Assistant Professor of Economics,
School of Business and Management
& Faculty Associate at HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
SAR, PR China
Tel: (852) 2358-7605 (O)
Fax: (852) 2358-2084
OR 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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Yao Amber LI
Assistant Professor of Economics,
School of Business and Management;
for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS)
Hong Kong University of Science and
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EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor (July 2010 -- June 2018):
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,
International Trade (Empirical Trade),
Chinese Economy, Empirical International Macroeconomics
Quality Upgrading, Innovation, Knowledge Spillovers, Firm Competitiveness
IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Liberalization, Quality, and Export Prices," with Haichao Fan and Stephen Yeaple.
Review of Economics and Statistics,
December 2015, Volume 97, No. 5, pp. 1033-1051.
[PDF download] Earlier version available as
NBER working paper No. 20323, July 2014;
MPRA working paper No. 51370, November 2013.
the Relationship Between Quality and Productivity: Evidence from China’s
Accession to the WTO,"
with Haichao Fan and Stephen Yeaple,
Journal of International Economics,
January 2018, Volume 110, pp. 28-49.
[PDF download] Earlier version
available as NBER working
paper No. 23690, August 2017.
3. "Borders and Distance in Knowledge Spillovers: Dying over
Time or Dying with Age? -- Evidence from Patent Citations,"
European Economic Review,
October 2014, Volume 71,
download] Earlier version available
as CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2625.
- 4. "Credit Constraints,
Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China,"
Haichao Fan and Edwin Lai, Journal of
Comparative Economics, May 2015, Volume 43 (2), pp. 390-416.
download] Earlier version available
CESifo working paper No. 4370, August
of Imports, Forward-Looking Firms, and Exchange Rate Movements," with Haichao Fan and Chen Carol Zhao,
International Money and Finance, March 2018, Volume 81, pp. 185-202.
- 6. "Trade Liberalization and Markups:
Micro Evidence from China," with Haichao
Fan, Xiang Gao, and Tuan Anh Luong, Journal of
Comparative Economics, March 2018, Volume 46, Issue 1, Pages
"Price Adjustment to Exchange Rates and
Forward-looking Exporters: Evidence from U.S.-China Trade,"
with Chen Carol Zhao. Review of International Economics,
November 2016, Volume 24, Issue 5, Pages 1023–1049.
version available as
HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-28, July 2015, titled
"Forward-Looking Exporter and Exchange Rate
Pass-Through: A Micro-Level Investigation".
Higher Educational Transformation of China and Its Global Implications,"
John Whalley, Shunming Zhang, and
The World Economy, April 2011, 34(4), pp.
Earlier version available as NBER Working Paper No. 13849,
March 2008. Median Coverage:
- 9. "Credit
Constraints and Firm Productivity: Microeconomic Evidence from China," with
Wei Liao and Chen Carol Zhao, Research in International Business
and Finance, October 2018, Volume 45, pp. 134-149.
"Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence
from Citations in Mathematics," with Keith
Head and Asier Minondo. Revised & Resubmitted, Review of Economics and
Variable Markups, and Welfare: A Quantitative General Equilibrium
Analysis of Export Prices," with Haichao Fan, Sichuang Xu, and
Stephen Yeaple. Revise&Resubmit, Journal of International Economics.
trade, technology diffusion, and the role of diffusion barriers,"
Canadian Journal of
- 4. "Credit
Distribution and Export: Microeconomic Evidence from China," with
Albert Park and Chen Zhao, Revise&Resubmit at Journal of
Agglomeration, and (the Lack of) Competition," with Wyatt Brooks and Joseph Kaboski,
under review, January 2018.
Earlier version available as NBER working paper No. 22947,
December 2016. Highlighted in NBER Report: The NBER Digest,
of MNEs in Service and Manufacturing Industries: Evidence from China,"
with Jin Zhang, Revise&Resubmit,
Journal of Economic Geography.
response to exchange rate fluctuations: A micro-level investigation,"
with Jenny Xu and Chen Carol Zhao, revised in Jan 2018.
- 7. "Sources of Relatedness between Industries and Revealed Comparative
Advantage: Evidence from China,"
revised in Jan 2018.
- 8. "Physical Productivity and Exceptional Exporter Performance:
Evidence from a Chinese Production Survey," with Frederic
Warzynski and Valerie Smeets, revised in December 2017.
- 9. "Trade Liberalization, Demand, and Markups of Multi-Product Firms,"
with Haichao Fan and Frederic Warzynski, May 2017.
- 10. "On the Relationship Between Foreign Ownership and Productivity of
Affiliates: Evidence from China," with Minrui Li, November
11. "Exploitation of Labor? Market Power, Firm Cooperation, and Wages,"
with Wyatt Brooks, Joseph Kaboski, and Wei Qian, March 2018.
"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)
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Manmohan, Yao Amber Li, and John Whalley (2015), "Innovation
and Technology Transfer Policies in China, India, and Brazil," In
Manmohan Agarwal and John Whalley (Eds),
World Scientific Reference on Asia and the World Economy,
Vol 2, India and China: Comparative Experience and Prospects, World
Scientific Publishing, Singapore, May 2015, Volume 2, chapter 22, pp171-201.
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.
SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS
"Multinational R&D, Import Intensity, and Price",
with Loretta Fung and Jin-Tan Liu
"Multinational Technology Linkage: An Empirical Study of Taiwanese
Parent Firms and Their Affiliates in China", with Loretta Fung and
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN
"信貸約束對生產率與出口價格關系的影響", with 樊海潮、郭光遠, 世界經濟(The Journal of
World Economy), 2015年12期.
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.)
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)