College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 Cheng  Li, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Miami, Economics
  • M.A., University of Miami, Economics
  • B.A., Wuhan University, Economics

Recent Publications

  • "A model of Bayesian persuasion with transfers", Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 161, p 93-95.
  • "Government Spending and Economic Growth in the OECD Countries", with Michael Connolly, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2016, vol. 19, no. 4, p 386-395.
  • "Profiling, screening, and criminal recruitment", with Christopher Cotton, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2015, vol. 17, no. 6, p 964–985.
  • "Which explanations for gender differences in competition are consistent with a simple theoretical model?", with Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre, and Joseph Price, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2015, vol. 59, p 56-67.
  • "Deterrence effects under Twombly: On the costs of increasing pleading standards in litigation", with Sergio Campos and Christopher Cotton, International Review of Law and Economics, 2015, vol. 44, p 61-71.

Recent Presentations

  • "Transparency in Sequential Persuasion", with Christopher Cotton, 2017 Public Choice Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2017.
  • "Clueless Politicians", with Christopher Cotton, The 27th International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook, NY, 2016.
  • "Clueless Politicians", with Christopher Cotton, The 85th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, 2015.