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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Hao Li

CV (Academic, PDF, Updated: June 2021)
Google Scholar Page (publications and citations)
GitHub (STATA/MATLAB/R/Python codes and data)
Hao’s Economics Blog

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, Dec. 2020
    • Dissertation: Advances in applied agricultural and experimental economics
    • Advisors: Dr. Jonathan Yoder
  • MS in Statistics and Economics, Utah State University, May 2012
  • MS in Applied Economics, University of Idaho, May 2010
  • BA in International Economics and Trade, Shanxi University, July 2008

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Primary: applied econometrics and algorithms (causal inference and analysis; machine learning)
  • Secondary: agricultural, environmental, experimental, and natural resources economics; animal welfare.

SELECT PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

  • Li, Hao; Yoder, Jonathan; Galinato, Gregmar, title omitted in compliance with the double blinded review policy,  submitted, under review, 2021
  • Elbakdze, Levan; Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr.; Hao Li and  Chris McIntosh, “Value Elicitation for Multiple Quantities of a Quasi-Public Good Using Open Ended Choice Experiments and Uniform Price Auctions,” Agricultural Economics, 45/2, June 2014.
  • Elbakdze, Levan; Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr and Hao Li, “Willingness to Pay for Multiple Quantities of Animal Welfare Dairy Products: Results from Random Nth-, Second-Price, and Incremental Second-Price Auctions,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 61/9, August 2013.
  • Bosworth, Ryan, and Hao Li, “Patterns in Student Assignment to Elementary School Classrooms,” Education Policy Analysis Archives Education Policy Analysis Archives, 32/51, September 2013.
  • Hao Li, “The Optimized Economic Patterns for the Less Developed Region in the East of China,” Academic Journal of Jining University, June 2007. (In Chinese)
  • Hao Li,  “The Pressure of Abnormal Balance of International Payment Faced by the Chinas Government and the Measures Taken to Solve the Problem,” Tribune of Trade Unions, May 2007. (In Chinese)

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  • Li, Hao; Pajagopalan, Kirti, Matt Reeves, “Spatial analogs and supporting statistics for the rangelands in the U.S.: a summary”, preliminary report to USDA, 05/2021
  • Elbakidze, Levan., Rodolfo . Nayga, Hao. Li, “Willingness to pay for humane animal care labeled dairy products using experimental methods” final report to Federal State Marketing Improvement Program, USDA, 11/2011

WORKING PAPERS

  • “How do farmers really respond to drought in the short-run? An empirical examination in Washington State”, with Michael Brady, Jonathan Yoder, Gregmar Galinato (Job Market Paper)
  • “Endogenization of consumers’ quality expectation of animal welfare products: an empirical study using experimental auctions” with Jonathan Yoder
  • “How do input and output markets respond to droughts and drought induced water curtailments? A dynamic partial equilibrium study in Washington State”

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Advances in drought economics and related quantitative modeling approaches: an empirical review
  • A dynamic system of models to capture economic and environmental trade-offs between intensive and extensive aquaculture practices
  • Applying cutting-edge statistic tools to experimental economics research
  • Comparing consumers reliance effects on their willingness to pay in experimental auctions and choice experiments: an empirical study
  • Productivity comparisons of freshwater aquaculture and mariculture in emerging economies: an empirical research of China’s early reform years

PRESENTATIONS

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. “How do input and output markets respond to droughts and drought induced water curtailments? A dynamic partial equilibrium study in Washington State“, forthcoming, July 2020, Kansas City, MO
  • Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. “How do farmers really respond to drought in the short-run? An empirical examination in Washington State“, with Michael Brady, July 2019, Atlanta, GA
  • Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference “Participant’s Reliance on the Authenticity of Experiments and Their Willingness to Pay: A Comparison between Experimental Auctions and Choice Experiments“,  June 2019,  San Francisco, CA
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Annual Conference “Parameter Estimation in Presence of Limited Observations in Experimental Auctions: An Application of Ridge Regression”  July 2017, Incline Village, NV.
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting “Modeling the Impact of Incentives of Choosing Extensive Fish Farming” July 2016, Boston, MA.
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) at the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference “Application of Regression Discontinuity in Choice Experiments: A Case Study of Participants Trust and Their Willingness to Pay” June  2016, Portland, OR.
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Conference “Assess the value of agricultural and environmental extension programs: a case study of extension programs in Island County, WA”  June 2014, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium “Classmates Formation: A Case Study in North Carolina“, April 2012, Logan, UT

POSTERS

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. “Water endowments and regional disparities in China’s modern aquaculture industry: an empirical study”, August 2021, Austin, TX (forthcoming)
  • Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. “Productivity Growth, Scale Effects, and Regional Disparities in China’s Modern Aquaculture Industry: An Empirical Research”,   July 2019, Atlanta, GA
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting “Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Animal Welfare Attributes in Dairy Products: Evidence From Experimental Auctions” with Levan Elbakidze and Rodolfo Nayga, 2010, Denver, CO

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant — Washington State University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Online Course Designer — Washington State University

  • Instructor:
  • Teaching Assistant:
    • Environmental Economics (EconS 582), 2016
    • Business Management Economics (EconS 352), 2016
    • Master’s Microeconomics (EconS 527), 2015
    • Health Economics (EconS 324), 2013
  • Online Course Designer:
    • Business Management Economics (EconS 352) 2014 – 2015

AWARDS

  • Travel Grant from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference, 2010, 2012
  • Travel and Registration Grants from Graduate and Professional Student Association of WSU, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Excellent Award for Bachelor’s Graduation Essay, 2008

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA)

SKILLS

  • Computer Skills
    • Working Environment:  Microsoft Azure; High Performance Clusters; Windows; Linux; macOS; Unix (BSD)
    • Quantitative & Statistical Tools: Python; STATA; MATLAB; R; GAUSS; GAMS
    • GIS: ArcGIS; OpenGIS; Python (Gdal, Geopandas, regionmask, etc.)
    • Programming: QBasic, Microsoft Visual Basic, C&C++(Beginner)
    • Text Processing: Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Google Docs, LATEX
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Mandarin Chinese (Native), Spanish (Beginner), Latin (Beginner)

REFERENCES

  • Dr. Jonathan Yoder (Advisor), Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203B, Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(530)335-8596, yoder@wsu.edu
  • Dr. Michael Brady, Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203E, Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(509)335-0979, bradym@wsu.edu
  • Dr. Gregmar I. Galinato. , Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203C Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(509) 335-6382, ggalinato@wsu.edu

Hao Li

Contact Info:

E-mail: haoli.li@wsu.edu

Office Location:

213 Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210