Shanjun Li: Better Lucky Than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai

Regional Science Fall 2014 Lecture Series

Shanjun Li is an applied microeconomist with primary interests in environmental and energy economics and empirical industrial organization. His research focuses on: understanding consumer and firm behavior in the transportation and electricity sectors; and the impacts of environmental and energy policies and efficient policy design. He is interested in quantifying welfare consequences of important environmental and energy policies by developing and utilizing methodologies that allow for rich counterfactual and welfare analysis. His previous research has examined, among other things, automobile purchase and usage decisions, household electricity demand, and policy instruments in passenger transportation and electricity sectors, both domestically and internationally (primarily in China). Prior to coming to Cornell, Li was a research fellow at Resources for the Future from 2009 to 2011 and an assistant professor of economics at SUNY–Stony Brook from 2007 to 2009.