Xiaogu (Simon) Li

301 Armsby, Penn State University

University Park, PA, 16802


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About me

I am a doctoral candidate in Agricultural, Regional, and Environmental Economics at Pennsylvania State University, and expect to complete my degree in May 2020. I will be on the job market in the year of 2019-2020.

I received Bachelor's degree in Economics from 北京大学 Peking University, worked as an assistant researcher in Center for Human and Economic Development Studies, received Master's degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Master's degree in Economics from North Carolina State University.

My research addresses issues and challenges in managing environmental externalities and natural resources, such as climate change, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and water pollution. I study individual choices and decision-making and their effects on the market and the environment. I have abundant experiences in applied econometric analysis, data management and analysis, survey design and experimental methods. For an overview of my publications please click here. I have also developed teaching skills by working as a graduate teaching assistant and instructor.

Recent Updates

Will attend 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting on July 21-23 in Atlanta, GA and available for job interviews.

Presented a selected paper at 2019 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Summer Conference.

Attended Social Cost of Water Pollution Workshop at Cornell University.

“Dynamics and Uncertainty in Land-Use Conversion for Perennial Energy Crop Production: Exploring Effects of Payments for Ecosystem Services Policies” (with Katherine Zipp) is accepted for publication in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Published "Consequentiality Beliefs and Consumer Valuation of Extrinsic Attributes in Beef" in Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Published "Consumer willingness to pay for beef grown using climate friendly production practices" in Food Policy. This work was cited in a news report by Natalie Morrison of FoodNavigator.