Tianshu Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environmental Sciences & Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Dissertation Title

“Essays on Sustainability and Poverty”

Fields of Interest

Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics


Ph.D. (May 2016)
M.A. in Economics, University of Virginia  (Dec 2011)
Master of Economics, University of Tokyo (Mar 2010)
B.A. in Economics, University of Tokyo (Mar 2008)

James Harrigan, John McLaren, Kerem Cosar 


Working Papers

“The Effects of Water Markets: Evidence from the Rio Grande”
          (with Peter Debaere, Job Market Paper)
“Protecting the Breadbasket with Trees? The Effects of the Great Plains Shelterbelt Project on Agricultural Production” 
          (revise & resubmit, American Journal of Agricultural Economics)
“The Spillovers of Employment‐based Safety Net Program on Child Labor and Education”
          (with Sheetal Sekhri, revise & resubmit, The World Bank Economic Review)
“Regional Poverty Targeting and Income Distribution: Evidence from China’s National Designated Poor Counties”
          (with Sangui Wang)
“Foreign Direct Investment and Agency of Women”
          (with Sonal Pandya and Sheetal Sekhri)

Department of Economics

University of Virginia
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