Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Business and Management
Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
SAR, PR China
Tel: (852) 2358-7605 (O)
Fax: (852) 2358-2084
Email: yaoli [at] ust.hk
yaoamber [at] gmail.com
As an assistant professor of Economics at
HKUST, I am specialized in International Trade, International
Macroeconomics, and Chinese Economy. I am a technically skilled economist
with interdisciplinary professional experience, ranging from working for
national think-tanks and collaborating with policy makers. Click
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Visitors from different IP address (starting from April 20, 2012):
Yao Amber LI
Assistant Professor of Economics,
School of Business and Management;
for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS)
Hong Kong University of Science and
Yao Amber Li
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Yao Amber Li's CV
EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor (July 2010 - present):
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Faculty Associate (July 2013-present),
HKUST Institute for Emerging Market
Instructor (May 2009 - August 2009):
University of Western Ontario
Research Fellow (June 2003 - June 2005):
China Center of Information Industry Development,
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
Negotiation in EU-Canada Trade Simulation,
with Certificate of Trade
Agreement Negotiation Training Programme
CTPL (the Centre for Trade Policy and Law), Ottawa,
Trade and Finance,
Secondary: Development, Economic Geography, International
Business and Strategy
Technology Diffusion, Innovation, Intellectual Property
Rights, Patent, TRIPS
Growth, Emerging Economies, FDI, Multinational Firms
Agglomeration, Clusters, Economic Geography
IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Liberalization, Quality, and Export Prices", with Haichao Fan and Stephen Yeaple.
Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).
Earlier version available as
NBER working paper No. 20323.
"Borders and Distance in Knowledge Spillovers: Dying over
Time or Dying with Age? -- Evidence from Patent Citations,"
European Economic Review,
October 2014, Volume 71,
Higher Educational Transformation of China and Its Global Implications",
John Whalley, Shunming Zhang, and
The World Economy, April 2011, 34(4), pp.
516-545. Earlier version available as NBER Working Paper No. 13849,
Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China",
Haichao Fan and Edwin Lai, Journal of
Comparative Economics (forthcoming). Earlier version available
CESifo working paper No. 4370.
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Li, Yao Amber, John Whalley, Shunming Zhang, and
Xiliang Zhao, "China's
higher education transformation and its global implications," In Christine
T. Ennew and David Greenaway (Eds),
The Globalization of Higher
Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK, 2012, pp135-162.
"Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence
from Citations in Mathematics", with Keith
Head and Asier Minondo. revised in March 2015.
of MNEs in Service and Manufacturing Industries: Evidence from China",
with Jin Zhang, R&R, Journal of Economic Geography.
"Input-Trade Liberalization and Markups", with
Haichao Fan and Tuan Anh Luong, revised in March 2015, under review.
Trade, Technology Diffusion, and the Role of Diffusion Barriers,"
revised in May 2014, under review.
Exchange Rate Movement and Forward-Looking Importers", with
Chen Carol Zhao, revised in February 2015, under review.
Exporter and Exchange Rate Pass-Through", with Chen Carol Zhao,
revised in March 2015, under review.
Firms and Contingent FDI Spillovers", with Gerald
Yong Gao, Janet Murray, and Masaaki Kotabe,
response to exchange rate fluctuations: A micro-level investigation",
with Jenny Xu and Chen Zhao, revised in March 2015, under review.
Distribution and Export: Evidence from China'', with Albert Park and
Chen Zhao, revised in July 2014.
Relatedness and Industrial Relocation", with Linke Zhu, June 2014.
"Approaches to Fostering Productivity Growth in
Brazil, China and India", with Manmohan Agarwal and John Whalley, CIGI
Working Paper No. 47, April 2010. (in stasis)
SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS
"Collusion and Agglomeration", with Wyatt Brooks and Joseph Kaboski
"Multinational Technology Linkage: An Empirical Study of Taiwanese
Parent Firms and Their Affiliates in China", with Loretta Fung and
Upgrading, Export Prices, and Trade Liberalization", with Haichao Fan
HONORS AND AWARDS
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
The IEMS (HKUST Institute for Emerging
Market Studies) Research Award, 2013
Western Ontario, The TM Brown Thesis Prize for best doctoral
dissertation in Economics, 2010
Western Ontario, Dean's Award for Research Excellence, 2009
Western Ontario, Graduate Thesis Research Award, 2008-2009,
Commerce of the People's Republic of China,
First Prize, National Award for
Research Excellence, 2004 (Research on China's International Trade
at Industry Level, joint with Xiaopeng An, et. al.)
Education of the People's Republic of China and China Association For
Science and Technology,
First Prize (Beijing Area), National Challenge Cup
Competition for Academic and Scientific Achievements among University
Students, 2001 (joint with Hua Wu, et. al.)
The Promising Academic Research Talent Award, 2001
University, First Prize, Challenge Cup Competition for
Academic Research, 2001 (joint with Hua Wu, et. al.)
(multiple times in parentheses):
International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics (4),
Journal of Development Economics, Canadian Journal of
Economics (2), Economic Inquiry (2), Review of International Economics, World
Economy (2), Review of Development Economics, Journal of International
Trade & Economic Development (2), Economics of Education Review, China
Economic Review (4), Japanese Economic Review, Singapore Economic
Review, Canadian Public Policy (2), Research Policy, Journal of
International Business Studies, Papers in Regional Science (2),
Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting \& Economics, China
Agricultural Economic Review
Academy of International Business Annual Meeting 2010 (2)
HKUST: instructor, ECON4364 (International Trade and
Investment, Fall 2014, Fall 2013), ECON2123 (Macroeconomics, Spring
2015, Spring/Fall 2014/2013,
Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010), ECON4354 (International
Trade and Finance, Fall 2011, Fall 2012), ECON338 (Globalization:
Trade, Investment, and Exchange Rate, Spring 2011); supervisor, UROP
(Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program), 2011-2014; supervisor,
ECON4670 (Economics Research and Communication), 2011-2014
University of Western Ontario: instructor, ECON2164 (International
Finance, Summer 2009)