Li, L.“Environmental Goods Provision and Gentrification: Evidence from MillionTreesNYC” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management DOI:

Li, L., Ando, A. “Early Exposure to Nature and Willingness-To-Pay for It: The Value of Tallgrass Prairie Grassland Restoration” Land Economics DOI:

Doremus, J, Li, L., Jones, D. “Locked down but load the feeder: Covid-related surge in global wild bird feeding”. PloS One,

Li, L., Ando, A (2022) “The Impact of Bison Reintroduction on Local Economies.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. DOI:

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.

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.

Working Papers

Li, L., Ando, A., “Does Farmland Retirement effect Local Employment? Evidence from the Conservation Reserve Program.” (Revision requested at AEPP) PDF

Li, L., Long, D “Household Preference for Community Gardens - Discrete Choice Experiment Approach” (under review)

Li, L., Livy. M “Who Values Urban Open Spaces? Investigating Heterogeneity in Capitalization of Open Space” (under review)

Work in progress

“The effect of climate change information on food choices” with Liu, H. and Long, D.

“Persistent and Immediate Effects of Land Conservation Programs on Local Economy: Evidence from Linking Historical and Current Conservation Programs” with Howlader, A

“Wildfires and Birth outcomes in California” with Singh, P.


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

Teaching Assistant:

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: May, 2023)