Associate Professor Louise Lu


Research School of Accounting

Associate Professor
Phone number
+61 2 612 54859
Room 1030, PAP Moran Bld (26B)
Research areas

Financial accounting; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate finance.


Louise Lu is an Associate Professor of Accounting. Her research interests are in financial accounting, corporate social responsibility and corporate finance. Louise has previously investigated financial statement comparability, corporate social responsibility, voluntary disclosures, tax avoidance, the value of cash holdings, and stock price crash risks. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including Journal of Accounting and EconomicsThe Accounting ReviewStrategic Management JournalAuditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Corporate FinanceEuropean Accounting ReviewJournal of Business Finance and AccountingJournal of Business Ethics and Accounting and Finance.

Louise is an editorial board member and serves as a Deputy Editor of Accounting and Finance. She is the chair of the financial accounting technical committee of the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference.

Louise is also a founder and a convenor of the Early Career Researchers Support Network (ECRSN), a network that aims to help early-career researchers including Ph.D. students to improve their social wellbeing and academic performance.

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Research publications

Journal Articles

Research grants and awards


Louise’s research has been funded by funders including AFAANZ.


ANU CBE Best supervisor award, Dec 2020;

AFAANZ Best Paper award, July 2020;

AFAANZ Best Paper award, July 2019;

The Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper, 26th Asian-pacific conference on international accounting issues, October 2014.

Research engagement and outreach

Editorial board member, Accounting and Finance

Deputy editor, Accounting and Finance

Technical committee member, AFAANZ conference

Mentor for the ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program

Founder and convenor of Early Career Researchers Support Network (ECRSN)


BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN3001 Accounting Theory