Tong Li is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Natural and Social Sciences at Vanderbilt University. His primary research and teaching interests are microeconometrics with a focus on identification and inference of game-theoretic models and dynamic panel data analysis, and empirical microeconomics with a focus on empirical analysis of strategic behavior of agents with asymmetric information. Previously, he taught at Washington State University and Indiana University before joining Vanderbilt in 2005, and has had short-term academic visits to Yale, University College London, Cambridge University, New York Federal Reserve Bank. He also held the Goh Keng Swee Visiting Professorship at the National University of Singapore. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the American Statistical Association Committee on Law and Justice Statistics.
Li's work has been published in general interest journals including Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, International Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and top field journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Econometric Methods, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizatio, and is a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. He also served as chair of the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt between 2008 and 2011. Since 1999, Li has supervised eight Ph.D. dissertations and have placed students on faculty at London School of Economics, North Carolina State University, National University of Singapore, among others.
Li will present research during the Econometrics Workshop on March 5 at 3:30pm in Saieh Hall 112.