Mingliang Li


Mingliang Li.

Mingliang Li


Mingliang Li


PhD Student Placement Officer
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Econometrics; Economics of education; Labor economics; Applied microeconomics

Contact Information

439 Fronczak Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1520

Phone: (716) 645-8684



Professor Mingliang Li, PhD, has been an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 2009 and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the same university between 2003 and 2009. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California-Irvine in 2003. Prof. Li's research focuses on the areas of econometrics and applied econometrics. He has been publishing in journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Econometric Reviews, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Advances in Econometrics, The Oxford Handbook of Bayesian Econometrics, Economics of Education Review and Journal of Economic Surveys.


  • PhD, University of California-Irvine, 2003
  • BA, Fudan University, 1997

Selected Publications

  • “Is There “White Flight” into Private Schools? New Evidence from High School and Beyond.” Economics of Education Review, forthcoming
  • “Bayesian Analysis of Treatment Effects in an Ordered Potential Outcomes Model” (with J. L. Tobias). Advances in Econometrics, Volume 21: Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics (D. L. Millimet, J. A. Smith and E.
    Vytlacil, eds.), 57-91, 2008.
  • “Bayesian Proportional Hazard Analysis of the Timing of High School Dropout Decisions.” Econometric Reviews, 26(5), 529-556, 2007.
  • “Bayesian Analysis of Structural Effects in an Ordered Equation System” (with J. L. Tobias). Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 10(4), 2006.
  • “Calculus Attainment and Grades Received in Intermediate Economic Theory” (with J. L. Tobias). Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(6), 2006.
  • “High School Completion and Future Youth Unemployment: New Evidence from High School and Beyond.” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(1), 23-53, 2006.
  • ” Bayesian Modeling of School Effects Using Hierarchical Models with Smoothing Priors” (with J. L. Tobias). Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 9(3), 2005.
  • “Do Dropouts Suffer from Dropping Out? Estimation and Prediction of Outcome Gains in Generalized Selection Models” (with D. J. Poirier and J. L. Tobias). Journal of Applied Econometrics, 19(2), 203-225, 2004.
  • “Returns to Schooling and Bayesian Model Averaging: A Union of Two Literatures” (with J. L. Tobias). Journal of Economic Surveys, 18(2), 153-180, 2004.
  • “A Finite-Sample Hierarchical Analysis of Wage Variation Across Public High Schools: Evidence from the NLSY and High School and Beyond” (with J. L. Tobias). Journal of Applied Econometrics, 18(3), 315-336, 2003.
  • “A Model-Combined Estimator of Elasticity of Scale.” Applied Economics Letters, 10(2), 119-122, 2003.
  • “A Semiparametric Investigation of the School Quality-Earnings Relationship” (with J. L. Tobias). Applied Economics Letters, 10(1), 43-45, 2003.