Dr. Li has extensive experience applying economic principles and statistical tools to analyze complex antitrust issues related to horizontal and vertical mergers, market monopolization, and price fixing.

She specializes in the analysis of market definition, market power, and the competitive effects of consolidation and single-firm conduct. Dr. Li has led teams to execute a broad range of empirical methods in antitrust matters across different industries, including healthcare, technology, telecommunications, and consumer goods. She has also worked with class plaintiffs, private companies, and government agencies – including the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general – in multiple high-profile cases, and has supported economic experts through all stages of regulatory review and litigation.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Li was a Senior Economist at a Washington, DC-based economic consulting firm. She previously taught an undergraduate course in game theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her PhD. Her doctoral research focused on consumer search behavior and lenders’ pricing and entry strategies in the US mortgage industry.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD in Economics

Nankai University
BS in Mathematics; BA in Economics