BE, MA Tsinghua, MS, PhD Virginia Tech
Wanxin Li's research has been focused on environmental governance for sustainable development in China. Environmental governance is defined as government agencies, the business community, civil society, and transnational organizations who work through formal and informal institutions to manage and conserve environmental and natural resources, control pollution, and resolve environmental conflicts. More specifically, she engages in intellectual inquiries along the following four topics: (1) policy design and innovation, (2) institutional capacity of government agencies and policy outcomes, (3) health and subjective well-being, and (4) individual environmental attitudes and behaviors and social learning. Her research output appears in tier one academic journals such as Nature, Land Use Policy, Science of the Total Environment, Sustainability Science, Habitat International, The China Quarterly, Administration and Society, Children and Youth Services Review and Child Indicators Research.
In addition to the research community, her work also speaks directly to policy-makers. Single authored the OECD 2009 report entitled "Eco-innovation policies in the People's Republic of China". Being invited to speak at forums such as the Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing, the OECD International Conference on Environmental Compliance Assurance in Paris, the Trade and Environment Session of the WTO 2011 Public Forum in Geneva, and others.
Besides classroom teaching and academic research, she is a strong believer of experiential learning. So she is active in guiding students toward service learning, interacting with practitioners and engaging in policy consultancy.
CityU webpage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/stfprofile/wanxin.li.htm
ResearchGate webpage: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wanxin_Li_liwanxin