Yunxiong Li

Assistant Professor


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Yunxiong (George) Li is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University. He earned a PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2021. His research interests include foreign direct investment, international development, natural resource management and technological innovation. His work has been published in the journals such as Geographical Science, Urban Development Research, and Singapore Economic Review. He is the winner of the 2022 Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business, UK.


Foreign direct investment, International development, Natural resource management, Technological innovation


2022.12– Present, Assistant Professor, Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University

2021.12-2022.12, Research Assistant, Geography Department, LSE


2021, PhD (Economic Geography), London School of Economics

2017, Mater (Urban and Regional Planning), Peking University

2014, B.A. (Geography Science), Beijing Normal University



  • Shi, J*., Hu, X., Li, Y., & Feng, T. (2021). Does the belt and road initiative reshape China’s outward foreign direct investment in ASEAN? Shifting motives of state-owned and private-owned enterprises. The Singapore Economic Review, 66(1), pp. 161–183

  • He, C., Zhu, S*., Hu, X., & Li, Y. (2019). Proximity matters: Inter-regional knowledge spillovers and regional industrial diversification in China. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 110(2), 173-190.


  • Li Yunxiong, Ren Yonghuan, He Canfei*. A Study on the Correlation between the Entry and Exit of Regional Enterprises in China. Progress in Geographical Sciences,2016,35(03):349-357.

  • He Canfei*, Ren Yonghuan, Li Yunxiong. Research on the cross-border effect of product structure evolution——Based on the empirical analysis of export products in Chinese prefecture-level cities [J]. Geographical Science, 2016,36(11):1605-1613.

  • Li Yunxiong, Zhou Yi, Ren Yonghuan, He Canfei*, Yang Fan.Industrial Upgrading and Space Replacement in Old Urban Industrial Areas——A Case Study of Liangtian Industrial Park, Baiyun District, Guangzhou . Urban Development Research, 2015,22(09):102- 108.

  • Li Yunxiong, Dai Teqi*, Zhang Yuhan, Zhong Yuezhi, Wu Xiaofang. Research on the influence of Beijing Metro Line 13 on passenger time accessibility[J]. Railway Transportation and Economy,2013,35(10):42-47.

  • 2022.02- Reviewer of Journal of Economic Geography (JEG)

  • 2022, Best Dissertation Award, Academy International Business, UK

  • 2018-2021, Full PhD scholarship, Chinese Scholarship Council