Tao LI 李桃

Assocaite Professor

Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 8335
Office: Room 4058, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21B)
E-mail: taoli@um.edu.mo

Personal Website

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University, USA (2005)
  • M.A. in Statistics, Harvard University, USA (2004)
  • B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, B.A. in Economics, Peking University, China (1999)
  • Education and Labor Policy
  • Chinese Political Economy
  • Formal Theory
  • Li, Tao. forthcoming. Declining Legislative Dissent in China: Evidence from National and Provincial Party Congress Elections,  Journal of East Asian Studies
  • Li, Tao. 2019. How Bureaucratic Power Structure Affects Personnel Structure: Evidence from Europe. Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 66, Issue 2. Pages 83-95. DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2017.1315309
  • Li, Sheng, Tao Li and Jia Wang, 2017. Tourism and externalities in an urban context: Theoretical model and empirical evidence. Cities, Volume 70, Pages 40-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.06.012
  • Han, Li, Tao Li and Yaohui Zhao, 2015. How Status Inheritance Rules Affect Marital Sorting: Theory and Evidence from Urban China. The Economic Journal, 125:589, pages 1850-1887.  DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12283
  • "Encouraging Classroom Peer Interactions: Evidence from Chinese Migrant Schools" (with Li Han, Linxiu Zhang, and Scott Rozelle), Journal of Public Economics 111 (2014), 29-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2013.12.014
  • "Expert Advising under Checks and Balances", Social Choice and Welfare 42:2 (2014), 477-502.  DOI: 10.1007/s00355-013-0737-z
  • “What Determines Employment Opportunity for College Graduates in China after Higher Education Reform?” (with Juyan Zhan), China Economic Review 21:1 (2010), 38-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2009.10.001
  • “The Gender Difference of Peer Influence in Higher Education” (with Li Han), Economics of Education Review 28:1 (2009), 129-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2007.12.002
  • "The Messenger Game: Strategic Information Transmission through Legislative Committees", Journal of Theoretical Politics 19:4 (2007), 489-501. DOI: 10.1177%2F09516298070190040501

Tao LI is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau. He obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Statistics from Harvard University, as well as B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University. Dr. Li's research focuses on formal theory, as well as on Chinese public policy and political economy, especially education and labor policy, bureaucracy, and party politics. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Social Choice and Welfare, Economics of Education Review, and the Journal of Public Economics.