Dr Elizabeth Zhu

Senior Lecturer in Finance

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68001


Dr Elizabeth Yushu Zhu is a Senior Lecturer in UQ Business School She obtained her PhD from Australian National University in 2010. Elizabeth's research investigates empirical finance topics in corporate finance & governance, entrepreneurial finance (including crowdfunding), and banking. Her publications have appeared in various high-rated academic journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Abacus, Accounting & Finance, Australian Journal of Management, China Economic Review, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. She has supervised PhD students who are engaged in various research in the field of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, climate finance, among others.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance & Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University


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Book Chapter

  • Avkiran, Necmi Kemal and Zhu, Yushu (Elizabeth) (2016). Pitching DEA against SFA in the context of Chinese domestic versus foreign banks. Handbook of operations analytics using data envelopment analysis. (pp. 113-143) edited by Shiuh-Nan Hwang, Hsuan-Shih Lee and Joe Zhu. New York, NY, United States: Springer Science+Business Media. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7705-2_5

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision