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Lecturer, Business School, University of Sydney

Wei Li joined the University of Sydney in October 2011. Her research interests include China’s economic transition, private enterprise development and urban sustainability. She is particularly interested in the transformation of Chinese enterprises in the globalisation era, the globalisation of state owned enterprises (SOEs) and the role of the state as promoters of international business activity. She engages in various research projects and publishes on economic and business issues in China.


  • 2012–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Sydney Business School


  • 2012 
    Macquarie University , PhD
  • 2004 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc
  • 2003 
    Renmin University of China, BA


  • 2012
    Comparing solar water heater popularization policies in China, Israel, and Australia: the role of government in adopting green innovations, Sustainable Development
  • 2011
    Market failure or governmental failure? A study of China’s water abstraction policies, China Quarterly
  • 2011
    China’s transition to green energy systems: the economics of home solar water heaters and their popularization in Dezhou city, Energy Policy