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Staff Biography

[Photo: Jiaqi LI] Mr Jiaqi LI
Research Assistant - Education and Skills, Growth
Email: j.li130@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.03 W  


Jiaqi is a research assistant for Prof. Sandra McNally and Dr. Anna Valero at CEP, LSE, and for Dr. Gabriella Conti at Department of Economics, UCL. Previously, he was a research economist at National Institute of Economic and Social Research, while studying at Warwick University. During his undergraduate, he taught English in a rural primary school two days per week.

Current Areas of Research:

1. Under Sandra and Anna's supervision at CEP, investigate the dynamic between education(HE/FE/On-the-job) and firm productivity in the UK.

2.1 child development and maternal parenting. 2.2 evaluation of a home-visit early childhood randomised control tril in the US.


  • MSc Economics (Distinction), 2018, Warwick University
  • MSc Quantitative Research Methods (Merit), 2017, UCL
  • BSc Economics (First class), 2016, Lanzhou University
  • BSc Economics (Visiting), 2016, Torino University


  • Nominated Best Dissertation of the Year (UCL, 2017)
  • Distinctive Undergraduate (Ministry of Education Scholarship, China, 2015)
  • National First Prize (senior high school, 2009); Distinctive Award (junior high school, 2006)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • UCL - Research Assistant