Academic team

Li Fan


China Center for Special Economic Zone Research, Shenzhen University
Nanhai Ave 3688
Shenzhen, 518060, China
Phone: (86) 755 2653-0621

Professional Experience
2014-present   Associate Professor, China Center for Special Economic Zone Research, Shenzhen University

2014      Ph.D.     Economics, University of Florida
2011      M.A.      Economics, University of Florida
2010      M.A.      Geography, University of Florida
2009      M.A       Industrial Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
2007      B.E.       Electrical Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Research Fields
Industrial Organization, Information Economics, Applied Econometrics


1.Wenche Wang, Fan Li (corresponding author), “What Determines Online Transaction Price Dispersion? Evidence from the Largest Online Platform in China”, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, forthcoming, 2020.
2.Wenche Wang, Fan Li (corresponding author), Zelong Yi, “Applying A Platform to Expand Sales”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, forthcoming, 2020.
3.Fan Li, Jiajia Xie, Wenche Wang, “Incentivizing Sustainable Development: The impact of a Recent Policy Reform on Electricity Production Efficiency in China”, Sustainable Development, 2019.
4.Shengli Li, Fan Li (corresponding author), “The Interaction Effects of Online Reviews and Free Samples on Consumers’ Downloads: An Empirical Analysis”, Information Processing and Management, 2019. 
4.Zelong Yi, Fan Li (corresponding author), Lijun Ma, “The Impact of Distribution Channels on Trial-Version Provision with A Positive Network Effect”, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 2019. 
5.Fan Li, Shengli Li, “Whether to Delay the Release of eBooks or Not? An Analysis of Optimal Publishing Strategies for Book Publishers”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 2019. 
6.Fan Li, Wenche Wang, Zelong Yi, “Cross-Subsidies and Government Transfers: Impactson Electricity Service Quality in Colombia”, Sustainability, 2018. 
7.Wenche Wang, Fan Li, Zelong Yi, “Scores vs. Stars: A Regression Discontinuity Study of Online Consumer Reviews”, Information & Management, 2018. 
8.Fan Li, Shengli, Li, “The Impact of Cross-subsidies on Utility Service Quality in Developing Countries”, Economic Modelling, 2018, 68. 
9.Zeong Yi, Xiaokun Wu, Fan Li(corresponding author),“Ranking Spreaders in Complex Networks Based on the Most Influential Neighbors”, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2018.
10. Fan Li, Zelong Yi, “Trial or No Trial: Supplying Costly Signals to Improve Profits”, Decision Sciences, 2017, 48(4). SSCI,国家自然科学基金管理科学部A类期刊
11. Fan Li, Michelle Phillips, “The Influence of the Regulatory Environment on Chinese Urban Water Utilities”, Water Resources Management, 2017, 31(1).  
12. Fan Li, Zelong Yi, “Counterfeiting and Piracy in Supply Chain Management: Theoretical Studies”, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 2017, 32(1). 
13. Fan Li, Zelong Yi, “A New Software Reliability Growth Model: Multi-Generation Faults and a Power-Law Testing Effort Function”, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016.  
14. Fan Li, Wei Wang, Luis Hernado Gutierrez Ramirez, “The Determinants of Two-dimensional Service Quality in the Drinking Water Sector–Evidence from Colombia”, Water Policy, 2016, 18(4).  
15.Thomas Knight, Fan Li, Lindsey Woodworth, “It's My Party and I'll Vote How I Want to: Experimental Evidence of Directional Voting in Two-Candidate Elections”, Eastern Economic Journal, 2017, 43(4).

16.Yitao Tao, Fan Li, “The Change of Central Government Policy towards Hong Kong” ,Reform Reference, 2015 (in Chinese).
17.Qilin Su, Fan Li, Huan Wang, “Review of Political Support in the Creative Industries”, Economics Perspectives, 2008 (in Chinese).
18.Qilin Su, Dan Chen, Fan Li, “The Creative Economy: Concepts, Properties and Policy Design”, China Industrial Economics, 2007 (in Chinese).

Seminar and Conference Presentations
1.International Workshop on Innovation and Industrial Economics, Nanjing University, China, 2016
2.Economic Seminar, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2014
3.Midwest Economic Theory Meetings, Michigan State University in Lansing, MI, 2013
4.Southern Economic Association Conference, Tampa, FL, 2013
5.Economic Seminar, University of Florida, 2013
6.Singapore Economic Review Conference, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 2013