Shi Li

Non-Resident Senior Researcher

Shi Li is Professor of Economics and Acting Director of China Institute for Income Distribution at Beijing Normal University and a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. He leads a group of researchers focussing on inequality and poverty in China within UNU-WIDER’s project ‘Inequality in the Giants’. 

Professor Li’s research focuses on China’s poverty, inequality, labour market and social protection using household survey data. He has written extensively on these topics, having published a wide range of journal articles, book chapters, and books. He has been a principal coordinator of China Household Income Project (CHIP) surveys since 1988. He is member of the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, member of the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Agriculture, and member of the Advisory Committee of Poverty Alleviation, Office of State Council, China. He was a professor and senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 1996–2005.