Dr. Li is an assistant professor of finance at George Mason University. His current research interest is in blockchain technologies and FinTech applications. His research papers analyze how ICOs create economic value at the presence of network effects, the industrial organization of mining pools and implications for blockchain (de) centralization, and the security design for investment crowdfunding to harness the wisdom of the crowd. He has also studied the role of information in theory of the firm and market microstructure.
Dr. Li has presented his research at many institutions and conferences including MIT, Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, Yale, National Bureau of Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank, and Econometric Society. He is a winner of 2016 Yihong Xia Best paper award and 2014 Chicago Quantitative Alliance academic paper competition. He is also a frequent speaker for investment professionals.
Dr. Li received his Ph.D in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management and B.S. in mathematics from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) prior to joining George Mason.