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Salford Business School

Professor Jia Liu

Reader in Finance


Jia is Reader in Finance at Salford Business School. She is Postgraduate Programme Director of International Finance, Accounting and Economics Academic Unit. She obtained her Ph.D in Economics (Birmingham), Hons and MSc in International Business (UIBE, Beijing), and PGCert in Higher Education (Salford).


She is Module Leader of Accounting and Finance and Corporate Financial Strategies.

She previously taught Corporate Finance and Accounting, Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance I, Corporate Finance II and Emerging Financial Markets at the MSc level.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Liquidity, financial distress and business failures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IPOs and SEOs
  • Bond ratings and bond markets
  • Audit, analysts and financial frauds
  • Market-based accounting research

Qualifications and Memberships

  • American Finance Association (2009-to date)
  • British Accounting and Finance Association (2008-to date)
  • European Economic Association (2005-to date)
  • Royal Economic Society (2009-2010)
  • Southern Finance Association (2009-to date)


Liu, J. (2013).  Fixed investment, liquidity, and access to capital markets: New evidence. International Review of Financial Analysis.

Liu, J., Lister, R., and Pang, D. (2012). Corporate evolution following initial public offerings in China: A life-course approach. International Review of Financial Analysis.

Liu, J. (2012).  The dynamics of listed SMEs in China. International Journal of Economics of Business. 19(3): 19(3):447-476.

Liu, J. (2009).  Business failures and macroeconomic factors in the UK. Bulletin of Economic Research. 61(1):47-72.

Liu, J. and Pang, D. (2009).  Financial factors and company investment decisions in transitional China. Managerial and Decisions Economics. 30(2):91-108.

Dickinson, D. G. and Liu, J. (2007).  Real effects of monetary policy in China: An empirical analysis. China Economic Review, 18(1):87-111.

Liu, J. (2004).  Macroeconomic determinants of business failures in the UK. Applied Economics, 36:939-935.

Liu, J. and Wilson, N. (2002).  Corporate failures and the impact of the 1986 Insolvency Act, Managerial Finance, 28(6):61-71.