Professor of Economics and Director, Behavioral Business Research Lab, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
Sherry Li is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Behavioral Business Research Lab of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Her research is primarily experimental and behavioral, in areas of broadly defined public economics, labor economics, and development economics. In her research, she draws on theories and methods from economics and psychology to study how social identity affects individual decision-making and preferences. She also studies whether and how individuals contribute to support public goods. Her research has been published in prestigious economics journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Development Economics, and Experimental Economics. She is currently an Associate Editor at Economic Inquiry and served as an Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization from 2011 to 2016. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 2006. Before she joined the University of Arkansas, she was on the faculty of Economics at the University of Texas–Dallas (UTD) and served as the Director of the Negotiations Center at UTD from 2013 to 2018.
Recent work by Sherry Li
An experiment in garment factories suggests that stronger social connections among co-workers can enhance coordination when incentives are group-based