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Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Arizona State University

Dr. Lily Hsueh is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the ASU School of Public Affairs and a Senior Global Futures Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University.

Hsueh is a Visiting Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.

Her areas of expertise are natural resource and environmental economics and policy, political economy, governance, applied econometrics, and mixed methods. Hsueh’s current research investigates how different forms and scales of alternative and decentralized governance systems (e.g., market-based policies, voluntary programs) interact with and shape the public provision of public goods and the management of natural resources and the environment.

Prior to joining ASU, Hsueh held the National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Before academia, Hsueh served as a Senior Analyst in Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from the University of Washington and a MSc in Economics from University College London. Hsueh’s undergraduate degree was a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.


  • 2022–present
    Visiting Scholar, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University


  • 2012 
    University of Washington, Ph.D., Public Policy and Management