Christopher Li

I am an assistant professor of economics and political science at Vanderbilt University.

My primary research field is political economy.



Work in Progress:

Dynamics of Polarization: Affective Partisanship and Policy Divergence (with Daniel Diermeier) [R&R at BJPS]

Polarization and Policy Design (with Giovanni Andreottola)

Accountability in Governing Hierarchies (with Greg Sasso and Ian Turner)

Grouptalk (with Brian Libgober and Maria Titova)

Electoral Intermediaries (with Jorge Gallego and Leonard Wantchekon)

Governmental Systems and Economic Volatility in Democracies (with Chen Cheng, Giulia Venturini, and Weifeng Zhong)


Learning by Choosing: Career Concerns with Observable Actions (with T. Tony Ke and Mikhail Safronov ) AEJ Micro, forthcoming

Dynamic Policy Sabotage (with Germán Gieczewski) American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming

Indirect Accountability of Political Appointees Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2022

A Theory of Strategic Voting with Non-Instrumental Motives (with Ricardo Pique) Social Choice and Welfare, 2020

Partisan Affect and Elite Polarization (with Daniel Diermeier) American Political Science Review, 2019

Laboratories of Democracy (with Chen Cheng) AEJ Micro, 2019

Electoral Control With Behavioral Voters (with Daniel Diermeier) Journal of Politics, 2017