Fan Li

Fan Li
Huazhong Agricultural University | HZAU · College of Economics and Management

PhD in Development Economics

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Introduction
Fan Li is currently working as an associate professor at the College of Economics and Management at Huazhong Agricultural University. Previously, he worked as a postdoc in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University and Research.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - March 2022
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • Postdoc
Education
September 2012 - June 2017
KU Leuve
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (20)
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Using panel data for the years 2013, 2015, and 2017 collected through field surveys in eight counties in the North China Plain, we examine the relationship between smallholdersÕ land rental behavior and their (agricultural) incomes with a particular focus on the heterogeneous specialization among smallholders. We find that farming-specialized house...
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The rapidly increasing availability of agricultural machinery services in rural China may promote development in the farmland rental market, but it can also hamper it. This study provides a theoretical and empirical examination of how and to what extent agricultural machinery services affect the participation of smallholders in farmland rental mark...
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Whether promoting cash crop production can increase household welfare has long been the focus of the food policy debate. This study first investigated the determinants of household behavior in commercial pulse farming. It then examined how households' commercial pulse production improves their economic welfare. We used a dataset of 848 households c...
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Purpose – Soil nutrient management and fertilizer use by farmers are important for sustainable grain production. The authors examined the effect of an experimental agricultural extension program, the science and technology backyard, in promoting sustainable soil nutrient management in the North China Plain (NCP). The science and technology backyard...
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Internal motivation is a crucial factor determining an individual's behaviour, particularly relevant to smallholders' adoption of pro-environmental agricultural practices. However, there has been limited evidence about smallholders' behavioural intention formation, specifically focusing on pro-environmental agricultural practices. Using large-scale...
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This paper documents the structure and operations of student governments in contemporary Chinese higher education and their effect on college students’ political trust and party membership. We first investigate the structure and power distribution within student governments in Chinese universities, specifically focusing on the autonomy of student g...
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China has faced severe challenges from the tight balance of food security and the pollution caused by the excessive use of agricultural fertilizers. How to optimize the fertilizer uses to ensure national food security and agricultural environmental sustainability has become a great concern. The purpose of this paper is to explore ways to optimize t...
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p>Crop and livestock production are essential to maintain food security. In China, crop and livestock production were integrated in the past. Today, small backyard systems are still integrated but the larger livestock farms are landless and largely geographically separated from crop production systems. As a result, there is less recycling of animal...
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Improving manure management is essential to actualise a more circular economy in agro-ecosystems. However, the drivers of and barriers to improving manure management and recycling are not well understood. We report farmers' perceptions of manure management techniques on dairy and poultry farms, with a focus on anaerobic digestion, solideliquid sepa...
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Purpose This study examines the heterogeneous correlations between rural farmers' land renting behavior and their grain production when they experienced a significant price decline. Design/methodology/approach We used well-timed panel data obtained from a two-round survey held in 2013 and 2017 among 621 households in the North China Plain. The emp...
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This study investigates the effects of smallholders’ personality traits on their land rental market decisions. We develop a conceptual framework and show that these internal factors could affect smallholders’ land rental market participation beyond institutional and socio-demographic factors. Our empirical analysis is based on a survey of 2119 rura...
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The dilemma between preserving farmland and urbanization has attracted many policymakers' attention. One sound solution that has been practiced in several developed countries is the "transfer of development rights" (TDR). This study examines a specific TDR program in China-the Chongqing Land Quotas Trading program. We use a synthetic control method...
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The goal of this paper is to describe and analyze the relationship between ability tracking and student social trust, in the context of low-income students in developing countries. Drawing on the results from a longitudinal study among 1,436 low-income students across 132 schools in rural China, we found a significant lack of interpersonal trust an...
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Although China has a long history of alcohol production and consumption, only recently has China’s alcohol industry become an important international player. This is particularly true with regard to beer. China’s beer market has grown fast. After years of watching mass-produced light lagers saturate China’s market, craft brewers have begun catering...
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The goal of this study is to examine the effect of student loans and need-based grants on financially disadvantaged student academic performance in China's higher education. We used a large sampled data from 101 universities to conduct our study. By employing different matching methods, we found that receiving a student loan did not improve student...
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The goal of this study is to examine whether promising a conditional cash transfer (conditional on matriculation) at the start of junior high school increases the rate at which disadvantaged students matriculate into high school. Based on a randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 1418 disadvantaged (economically poor) students in rural China, w...
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The goal of this paper is to describe and analyze the relationship between ability tracking and student social capital, in the context of poor students in developing countries. Drawing on the results from a longitudinal study among 1,436 poor students across 132 schools in rural China, a significant lack of interpersonal trust is found and confiden...
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The goal of this study is to examine whether promising a conditional cash transfer (conditional on matriculation) at the start of junior high school increases the rate at which disadvantaged students matriculate into high school. Based on a randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 1418 disadvantaged (economically poor) students in rural China, w...

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The aim of the project is to carry out interdiscipilinary research on the land, water and food nexus in China, to formulate coherent recommendations for adequate and safe food provision based on sustainable resource management, and to develop innovative methodologies that can be applied for examining similar problems in other parts of the world. It builds on existing long-term relationships of research groups in Wageningen with Nanjing Agricultural University (Development Economics Group, since more than 20 years), Tsinghua University, Beijing (Environmental Policy Group), China Agricultural University, Beijing (Soil Quality Group), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang (Water Systems and Global Change Group).