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LUI Daphne

Department : Accounting and Management Control 
Associate Professor
Campus de Singapour



Daphne Lui is Associate Professor of Accounting and Associate Academic Director of the Global BBA program at ESSEC, based on the Singapore campus. Her research interests are in the areas of financial reporting quality, corporate disclosure, financial intermediaries, and executive compensation. She is also interested in applying machine learning in her research projects.

At ESSEC, Daphne has taught in various programs including Masters in Management, Masters in Finance, Masters in Strategy & Management of International Business, PhD, in addition to the Global BBA program. 

Prior to pursuing an academic career, Daphne worked in corporate finance advising multinational clients on capital raising and corporate restructuring issues. She graduated from London Business School with an MSc in Finance and a PhD in Accounting.


    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2016 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, Singapore)
    • 2009 - 2016 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, Singapore)

Research activities

    Senior or Associate Editor

  • 2021 : - Present : Associate Editor - Accounting Forum
  • Editorial Board Membership

  • 2020 - 2021 : Editorial board membership - Accounting Forum
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference

  • 2014 : - Present : Member of the scientific committee of the European Accounting Association annual congress (Financial analysis Section)


  • 2021 : LIU J. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor - Xiamen University, China
  • 2019 : ANDREICOVICI Ionela-Irina (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor - Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • 2015 : HUANG Zhongwei (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor - Cass Business School, City University, UK
  • Ongoing : TAO C. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director