Hongbin Li

Hongbin Li, PhD

Professor at Tsinghua University. Research Team, Rural Education Action Project China

Dept of Econ,
School of Economics and Management,
Tsinghua University,
Beijing 10084,

Research Interests

The behavior of organizations in economic transition and labor issues in economic development.


Hongbin Li is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. He obtained his PhD in economics in 2001 from Stanford University. His research is focused on two areas:

  1. the incentives, behaviors and performance of governments, banks and enterprises in the context of economic transition, and
  2. education, health, demographic and labor issues in economic development.

His research mostly draws on data from China, and he has several major projects that involve collecting large scale first-hand datasets.