Dr Jin Li is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy. Prior to LSE, he was an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Kellogg School of Management, where he taught MBA and PhD classes in strategy and economics. Dr Li received a BA in Economics and Math from Wesleyan University, a BSc in Applied Math from Caltech, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.
Dr Li’s research lies at the intersection of organisational economics, personnel economics, and labour economics. It focuses on the dynamics of informal relationships and explores how firms can use different instruments, such as promises about bonus payments, power, or career prospects, to shape those relationships. Dr Li’s research helps inform firms about strategies they may use to align incentives and create organisational value. It also sheds light on how the organisational design of firms can be a source of their competitive advantage. Dr Li has published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, AEJ- Microeconomics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Labor Economics, and the RAND Journal of Economics. His works have also been featured in media outlets such as the BBC, the Economist, and Quartz.
Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Research Group