Anran Li

Anran Li is a research assis­tant to Professors Josh Angrist, David Actor, Sally Hudson, and Amanda Pallais. She grad­u­at­ed from Peking University with a bach­e­lors’ degree in Economics in 2016 and from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a master’s degree in Social Sciences and a con­cen­tra­tion in Economics. Prior to join­ing SEII, Anran worked as a research assis­tant to Professor Melissa Dell at Harvard University. At SEII, she sup­ports research focused on exam­in­ing the impact of a ran­dom­ly assigned pri­vate schol­ar­ship on col­lege enroll­ment, per­sis­tence, and degree out­comes. Anran’s pri­ma­ry research inter­ests relate to both the­o­ry and empir­ics in the human cap­i­tal pro­duc­tion func­tion. She would like to under­stand how to attain the best edu­ca­tion out­comes through opti­miz­ing resource allo­ca­tion and how to over­come bar­ri­ers to human cap­i­tal accu­mu­la­tion.