Xia Li

Research Fellow, GCI

Master’s of Public Administration, International Finance and Policy, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Peking University
Bachelor of Science, Peking University

Xia Li is a Ph.D. candidate in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University. She is also a research fellow with the Global China Initiative of the Global Development Policy Center. She specializes in corporate sustainability, climate change, and innovation. Her dissertation examines firms’ strategic responses to physical climate risks.

Before joining the GDP Center, Xia worked at ERM and Aon in Hong Kong. Her past research and industry experience spans risk management, climate change mitigation, renewable energy, and project finance, and draws on project experience in China, Singapore, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. She completed her MPA degree in International Finance and Policy at Columbia University and Bachelor’s degrees (BA, BS) at Peking University.

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