Hao Li

Professor of Economics, University of Toronto

Hao Li was born in China in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. He went to Beijing University and studied Engineering Mechanics. After the June 4th, 1989 Incident, he left China for graduate studies at the University of Chicago and earned his PhD in economics in 1995. His first academic position started in 1996 at the University of Hong Kong, a year before the city reverted to Chinese sovereignty.

Three years later he left Hong Kong and went back to North America. After spending one year at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Hao Li joined the University of Toronto on the other side of the Niagara Falls. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, before he spent a year as a Hoover National Fellow at Stanford University. In 2004 he was promoted to Full Professor, before he spent another year at Queen's University. He has been at University of Toronto since 2005, except for a half-year sabbatical in the fall of 2007 at University of Southern California.

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