curriculum vitae

October, 2017

SEAMUS X. LI

Department of Economics

256 University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309-0256

seamus.li@colorado.edu


EDUCATION

PhD | Economics | University of Colorado Boulder | Expected 2018

MA | Economics | University of Colorado Boulder | 2013

BA | Economics, Languages, cum laude | University of New Mexico | 2008


DISSERTATION

Imperfect Markets and Non-Private Goods

Committee: Daniel Kaffine (chair), Oleg Baranov, Chrystie Burr, Scott Savage


FIELDS OF INTEREST

Industrial Organization, Environmental and Resource Economics, Public Economics, Network Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Quantitative and Computational Methods


WORKING PAPERS

  • "Heterogeneous uncertainty in procurement auctions with unknown competitors: a structural estimation of heteroskedasticity." Job Market Paper.
  • "Asset valuation of transportation infrastructure: proof of concept in Colorado" (with Ermias Weldemicael and Larry Redd). Revise and resubmit, Transportation Research Record.


WORK IN PROGRESS

  • "Monopolistic competition of freemium product differentiation with network externality, multiple adoption, and user cost in Salop's circular city."
  • "Dynamic programming, Kalman filter, and machine learning in spatio-temporal prediction: proof of concept in Amazonian deforestation."

TEACHING

Graduate Instructor

University of Colorado Boulder, 2013 – 2015, 2017 -

  • ECON-1078 Mathematical Tools for Economists
  • ECON-2010 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-3070 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON-3080 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

Lecturer

University of Colorado Denver, 2015

  • ECON-4550 Game Theory and Economic Applications

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder, 2011 – 2013

  • ECON-2010 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON-3818 Intro to Statistics with Computer Applications


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Economist

  • Spy Pond Partners, 2016 - present

Analyst Intern

  • CO Dept of Transportation, 2015 - 2016

Various Appointments

  • Fidelity Investments, 2008 - 2011


  • For contributions to collaborative research projects performed in my professional capacity, see full CV in PDF.

SKILLS

General Computing

  • Overall power user
  • Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) including VBA programming
  • Markdown languages and applications including LaTex, Lyx, and R-Markup
  • Graphics editors including Photoshop, CorelDraw, GIMP, and Inkscape.

Scientific Computing

  • Proficient in R, MATLAB, STATA
  • Ad hoc experience with SQL, Python, and shell scripting (Bash, PowerShell)
  • Experience with high-performance computing and supercomputing environments
  • Raster and vector image processing
  • Mathematical, data, and geographic visualization

Languages

  • Native fluency in English and Chinese
  • Advanced literacy in French and Spanish


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • The Econometric Society

Citizenship

  • United States