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Yelin Li

Ph.D. Candidate

Area: Accounting

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000

Yelin Li is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Accounting at VCU. Her current research combines insights from psychology and economics to study how monetary incentives and management control systems facilitate corporate decision-making. Yelin received her master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, and her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shanghai International Studies University in China. Before pursuing her PhD, Yelin oversaw financial reporting and auditing at an affordable housing provider in the north shore of Boston. Prior to that, she took different accounting/finance roles in higher education, non-profit organizations and a regional governmental office in Massachusetts. Previously she worked in Hang Seng Bank (HSBC Group) and PwC in Shanghai, China. Yelin teaches Intermediate Accounting I and Data Analytics for Accountants.