Wendy Li

Wendy C.Y. Li is the Executive Director of the Moon Economics Institute. She has been
attending IARIW conferences since 2012 and organizing numerous sessions for each IARIW
General Conference. She currently serves as an Expert Advisory Board Member for a European
Commission project on Economic Values of Data Flows. She is also the Conference Chair for
the ASSA@SGE of the Society of Government Economists in the U.S. Her current research
focuses on online platforms, the value of data, markets for data, cross-border data flow, and
digital trade. Her areas of general interest are intangible capital, depreciation of intangible
capital, innovation, and globalization. She is recognized by OECD’s Directorate for Science,
Technology and Innovation as one of the world’s leading experts in the areas of valuation of data
and online platforms. She is also recognized by WTO as one of the world’s leading technical
experts on data flows and trade. Her research has been presented at international institutions,
including the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the International Monetary Fund, the
OECD, and the WTO. She served as a member of the Advisory Group of Valuing Data project
conducted by the University of Cambridge and the Open Data Institute in 2019-2020. She was a
research economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce from September 2008 to July 2021,
when she also served as a liaison for the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics
Profession of the American Economic Association during 2019-2021. She received a B.A. in
Economics from National Taiwan University, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the
National Chengchi University, a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford
University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.