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Panle Jia Barwick Profile

Panle Jia Barwick is the Todd E. and Elizabeth H. Warnock Distinguished Chair Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her areas of expertise include industrial organization, the Chinese economy, environmental and energy economics, and applied econometrics. Her recent research examines industrial and transportation policies, with a focus on China. She cofounded and currently serves as a board member of the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research.

Shanjun Li Profile

Shanjun Li is the Kenneth L. Robinson Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy in the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. His research areas include environmental and energy economics, urban and transportation economics, empirical industrial organization, and the Chinese economy. His recent research examines pressing sustainability issues in China and their global implications. He serves as director of the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, an editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and a coeditor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is a research associate affiliated with the NBER’s Environment and Energy Economics Program and a university fellow at Resources for the Future. He received his PhD in economics from Duke University in 2007.


1.  “The Marginal Cost of Traffic Congestion and Road Pricing: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Beijing,” Yang J, Purevjav A, Li S. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 12(1), February 2020, pp. 418–453. Go to ⤴︎
2. Better Lucky Than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile Licence Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai,” Li S. The Review of Economic Studies 85(4), October 2018, pp. 2389–2428. Go to ⤴︎
3.  “Does Subway Expansion Improve Air Quality?” Li S, Liu Y, Purevjav A, Yang L. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 96(C), July 2019, pp. 213–235. Go to ⤴︎
4. The Impact of Road Rationing on Housing Demand and Sorting,” Jerch R, Barwick P, Li S, Wu J. SSRN, March 2021. Go to ⤴︎
5. Efficiency and Equity Impacts of Urban Transportation Policies with Equilibrium Sorting,” Barwick P, Li S, Waxman A, Wu J, Xia T. NBER Working Paper 29012, February 2022. Go to ⤴︎

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