Dr Lei Chen


Pronouns: She/her
  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Expertise: financial literacy; corporate and social responsibility; information disclosure; banking and financial institutions

Research groups and centres

Lei Chen is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Loughborough Business School, having joined the School in 2021.

Dr Chen's research focusses on:

  • Financial literacy
  • Corporate and social responsibility
  • Information disclosure
  • Banking and financial institutions

Prior to joining Loughborough University, Lei held posts at the University of Sheffield, Keele University, and the University of Exeter. She holds a PhD in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow. Before becoming an academic, Lei worked in the banking sector in China for several years.

Lei’s research interests cover a wide range of research topics in accounting and finance, including corporate information disclosure, financial literacy and banking and financial institutions.

  • Kladakis, G.; Chen, L. and Bellos, S. (2021). Multiple credit ratings and liquidity creation, Finance Research Letters, in press. 
  • Chen, L., Li, H., Liu, H. and Zhou, Y. (2021). Bank regulation and systemic Risk: Cross country evidence, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 57, 353–387.
  • Kladakis, G.; Chen, L. and Bellos, S. (2020). Bank asset and informational quality, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 69, 101256.
  • Chen, L., Holland, J. and Danbolt, J. (2018). Information about bank intangibles, analyst information intermediation, and the role of knowledge and social forces in the ‘market for information’, Accounting Forum, 42 (3), 261-276.
  • Chen, L., Danbolt, J., and Holland, J. (2014). Rethinking bank business models: the role of intangibles", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal,27 (3), 563 – 589.