Li Yang is a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and a research fellow at the World Inequality Lab (WIL) at Paris School of Economics. Previously, he was a researcher in the World Bank DEC research group in Washington D.C. from 2013 to 2017, a Marie Curie research fellow at Paris School of Economics from 2018 to 2020, and a Stone research fellow at INSEAD from 2020 to 2021. He was also the coordinator for East and South Asia at the World Inequality Lab from 2018 to 2021. His main research interests pertain to income and wealth inequality, economic history and political economy. His research output has been published in scientific journals such as American Economic Review, China Economic Review and the British Journal of Sociology. He was awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship from European Commission in 2018 and a research grant from the World Bank DEC research group for individual research in 2014.