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About Yao Amber Li

Yao Amber Li is an Assistant Professor of Economics in School of Business and Management and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Her major fields are international trade, international macroeconomics, and Chinese economy. Her research interests include knowledge diffusion, technology transfer, quality upgrading, multinational firms, and economic geography. Her recent work has focused on understanding the frictions in knowledge diffusion and the strategic responses of firms to external shocks (e.g., trade liberalization and exchange rate shocks). She worked as a research fellow in Planning Research Institute at Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China between 2003 and 2005 and participated in a series of China’s national level research projects as well as drafting and revising some of China’s national industrial policies. She is also a Research Affiliate of the China Research and Policy Group at University of Western Ontario. She received an MA (2003) and a BA (2001) in Economics from Peking University and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Western Ontario in 2010.

Positions

Present Research Affiliate of the China Research and Policy Group, University of Western Ontario
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Present Faculty Associate of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Present Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

International Trade, Chinese Economy, International Finance, and Economic Geography


Contact Information

Yao Amber LI, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Business and Management
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Website: https://ihome.ust.hk/~yaoli
Tel: (852) 2358-7605 (O) Fax: (852) 2358-2084


Knowledge Spillovers, Technology Diffusion & Innovation (2)

Heterogeneous Firms and Trade (2)

Chinese Economy (2)