cash holdings, and stock price crash risks. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics and Accounting and Finance. Louise is an editorial board member of Accounting and Finance and serves as a member of the technical committee of the AFAANZ conference.

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Research publications

Journal Articles

  • Huang, R., Li, L., Lu, L and H, Wu (2020), "The Impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on Firms’ R&D Disclosure”, European Accounting Review, forthcoming.
  • Jiang, X and L, Lu (2020), "Political corruption and MA acquisition profitability", Accounting and Finance, forthcoming.
  • Kim, J., Li, L., Lu, L and Y, Yu (2020), "Financial Statement Comparability and Investment Efficiency", Accounting and Finance, forthcoming
  • Qian, C., L. Lu and Y. Yu (2019), "Financial Analyst Coverage and Corporate Social Performance: Evidence from Natural Experiments", Strategic Management Journal, vol. 40, Iss. 13, pp. 2271-2286.


Research grants and awards


Louise’ research has been funded by funders including AFAANZ.


AFAANZ Best Paper award, July 2020;

AFAANZ Best Paper award, July 2019;

The Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper, 26th Asian-pacific conference on international accounting issues, October, 2014.


Research engagement and outreach

Editorial board member, Accounting and Finance

Technical committee member, AFAANZ conference.



BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN3001 Accounting Theory


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