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Yin Li

Yin Li Research Associate

Research Interest

Comparative economic development; Industrial innovation; Emerging technology; China

Educational Background

Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development, University of Massachusetts Lowell
B.S. in Economics, Renmin University


Yin Li is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech, he is a fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Program affiliated with Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). Since 2009, Yin is also the China country correspondent for ERAWATCH, European Commission’s science and innovation policy network. Yin conducts research in the area industrial innovation and economic development. His current research interest is economic development and emerging manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, and how related industrial innovation are organized and financed. 

Over the last three years, Yin has conducted original research on China’s semiconductor industry and solar photovoltaic industry, with support from the Ford Foundation, INET, and NSF. Some of these researches will be published as book chapters in "China as an Innovation Nation" edited by Yu Zhou, William Lazonick, and Yifei Sun (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). In addition, he has presented his work in a number of conferences, including those sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Industrial Studies Association, and Business History Conference.