Yao Amber Li

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)

PhD/Associate Professor of Economics

Department of Economics, Hong Kong U of Sci&Tech

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China

Kowloon

Hong Kong

http://yaoli.people.ust.hk/

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“  As an empirical trade economist, my research interests are primarily in (i) quality upgrading of exports, (ii) knowledge spillovers, technology diffusion, and innovation (iii) heterogeneous firms’ responses in various trade environments, especially for firms in emerging market economies such as China and India, and (iv) other related topics of Chinese economy. My research interests also include quantifying general-equilibrium macroeconomic models and exploring empirical evidence of micro-foundations in international macroeconomics.  ”

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Trade Liberalization, Quality, and Export Prices

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Stephen R. Yeaple
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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trade liberalization, tariff, quality, export price, quality upgrading

Trade Liberalization, Quality, and Export Prices

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming, HKUST IEMS Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 May 2015
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Stephen R. Yeaple
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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trade liberalization, tariff, quality upgrading, export price, quality differentiation

Trade Liberalization, Quality, and Export Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w20323
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2023
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Stephen R. Yeaple
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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Credit Constraints, Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 23 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2014
Haichao Fan, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Yao Amber Li
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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credit constraints, China, quality sorting, credit access, credit needs, quality, export prices, heterogeneous firms

Credit Constraints, Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4370
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Haichao Fan, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Yao Amber Li
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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credit constraints, credit access, credit needs, endogenous quality, export prices, quality, heterogeneous firms, productivity

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International Trade, Technology Diffusion, and the Role of Diffusion Barriers

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2014
Yao Amber Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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international trade, technology diffusion, welfare gains, diffusion barriers, income distribution

Borders and Distance in Knowledge Spillovers: Dying over Time or Dying with Age? - Evidence from Patent Citations

European Economic Review, October 2014, volume 71, pp. 152-172.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Yao Amber Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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Border Effect, Distance, Gravity, Knowledge Spillovers, Patent Citations, Business Travels, Knowledge Quality, Subnational Borders, MSA

Borders and Distance in Knowledge Spillovers: Dying over Time or Dying with Age? - Evidence from Patent Citations

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2625
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
Yao Amber Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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knowledge spillovers, gravity, border effect, distance, patent citations

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Input-Trade Liberalization and Markups

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Mar 2015
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Tuan Anh Luong
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Trade liberalization; Input tariff; Markup; Marginal cost; Ordinary trade; Processing trade; Output tariff

Input-Trade Liberalization and Markups

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-26
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Jun 2016
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Tuan Anh Luong
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Trade liberalization, Input tariff, Markup, Marginal cost, Ordinary trade, Processing trade, Output tariff

Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence From Citations in Mathematics

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 May 2018
Keith Head, Yao Amber Li and Asier Minondo
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and University of Deusto - Deusto Business School
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Knowledge Diffusion, Distance, Borders, Networks, Academic Genealogy

Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Citations in Mathematics

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-30
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Sep 2015
Keith Head, Yao Amber Li and Asier Minondo
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and University of Deusto - Deusto Business School
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network, distance, border, geography, knowledge flows, academic citations, genealogy, matching

Import Response to Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Micro-Level Investigation

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Yao Amber Li, Juanyi (Jenny) Xu and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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exchange rate, import, extensive margin, intensive margin, processing trade, exchange rate regimes, pass-through

Import Response to Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Micro-Level Investigation

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-27
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 May 2015
Yao Amber Li, Juanyi (Jenny) Xu and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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exchange rate, import, extensive margin, intensive margin, processing trade, exchange rate regimes, pass-through

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The Higher Educational Transformation of China and its Global Implications

NBER Working Paper No. w13849
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2022
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics, Xiamen University - School of Economics and Xiamen University - Department of Economics
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Quality, Variable Markups, and Welfare: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Analysis of Export Prices

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Mar 2018
Fudan University - School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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Quality, Welfare, Variable Markups, Export Price, “Washington Apples” Effect, Non-Homothetic Preferences, Specific Trade Costs, Heterogeneous Firms

Quality, Variable Markups, and Welfare: a Quantitative General Equilibrium Analysis of Export Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w25611
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2023
Fudan University - School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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Tickets to the Global Market: First US Patent Awards and Chinese Firm Exports

HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 2023-120
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 18 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2023
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), University College London - Department of Economics and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Department of Economics and Finance
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Patent Grant; Trade; Quality Signal; USPTO; Patent to Product match

Tickets to the Global Market: First US Patent Awards and Chinese Firm Exports

CESifo Working Paper No. 10790
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 05 Dec 2023
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), University College London - Department of Economics and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Department of Economics and Finance
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patent rights, innovation, export performance, trade, market protection, asymmetric information, signaling

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Trade Liberalization and Labor Monopsony: Evidence from Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 20 Apr 2022
Illenin Kondo, Yao Amber Li and Wei Qian
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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input trade liberalization, labor market power, skill intensity, China

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Expected Exchange Rate Movement and Forward-Looking Importers

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Feb 2015
Yao Amber Li and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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Expectation of exchange rates, Import, Forward-looking, Heterogeneous rms, Extensive margin, Heterogeneous response

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Credit Constraints, Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-02
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 19 May 2015
Haichao Fan, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Yao Amber Li
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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credit constraints, China, quality sorting, credit access, credit needs, quality, export prices, heterogeneous firms

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Credit Distribution and Exports: Microeconomic Evidence from China

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-31
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Nov 2015
Albert Park, Yao Amber Li and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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credit constraints, credit supply, financial development, credit distribution, heterogeneous firms, international trade, liquidity

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Forward-Looking Exporters and Exchange Rate Pass-Through

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
Yao Amber Li and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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Forward-looking; Price adjustment; Exchange rate pass-through; Sticky price

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Credit Constraints, Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China

Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Haichao Fan, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Yao Amber Li
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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credit constraints, China, quality sorting, credit access, credit needs, quality, export prices, heterogeneous firms

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Processing Trade, Productivity and Prices: Evidence from a Chinese Production Survey

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2018-58
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Aug 2019
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies), Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics and Aarhus University
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trade activity, revenue, productivity, export

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Forward-Looking Exporters and Exchange Rate Pass-Through: A Micro-Level Investigation

HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2015-28
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Jul 2015
Yao Amber Li and Chen Zhao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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Forward-looking, Price adjustment, Exchange rate pass-through, Sticky price

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On the Relationship between Quality and Productivity: Evidence from China's Accession to the WTO

NBER Working Paper No. w23690
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 21 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2023
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li and Stephen R. Yeaple
Fudan University - School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic
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Exploitation of Labor? Classical Monopsony Power and Labor's Share

NBER Working Paper No. w25660
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2023
University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and University of Notre Dame
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Growth Policy, Agglomeration, and (the Lack of) Competition

NBER Working Paper No. w22947
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2023
Wyatt Brooks, Joseph P. Kaboski and Yao Amber Li
University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies)
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Infrastructure Investment and Labor Monopsony Power

NBER Working Paper No. w28977
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2022
Arizona State University (ASU), Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Infrastructure Investment and Labor Monopsony Power

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16291
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics, University of Notre Dame, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Citations in Mathematics

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12942
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 May 2018
Keith Head, Yao Amber Li and Asier Minondo
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Division of Strategy and Business Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management, Department of Economics; HKUST IEMS (Institute for Emerging Market Studies) and University of Deusto - Deusto Business School
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