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. “Early Exposure to Nature and Willingness-To-Pay for It: The Value of Tallgrass Prairie Grassland Restoration” (Accepted at Land Economics)
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” (R&R at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)
Doremus,J, Li, L., Jones, D. “Locked down but load the feeder: Covid-related surge in global wild bird feeding” (R&R)
Li, L., Ando, A., “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: Jan, 2023)