Shanjun Li

Shanjun Li

  • Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy
  • Director of the Graduate Studies Program
  • Faculty Co-Director of the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER)

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Emerging Markets and Development

Faculty Expertise

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


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


Cornell Directory Entry


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 research associate 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, urban and transportation 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
  • 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
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience

Academic Degrees

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