Wanyi Li 李婉嫕

Purisma Creek, CA 2019


I am a PhD candidate at Stanford University Management Science and Engineering Department. I study operations management and am co-advised by Itai Ashlagi and Irene Lo.

I am currently based in Cambridge, MA.

My research theme is market design for environmental conservation. My current work is to design contracts for natural capital, or the so-called "Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)". Given that natural capital differs from conventional production goods, I consider how to balance the dynamics of conservation and consumption.

Apart from developing theories, I also work with NGOs based in Africa and Latin America, including One Acre Fund, the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and Cooperativa AMBIO.

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