Renping Li

Renping Li

Renping Li

Renping Li is a PhD Candidate in Finance at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include financial intermediation, consumer lending, corporate governance, and public finance. His research has explored topics such as competition and antitrust in the financial system and the economy in general, as well as financial technology and innovations in consumer lending. Prior to joining the PhD program, he studied at Peking University and The Ohio State University.


  • PhD in Finance (Expected) 2024, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • BBA in Finance & BS in Applied Mathematics 2018, Peking University
  • Undergraduate Studies 2017, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation, Consumer Lending, Corporate Governance, Antitrust

Selected Publications

  • "The Welfare Benefits of Pay-As-You-Go Financing", with Brett Green, David Sraer
  • "When the Thin Bench Gets Thinner: Investment Bank Consolidation and Municipal Finance"
  • "Do Board Connections between Product Market Peers Impede Competition? (with Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Alminas Zaldokas)"