Li Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
(780) 492-4133
9-9 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



Li Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. She received her Ph.D. in economics from University of California at San Diego, her M.A. in economics from University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, and her B.A. in public finance from Renmin University of China.


Li Zhou specializes in international trade, behavioral economics, and urban economics. Her research has addressed how the hold-up problem affects inner-city commercial development in the US, how foreign students in Australian universities affect the enrollment of native born, and how reference-dependent preferences affect professional sports industry and local governments. 


ECON 323 - International Economics

A survey of the principles of international economics and the applications to economic policy. Topics include international trade in goods and financial assets, trade policy and exchange rate determination. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 281. Note: Not open to students with credit in or enrolled in ECON 421 or 422.

ECON 384 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II

Designed for majors and Honors students in Economics. Extensions and applications of microeconomic theory: intertemporal choice, risk, uncertainty and expected utility; oligopoly and game theory; externalities, public goods, adverse selection, moral hazard, and asymmetric information; general equilibrium. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281 and 299 or equivalent, and MATH 156 or equivalent.

ECON 421 - International Trade

Nature and relevance of international trade; early trade doctrines; the theory of comparative advantage, classical and modern approaches and empirical evidence for them; new approaches to the pure theory of international trade; economic growth and international trade; market imperfections and trade; commercial policy; economic integration and the gains from trade. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281 and ECON 386 or equivalent.

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