Haizheng Li

Associate Chair, Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
  • Development Studies Program
Fax Number:404-894-1890
Office Location: Old CE Building, Room 218
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Haizheng Li received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in the School of Economics in 1997, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004, and to Professor in 2010. A specialist in applied econometrics, labor economics, and the Chinese economy, he has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. His research focuses on human capital related issues, from human capital measurement, accumulation to its labor market effects. He has received two research grants from the Sloan Foundation Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies, and numerous grants from China. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, special research fellow for various Chinese government agencies, is Chair of the Expert Supervising Board for Large Data Projects at the China National Natural Science Foundation, is a member of the Advisory Board of China Economic Review and was the President of the Chinese Economists Society (2006-07). At Georgia Tech, he served as Academic Senate and General Faculty Assembly Representative, Co-Director of the Georgia Tech-Shanghai Summer Program (2005-07), and Director of Information Technology and Chair of Review, Promotion and Tenure Committee at the School of Economics. His teaching includes econometrics, economic forecasting, labor economics, and microeconomics.

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder
  • M.A., University of Colorado - Boulder
  • M.A., Renmin University of China
  • B.E., Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Awards and
  • 2021 - Mary S. and Richard B. Inman Jr. Faculty Excellence Awards, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2021 - Gold Star Faculty Research Award, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2015 - Gold Star Faculty Research Award, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2013 - Chinese Economists Society Leadership Award
  • 2011 - Ivan Allen College Faculty Legacy Award
  • 2008 - Chinese Economists Society Leadership Award for President
Areas of
  • China
  • Education
  • Human Capital
  • Labor Market


Research Fields:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Development
  • Labor Economics
  • Asia (East)
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Regional Development
  • Chinese Economy
  • Education
  • Human Capital
  • Innovation


  • ECON-4160: Economic Forecasting
  • ECON-4232: Labor Economics
  • ECON-6160: Econometric Analysis
  • ECON-7023: Econometrics II

Selected Publications

Journal Articles


Recent Publications

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