Cher Hsuehhsiang Li

Assistant Professor



I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an applied microeconomics econometrician, my research focuses on public and labor topics related to women and how public policies and social institutes affect their decisions and outcomes. My publications and working papers study a variety of issues, ranging from under-representation of women in economics majors to maternal birth timing and outcomes.




“Clinical Capital and the Risk of Maternal Labor and Delivery Complications: Hospital Scheduling, Timing, and Cohort Turnover Effects” (with Sammy Zahran, David Mushinski, Ian Breunig, and Sophie McKee), Risk Analysis. doi:10.1111/risa.13273.

“Do Mentoring, Information, and Nudge Reduce the Gender Gap among Economics Majors?” Economics of Education Review, 64, p165-183, 2018.

“Tort Reforms and Gender Distribution of Physicians” (with Alexandra Bernasek), Eastern Economic Journal, 44(3), p 437-454, 2018.

“Partial Effects in Binary Response Models using a Special Regressor" (with Ying-Ying Lee), Economics Letters, 169, p15-19, 2018.

“EITC Use in Shared Placement Cases,” (with Patricia Brown and John Karl Scholz), Public Finance Review, 46(3), p327-358, 2018.

“Tax and Spend: The Interplay of Fiscal and Social Policy,” (with John Karl Scholz), in Scholz, J.K. H.P. Moon, and S-H Lee (eds). Social Policies in an Age of Austerity: A Comparative Analysis of the US and Korea, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar, 2015.

Working Papers:

"Ask and You Shall Receive? Gender Difference in Regrades in College" (with Basit Zafar)

“Estimating the Impact of Antenatal Rest on Birth Outcomes for Working Mothers” (with Sophie McKee and Sammy Zahran).

“The Effect of Human Capital Depreciation on Occupational Gender Segregation”


  • Econ 306 Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Econ 335 Introduction to Econometrics

  • Econ 720 Public Economics II