Xiang Li is an assistant professor at Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany. She is also a guest researcher at the Institute of Digital Finance of Peking University and Deutsche Bundesbank.
Li received Ph.D. in Economics from Peking University in 2018. She was a part-time economist at the IMF office in China in 2017-2018 and a visiting research fellow at the University of Minnesota in 2016-2017.
Her main research fields are (i) international finance and (ii) FinTech. In particular, she is interested in the effects of capital account liberalization and cross-border capital flows on firm and bank performance. Benefiting from the access to some interesting and unique data, she also has a pipeline of work on the interaction between FinTech and monetary policy.