Shanjun Li

Shanjun Li

  • Professor
  • Faculty Co-Director of the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER)
  • ISS Theme Project Faculty Fellow
  • Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Agricultural Economics and Public Policy

Faculty Expertise

  • Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics and Policy
  • Emerging Markets
  • Industrial Organization
  • Sustainable Business


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management



Shanjun Li is a Professor of Applied Economics and Policy and holds Kenneth L. Robinson Chair in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He serves as the co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER). He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a university fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). His research areas include environmental and energy economics, empirical industrial organization, and Chinese economy.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper in Regulatory Economics Award (2014) International Industrial Organization Society
  • Early Achievement Award (2015) Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Recent Courses

  • AEM 7150 - Applied Microeconomic Research I
  • AEM 7151 - Applied Microeconomic Research II
  • AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7100 - Econometrics I
  • AEM 4510/ECON 4820 - Environmental Economics
  • AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 6990 - M.P.S. Research

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Duke University, 2007
  • MS Michigan State University, 2002
  • BA Nankai University, 1998