Dr. Li has experience applying economic and statistical tools to analyze complex antitrust issues, with a particular focus on evaluating the competitive effects of mergers.

She has supported experts in antitrust and competition cases across different industries, specializing in healthcare-related matters. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Li was a Senior Economist at a Washington, DC-based economic consulting firm. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she taught undergraduate courses in game theory. 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



Personal Interests

Zening appreciates all forms of good storytelling – films, literature, theater, music, etc.