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Li, Zhi (male)

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Washington


Email:zhili "at" xmu.edu.cn


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Research Fields:Microeconomics

Biography Research Papers Research Projects


Associate Professor at School of Economics & Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, August 2021 -

Assistant Professor at School of Economics & Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, September 2015 - July 2021

University of Washington Ph.D. in Economics, June 2015
DISSERTATION: Private Provision of Public Goods: Uniform Price Mechanisms with a Threshold
and Dynamics with a Tipping Point
University of Rhode Island M.S. (Ph.D. ABD) in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 2011
Peking University M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management, 2008
THESIS: Study on Preference Uncertainty in Contingent Valuation
Peking University B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, 2004.


Resource and Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory


Microeconomcs (undergraduate, graduate), Resource Economics, Experimental Economics


Courses Taught (all in English)

Microeconomics (Intermediate level): 2016-now, spring semester

Advanced Micro I (graduate level): 2015-2019, fall semester

Advanced Micro II (graduate level): 2020-now, spring semester


Li, Z., Liu, P., and Swallow, S.K. (2022), The Performance of Multi-Type Environmental  Credit Trading Markets: Lab Experiment Evidence, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 111: doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2021.102563

Li, Z.Liu, P., and Swallow, S.K. (2021), Assurance Contracts to Support Multi-Unit Threshold Public Goods in Environmental Markets, Environmental and Resource Economics. 80: 339-378. doi.org/10.1007/s10640-021-00588-4

Li, Z.Lin, P., Kong, S., Wang, D. and Duffy, J. (2021), Conducting Large, Repeated, Multi-Game Economic Experiments using Mobile Platforms, PLoS ONE, 16(4): e0250668. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250668

李国平赵媛邓广凌李智. (2018). “引汉济渭受水区西安市居民支付意愿研究西安交通大学学报(社会科学版), 38 (2). https://www.cnki.net/kcms/doi/10.15896/j.xjtuskxb.201802001.html

Li, Z.Anderson, C.M., and Swallow, S.K. (2016), Uniform Price Mechanisms for Threshold Public Goods Provision with Complete Information: An Experimental Investigation, Journal of Public Economics144: 14-26. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.09.004

Li, Z., (2009), Comparing Multiple Bounded Discrete Choice Approach with Stochastic Payment Card and Open Ended Approaches: Results from a Survey of WTP for Air Quality Improvement in Beijing, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 38 (2): 281. (Abstract)

Li, Z. and Ho, Y. (2008), Use of Citation per Publication as an Indicator to Evaluate Contingent Valuation Research, Scientometrics, 75 (1): 97-110.  doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-1838-1



Working Papers

Li, Z., Chen, D., and Liu, P., Assurance Payments on the Coordination of Threshold Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Investigation. (Revised & Resubmitted)

Li, Z., Zhang, D. and Zhang, X., Emissions Trading with Consignment Auctioning: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment. (Under Review)

Li, Z., Wu, J. and Xu, W., The Dynamics of Coalition Formation with Veto Players: A Multilateral Bargaining Experiment.

Li, Z., Li, Y. and Xu, W., Refund Bonus for Fundraising in Large Groups with Different Subject Pools.

Li, Z., Fu, R. and Zheng, J., Alternative assurance payment schemes in threshold public goods provision: An experimental investigation.

An, Y., Li, Z., and Liu, P., Assurance Contracts in Threshold Public Goods Provision with Incomplete Information.

Li, Z., Anderson, C.M., and Swallow, S.K., Alternative Cost Sharing Mechanisms for the Provision of Non-Excludable Threshold Public Goods: An Experimental Investigation. 

Li, Z. and Lv, J., Exploitation-free Rebate Mechanism in Finite Threshold Public Goods Games.

Li, Z. and Anderson, C.M., Durable Public Goods Games: An Optimal Control Approach. 

Li, Z. and Lv, J., On the Evolutionary Stability of Cooperation in Threshold Public Goods Games with Refund and Rebate Rules.


NSF of China, Incentive mechanisms and behaviors on promoting cooperation in climate change agreements: Game theory and economic experiments based on threshold public goods provision, PI