Tao Li

University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Assistant Professor of Finance

Warrington College of Business

Gainesville, FL 32611

United States

http://warrington.ufl.edu/contact/profile.asp?WEBID=7628

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  My research interests include Corporate Governance, FinTech, Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds.  ”

Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 23 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2021
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
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Pump-and-dump scheme, manipulation, cryptocurrency, overconfidence, gambling

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Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-16, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 601/2019
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2020
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and Duke University- Fuqua School of Business
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Mutual fund voting, Proxy contest, Selective targeting, Investor stance

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The Wisdom of Crowds in FinTech: Evidence from Initial Coin Offerings

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2021
Seoul National University, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Crowdsourcing, Wisdom of Crowds, ICO, Blockchain, FinTech, Analyst expertise, Analyst incentives

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Investor Ideology

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-21, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 557/2018
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 01 May 2020
Columbia Business School - Department of Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and New York University
Downloads 1,174 (20,863)
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Institutional Investors, Proxy Voting, Ideology, Spatial Model

Investor Ideology

NBER Working Paper No. w25717
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Columbia Business School - Department of Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
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Investor Ideology

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13633
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
Columbia Business School - Department of Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
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institutional investors, Proxy voting, Socially responsible investment

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Appraisal: Shareholder Remedy or Litigation Arbitrage?

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 29(3), No. 697-729, 2016, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-31, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2018
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Appraisal Arbitrage, Delaware Appraisal Statute

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Outsourcing Corporate Governance: Conflicts of Interest and Competition in the Proxy Advisory Industry

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 389/2013, WBS Finance Group Research Paper No. 206
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2019
Tao Li
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
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Proxy advisory firms, conflicts of interest, competition

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Influencing Control: Jawboning in Risk Arbitrage

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Wei Jiang, Tao Li and Danqing Mei
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Downloads 865 (32,998)
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Activist Risk Arbitrage; M&A; Governance

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Outsourcing Corporate Governance: Conflicts of Interest Within the Proxy Advisory Industry

Management Science 64(6), 2951-2971, 2018
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2018
Tao Li
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Downloads 614 (52,411)
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Proxy advisory firms, Conflicts of interest, Competition

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The Benefits of Friendship in Hedge Fund Activism

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2020
Yazhou He and Tao Li
University of Manchester and University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
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Hedge fund activism, Social network, Alliance building, Governance

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Seeking Out Non-Public Information: Sell-Side Analysts and the Freedom of Information Act

The Accounting Review, forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2019
April Klein, Tao Li and Bobo Zhang
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and NEOMA Business School - Department of Finance
Downloads 556 (59,392)
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Sell-side analysts, Non-public information, Freedom of Information Act, Stock recommendations

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Activist Arbitrage in M&A Acquirers

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-45
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2018
Wei Jiang, Tao Li and Danqing Mei
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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Activist Arbitrage, M&A Acquirers, Governance

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Acquiring and Trading on Complex Information: How Hedge Funds Use the Freedom of Information Act

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
April Klein and Tao Li
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting and University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Downloads 358 (100,524)
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Freedom of Information Act, FDA, Complex Information, Bounded rationality, Hedge funds, Trading

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The Long Rise and Quick Fall of Appraisal Arbitrage

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-16
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Delaware corporate law, shareholder litigation, appraisal arbitrage, Delaware appraisal amendments, mergers and acquisitions, appraisal, and valuation methods

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Contradictory Voting by ESG Funds

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 01 Mar 2021
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, London Business School and Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
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Mutual Funds, Voting, Corporate Governance, Socially Responsible Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Social and Governance

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Municipal Finance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Government and Federal Reserve Interventions

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2021
Tao Li and Jing Lu
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Students
Downloads 107 (300,857)
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Municipal bond, New issuance, COVID-19, Local mitigating policies, Federal Reserve interventions, Municipal Liquidity Facility

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Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Activists, Short Sellers, and Disagreement

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2021
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School and Columbia University - Columbia Business School
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Hedge fund activism, short selling, short position disclosure, disagreement, equity lending

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The Value of Access to Rail Transit in a Congested City: Evidence from Housing Prices in Beijing

Real Estate Economics, forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2018
Tao Li
University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
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Traffic congestion, Rail transit, Willingness to pay