Research

Research Interests

  • Financial Law, Regulation, and Governance
  • Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • Law and Economics
  • Comparative Law and Chinese Law

Publications

Download Dr Lu’s academic papers at Academia.edu or Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

  • Lerong Lu, ‘Solving the SME Financing Puzzle: Has Online P2P Lending Got the Midas Touch?’ (2018) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Issue 12 (forthcoming).
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Promoting SME Finance in the Context of Fintech Revolution: A Case Study of the UK’s Practice and Regulation’ (2018) Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 33 (forthcoming).
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Black Swans and Grey Rhinos: Demystifying China’s Financial Risks and the Financial Regulatory Reform’ (2018) 33 Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 594.
  • Lerong Lu and Ningyao Ye, ‘Chinese Depositary Receipts: What They Are, How They Work and Why This Represents a Golden Opportunity’ (2018) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 33 (8), pp. 529-532.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Shadow Banking for Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs: A Study of Private Lending Agreements Under Chinese Contract Law’ (2018) Journal of Business Law, Issue 3, pp. 215-228.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Bitcoin: Speculative Bubble, Financial Risk and Regulatory Response’ (2018) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 33(3), pp. 178-182.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Decoding Alipay: Mobile Payments, A Cashless Society and Regulatory Challenges’ (2018) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 33(1), pp. 40-43.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘How A Little Ant Challenges Giant Banks? The Rise of Alipay (Ant Financial)’s FinTech Empire and Regulatory Options’ (2018) International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol. 28(1), pp. 12-30.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘The regulation of private lending in China’ (PhD Thesis, 2017, University of Leeds) available at British Library E-Thesis
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Financial Technology and Challenger Banks in the UK: Gap Fillers or Real Challengers?’ (2017) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol. 32(7), pp. 273-282.
  • Lerong Lu and Longjie Lu, ‘Unveiling China’s Stock Market Bubble: Margin Financing, the Leveraged Bull and Governmental Responses’ (2017) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol. 32(4), pp. 146-160.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Private Banks in China: Origin, Challenges and Regulatory Implications’ (2016) Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 31(3), pp. 585-599.
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Runaway Bosses in China: Private Lending, Credit Crunches, and the Regulatory Response’ (2015) Financial Regulation International, Vol. 18(9), pp. 1-13.

Conference Papers

  • Lerong Lu, ‘The Financing Dilemma of Private Businesses in China: Runaway Bosses, Credit Crisis and Governmental Responses’ (Asian Law and Society Association Annual Conference 2016, National University of Singapore, September 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘The Rise of P2P Lending: Alternative Finance for Chinese Entrepreneurs’ (The Challenges of Commercial Law in the 21st Century: ICCL 2016 Annual PGR Conference, Durham University Law School, June 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Alternative Financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in China’ (7th Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2016, Queen Mary University of London, June 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Financial Exclusion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the UK’ (Cultures of Credit Workshop: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives on Financial Exclusion, Leeds University Business School, April 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Solving Financial Inequality for Smaller Businesses in the UK’ (CBLP Seminar, School of Law, University of Leeds, February 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Unveiling China’s Stock Market Bubble: Margin Financing and the Regulatory Response’ (International Postgraduate Legal Conference 2016: Emerging Issues in Law, University of Liverpool, January 2016)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘Challenges and Changes of Chinese Banking Sector’ (ESSL Postgraduate Research Conference 2015, University of Leeds, March 2015)
  • Lerong Lu, ‘China’s Deposit Insurance and Transformation of Banking Sector’ (CBLP Seminar, School of Law, University of Leeds, February 2015)
  • Lerong Lu,‘Runaway Bosses in China: The Prevalence of Private Loans and the Regulatory Implication’ (CBLP PhD Conference 2014, School of Law, University of Leeds, November 2014)