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Shanjun Li

Shanjun Li

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

Environmental and Energy Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

Contact Information

405 Warren Hall • Phone: 607.255.1832
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Professor Li is an applied microeconomist with primary interests in environmental and energy economics and empirical industrial organization. His research focuses on: (1) understanding consumer and firm behavior in the transportation and electricity sectors, and (2) 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 joining Cornell, Professor Li was a research fellow at Resources for the Future from 2009-2011 and an assistant professor of economics at SUNY-Stony Brook from 2007 to 2009.


Ph.D., Duke University, 2007
M.S., Michigan State University, 2002
B.A., Nankai University, China, 1998


AEM 4510: Environmental Economics
AEM 7100: Econometrics I

Selected Publications

Shanjun Li, Christopher Timmins, and Roger H. von Haefen. 2009. How Do Gasoline Prices Affect Fleet Fuel Economy? American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 1(2): 113-137.

Arie Beresteanu and Shanjun Li. 2011. Gasoline Prices, Government Support, and the Demand for Hybrid Vehicles. International Economic Review, 52(1): 161-182.

Shanjun Li. 2012. Traffic Safety and Vehicle Choice: Quantifying the Arms Race on American Roads. Journal of Applied Econometrics. 27(1): 34-62.

Shanjun Li, Yanyan Liu, and Klaus Deininger. 2013. How Important Are Endogenous Peer Effects in Group Lending? Estimating a Static Game of Incomplete Information. Journal of Applied Econometrics. 28(5): 864-882.

Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Elisheba Spiller. 2013. Evaluating Cash-for-Clunkers: Program Effects on Auto Sales and the Environment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 65(2): 165-193.

Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Erich Muehlegger. Forthcoming. Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.