Lily Hsueh

Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Lily Hsueh is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University. During 2022-23, she is a Visiting Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, while on sabbatical leave from ASU.

As an economist and public policy scholar, her research bridges the fields of economics, public policy, and management to investigate how the environment and the global commons are managed and the ways in which behaviors of firms and organizations are shaped by multiple forces from markets to government policies. She brings a multi-methodological approach to this agenda, combining diverse tools in order to leverage new data and empirics for causal inference and to explore causal mechanisms, including applied econometrics, quasi-experimental methods, survey-based techniques, systematic interviews, mixed methods, among others.

Outlets for her published work have included Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Governance; Journal of Regulatory Economics; Marine Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment; Journal of Environmental Management; Environmental Science & Policy; Regulation & Governance, among others.

In 2020-21, she was awarded an American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women to work on her MIT Press-contracted book, Corporations at Climate Crossroads: Multilevel Governance , Public Policy, and Global Climate Action. Read about it here.

She is a Principal Investigator or Co-PI for research that has been funded by the National Research Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.

Prior to joining ASU, she was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA. Before academia, she worked as a Senior Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where she authored the SF Fed's Beige Book and was part of the team that prepared policy briefings for the FOMC meetings.

She earned her bachelor's degree in economics (with honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree in economics (with distinctions) from University College London, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington.


Research