Li Feng (Li.Feng@txstate.edu) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Economics at Texas State University. She is a Nonresident Fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She is also an Adjunct Economist with the RAND Corporation and an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. Her research interests include economics of education, labor economics, and health economics.
Specifically, her work examines education policy issues related to teachers such as the impact of loan forgiveness on teacher retention, the relationship between teacher quality (value-added) and student outcomes, the nexus of school accountability and teacher labor market, the connection between classroom characteristics and teacher mobility, and the role of Collective Bargaining Agreements in the distribution of teachers across schools. She has published widely in both economics and education journals such as the Journal of Urban Economics, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Finance and Policy, and Economics of Education Review. Her research has received grant funding from the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation. She received a B.A. in International Economic Cooperation from Xi’an Foreign Language University in China, an Ed.S. degree in International Development Education and a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University.