As an applied economist, my research interests lie in the field of environmental economics with a concentration on conservation policy, environmental justice, and non-market valuation. I focus on understanding the human-environment nexus using modern econometric methods for causal inference and several tools in the non-market valuation toolbox. In my current research, I study the effects of policies to protect and restore the environment, and I explore sources of heterogeneity in individuals’ preferences for environmental amenities.
PhD in Applied Economics, 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,IL, USA
BA in Economics, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Li, L., Ando, A (2022) “The Impact of Bison Reintroduction on Local Economies.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/age.2022.13
Brock, M., Doremus, J., & Li, L. (2021) “Birds of a Feather Lockdown Together: Mutual bird-human benefits during a global pandemic.” Ecological Economics, 189, 107174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107174
Li, L., Long, D., Rouhi Rad, M. & Sloggy, M.(2021) “Stay-at-Home Orders and the Willingness to Stay Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Stated-Preference Discrete Choice Experiment.” PloS One, 16(7), e0253910. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253910
Li, L. “Environmental Goods Provision and Gentrification: Evidence from MillionTreesNYC” (Revision Requested at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)
Li, L., Ando, A. “Early Life Experience and Willingness To Pay for Conservation” (Under Review)
Doremus,J, Li, L., Jones, D. “Locked down but load the feeder: Covid-related surge in global wild bird feeding” (Revised & Resubmmited)
Li, L., A.W. Ando, B. E. Kirwan, “The impact of the Conservation Reserve Program on local employment.”
“Wildfires and Birth outcomes in California” with Singh, P.
“Urban Agriculture: Social Equity and Gentrification” with Long, D.
“The effect of climate change information on food choices” with Liu, H. and Long, D.
Instructor (Full course responsibility):
Economics, Causality, and Analytics at CSUF. 2022
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Master-level) at CSUF. 2021
Intermediate Microeconomics at CSUF. 2020 - 2022
Microcomputer Applications at UIUC. Fall 2018; Spring 2019; Fall 2019
Environmental Economics (undergraduate) at UIUC. Fall 2015; Fall 2016
Agricultural Consumer and Resource Econ (undergraduate) at UIUC. Spring 2016
Retirement & Benefit Planning (undergraduate) at UIUC. Spring 2015
Agricultural Marketing at UIUC. Fall 2014; Spring 2019
My CV is available in PDF form. (Last updated: Aug, 2022)