Dr. Shao Zhi (Leona) LI
Lecturer (UM Macao Fellow) in Business Economics
Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau, E22
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
- Ph.D. in Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
- M.A. in Quantitative Methods, Columbia University, United States
- B.A. in Economics, Peking University, China
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fall 2017
- Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010-2014
- Research Officer, Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, 2009-2010
- Business Analyst, Elsevier Inc., New York City, United States, 2008-2009
- Production Network in the Global Economy and Its Implications, MYRG 2018-2021, Co-principal Investigator
- Task Specialization in the Global Economy: Theory, Empirics, and Implications for China, National Science Foundation of China 2019-2021, Principal Investigator
- Excellent Teaching Assistant Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013
- Highest GPA Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2010
- Mitofsky Scholarship, Columbia University, 2009
- ISERP Research Fellowships, Columbia University, 2007
- Economic Development and Growth
- International Trade
- Chinese Economy
- “High-speed Rail and Inventory Reduction: Firm-level Evidence from China,” with C. Cui, Applied Economics, accepted (previously circulated as RIEI working paper).
- “High-speed Rail and Tourism in China: An Urban Agglomeration Perspective,” with C. Cui and F. Yang, International Journal of Tourism Research, accepted.
- “China’s High Savings and External Imbalances: Causes and Policies,” with D. Yang and C. Cui, Journal of Financial Market Research (in Chinese), Vol. 8, January 2013.
- “The Social Cost of Gambling in Macao: Before and After the Liberalization of the Gambling Industry,” with K.C. Fong, H.N. Fong, International Gambling Studies, Vol.11, No.1, April 2011: 43-56.
- “Globalization and Inequality: New Evidence from China’s Regional Value Chains,” with C. Cui and D. Peng, at Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore (Aug. 2017).
- “Unbundling the Smile Curve: Task Specialization in a Global Economy,” with D. Yang, at China Meeting of the Econometric Society, Wuhan, China (Jun. 2017).
- “Productivity Growth in China: Industrial and Aggregate Measures, Drivers and International Comparisons in Asia,” with L. Sun, R. Ren, X. Li, M. Fan, at IARIW-UNSW Conference on Productivity, Sydney, Australia (Nov. 2013).
- “Comparing China Input-Output Tables from Two Different Time Series: Major Differences and Potential Bias,” with X. Li, at Final WIOD Conference: Causes and Consequences of Globalization, Groningen, The Netherlands (Apr. 2012).
- Value-added export and skill premium: Evidence from China’s international and regional production network (under review)
- Political turnover and firm entry dynamics
- Internal Trade, structural change and skill premium