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Du Liu

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on the corporate finance theory, real options modelling and corporate innovation, especially firms' strategies in patent infringement cases. Besides, I'm also interested in M&A and product market competition.


  • 2017 - Present: PhD in Finance and Econometrics, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • 2016 - 2017: MSc Mathematical Finance - University of Manchester
  • 2012 - 2016: BSc Finance (Financial Engineering) - Hunan University

Current Research

  • The Impact of Product Market Characteristics on Firms’ Strategies in Patent Litigation

  With Danmo Lin and A. Elizabeth Whalley

  • Patent Litigation with Financial Constraints: American Rule versus English Rule

  With Danmo Lin and A. Elizabeth Whalley

  • The role of patent litigation in M&A and R&D


Dr. Elizabeth Whalley and Dr. Danmo Lin

Seminar Teaching

  • IB2360 Finance 2: Corporate Finance
  • IB1140 Financial Management

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