Wanyi Li 李婉嫕

Purisma Creek, CA 2019


I work on market design for environmental sustainability. I have a PhD in operations management from Stanford University Management Science and Engineering Department (co-advised by Itai Ashlagi and Irene Lo). My training is in operations research and economics.

I am currently based in Cambridge, MA.

My expertise is in designing contracts and markets for natural capital. Given that natural capital differs from conventional production goods, I consider how to balance the dynamics of conservation and consumption. My experience ranges from advising NGOs on carbon credit programs with smallholder farmers in Africa, to designing better contracts for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs. My main interest lies at the intersection of environmental sustainability and international development.

If your organization is looking for a market designer (think of me as an economic engineer who designs the rules to make markets functional), feel free to get in touch via email (see below) or my LinkedIn. I do pro bono work for non-profits.

Industry, Public, Non-Profit Experience



Awards & Honors

Academic Service & Teaching

About me

To see a list of places on earth I have been, check out here!

Contact me

You can email me at "first name" + "last name" AT stanford DOT edu.

Here is my LinkedIn.