Shengwu Li

Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

I study economic theory and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on the design of market institutions.

What's new?

I gave a presentation on credible auctions at the Simons Institute, which was recorded on video.

Credible Auctions: A Trilemma is now conditionally accepted at Econometrica.

Thickness and Information in Dynamic Matching Markets is accepted at the Journal of Political Economy.

Working Papers

Credible Auctions: A Trilemma (with Mohammad Akbarpour)


Thickness and Information in Dynamic Matching Markets (with Mohammad Akbarpour and Shayan Oveis-Gharan)

Context-Dependent Choice as Explained by Foraging Theory (with Ning Yu)

Belief Updating and the Demand for Information (with Sandro Ambuehl)

Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Obvious Ex Post Equilibrium

  • Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Review, 2017

Ethics and Market Design