Yue Li is an economist in World Bank’s South Asia region. She recently co-authored the 2013 World Development Report on Jobs, as the focal person on productivity issues throughout the report. She also worked on the country teams of Tanzania and Ethiopia, taking the lead on studies examining services sector development and supply chains. Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, Li worked as a consultant for the East Asia and Pacific region of the Bank and as an intern in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her research interests and publications focus on foreign direct investment and trade, and investment climate analyses to pinpoint constraints for firm growth and job creation. She holds a doctorate in economics from Rutgers University, master's degrees in economics and political science from Syracuse University, and a bachelor's degree from Peking University, China.