Dr Elizabeth Zhu

Senior Lecturer in Finance

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


Dr Yushu (Elizabeth) Zhu is a Senior Lecturer in UQ Business School She obtained her PhD from Australian National University in 2010. Elizabeth's research investigages corporate finance & governance, entrepreneurial finance (including crowdfunding), banking and many empirical finance topics. Her publications have appeared in various high-rated academic journals such as Journal of Corproate Finance, Abacus, Accounting & Finance, Australian Journal of Management, China Economic Review, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. She has supervised five 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


  • PhD, 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

Completed Supervision