Ling Li

CPR (PhD Graduate Student - Economics)

Ling Li

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Undergraduate Education

Tsinghua University - Economics 

Research Interests

  • 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.