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.
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.Winter Term 2022
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.Fall Term 2021