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Dr Raymond Li


Assistant  Professor
School of Government & Policy
Highest Qualification - PhD
HDR completions- 0 

Contact Details
Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 5211


Raymond Li is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. He received his formal training in Economics from Macquarie University, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Ph.D. in Economics. Prior to joining UC in 2019, Ray taught economics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Macquarie University.

Ray’s research interests include applied econometrics, energy economics and energy policy. He is particularly interested in the estimation of energy consumption and testing market integration. His research outputs appear in a range of high impact factor international journals like the Energy Journal, Energy Policy and Applied Energy, among many others. Ray is an editorial board member of two international academic journals and he serves as ad hoc reviewer of research articles for many academic journals.

  • 2012 - 2015 - MDB CRN grant $225,561– 'Modelling Community Adjustment to Water Trading in the Murray-Darling Basin' (w/ P. Lewis, A. Daly and H. Dinh);
  • All other research grants are internal RSO or BGL grants, averaging between $10,000 and $20,000 yearly between 2011 and 2014.
  • Booth J. F. and Freyens B. P. (2014). "A Study of Political Activism in Labour Courts", Economics Letters, 123 (3), 370-73
  • Freyens B. P. and Jones C. (2014). "Efficient Allocation of Radio Spectrum", Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16 (1) 1-23;
  • Ackland, R., Dowrick, S. &Freyens B. P. (2013). "Measuring Global Poverty: Why PPP Methods Matter", Review of Economics and Statistics 95 (3): 813–24;
  • Freyens B.P. and Yerokhin, O. (2011). "Allocative vs. Productive Spectrum Efficiency" Telecommunications Policy, 35 (4), 291 – 300

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Areas of Research Interest

  • Labour economics: employment protection, dispute arbitration, personnel economics
  • Telecommunications economics, efficient spectrum allocation
  • Poverty measurement, quasi-markets, social capital, social policy

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • No particular theories or models

Research Methods of Interest

  • Mathematical modelling, basic econometric methods, calibration techniques