Siyao Li

Assistant Professor

Siyao Li is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs with a focus on International Political Economy. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a M.A. in Statistics from The Wharton School. She has been a GPEP predoctoral fellow at Georgetown University's Mortara Center for International Studies. Her research focuses on the politics of foreign direct investment and trade, and business-government relations. Her book project investigates why and how foreign direct investment into weak institutional environments achieve property protection through host government institutions, especially in terms of technology assets. Her work is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of European Public Policy, and Political Science Research and Methods.

Courses Taught

  • PIA 2301 - International Political Economy
  • PIA 2474 - Contemporary China and International Political¬†Economy

    Education & Training

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Statistics, The Wharton School