CPR (PhD Graduate Student - Economics)
Tsinghua University - Economics
- Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics
Ling Li is a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of
Economics, whose research interests are in the areas of public, labor and
health economics. Her current work examines the association between occupational
safety and firm performance, and the role of regulations and labor unions in
determining occupational safety. Her job market paper, “Helping nurses or
hurting patients: the effect of workplace inspections in nursing facilities”,
presents evidence on the trade-off between occupational safety and quality of
service in nursing facilities.
Ling works with Professor Singleton in CPR. Their joint
papers examine the effect of OSHA inspections on workplace injuries and the
effect of unionization on occupational safety.
Ling joined the doctoral program in economics in 2013 and
has been a graduate associate at CPR since 2015. Prior to coming to Syracuse,
Ling graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 2013 with her
bachelor’s degree in economics. She also studied as an exchange student at
McGill University in Montreal, Canada.