Dr. LI Tao 李桃

Tao LI is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau. He obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Statistics from Harvard University, as well as B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University. Dr. Li's research focuses on formal theory, as well as on Chinese public policy and political economy, especially education and labor policy, bureaucracy, and party politics.


  • Li, Tao, and Kun Mo. "From connection to collusion: How college admissions bow to powerful alumni in China." Governance (2020).
  • Han, Li, and Tao Li. "Marketing Communist Party membership in China." Public Choice (2020): 1-28.
  • Li, Tao. 2020. Declining Legislative Dissent in China: Evidence from National and Provincial Party Congress Elections, Journal of East Asian Studies
  • Li, Tao. 2019. How Bureaucratic Power Structure Affects Personnel Structure: Evidence from Europe. Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 66, Issue 2. Pages 83-95. DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2017.1315309
  • Li, Sheng, Tao Li and Jia Wang, 2017. Tourism and externalities in an urban context: Theoretical model and empirical evidence. Cities, Volume 70, Pages 40-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.06.012
  • Han, Li, Tao Li and Yaohui Zhao, 2015. How Status Inheritance Rules Affect Marital Sorting: Theory and Evidence from Urban China. The Economic Journal, 125:589, pages 1850-1887. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12283
  • "Encouraging Classroom Peer Interactions: Evidence from Chinese Migrant Schools" (with Li Han, Linxiu Zhang, and Scott Rozelle), Journal of Public Economics 111 (2014), 29-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2013.12.014
  • "Expert Advising under Checks and Balances", Social Choice and Welfare 42:2 (2014), 477-502. DOI: 10.1007/s00355-013-0737-z
  • “What Determines Employment Opportunity for College Graduates in China after Higher Education Reform?” (with Juyan Zhan), China Economic Review 21:1 (2010), 38-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2009.10.001
  • “The Gender Difference of Peer Influence in Higher Education” (with Li Han), Economics of Education Review 28:1 (2009), 129-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2007.12.002
  • "The Messenger Game: Strategic Information Transmission through Legislative Committees", Journal of Theoretical Politics 19:4 (2007), 489-501. DOI: 10.1177%2F09516298070190040501