Behavioral economist Sherry Li receives named professorship at Arkansas

The University of Arkansas has awarded behavioral economist Sherry Li a Lewis E. Epley Jr. professorship.

Li has been a professor at Arkansas‘ Sam M. Walton College of Business since 2018, and is also a director of the school’s behavioral lab.

She received the named professorship following the departure of economist Gary Ferrier, who retired this summer.

Prior to joining Arkansas, Li served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan, and her research focuses on behavioral, experimental, public, labor and development economics.

Commenting on Li’s appointment, Walton College Interim Dean Brent Williams said: “This esteemed professorship, one of our highest academic honors, will help to enhance and strengthen professor Li’s scholarly pursuits and impact on the field of economics. I am proud to recognize her with this honor.”