Zezeng Li


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Research area: Zezeng’s current research broadly looks into pension accounting, corporate finance perspective of pension fund, corporate governance. In particular, his research interest focus on what is the effect of pension de-riskings strategies on firm risk and pension risk. He has investigated the relationship between corporate governance of sponsring firm and pension de-risking strategies indicating firm’s risk taking behaviors. In addition to the research on firm with defined benefit pension fund, he has joint project with former colleague on credit rating and earning pattern to explore how the debt market reaction to the firm’s earning announcement.

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Zezeng is a Lecturer in Accounting at Huddersfield Business School and joined the University of Huddersfield in 2018. Zezeng earned a PhD in Accounting from University of Exeter, an MSc in Accounting Accountability and Financial Management in King’s College London, University of London, and a Bacholar’s degree in International Accounting at China. During his PhD studies, he worked as a teaching assistant for various modules in Accounting and Finance. Zezeng’s current research activity involves investigation of pension de-risking strategies and their impact on the companies and pension fund. During his studies, he also undertook several internship in accountancy firms and international cooperations.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pension fund
  • Pension accounting
  • Pension fund corporate governance


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