Lihua Lei

Assistant Professor, Economics

Lihua Lei

Assistant Professor of Economics

Assistant Professor of Statistics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
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Research Statement

Lihua Lei mainly works at the intersection of econometrics and statistics. A large portion of his research focuses on empowering statistical reasoning with machine learning and augmenting machine learning with statistical reasoning. The central theme is preserving the statistical rigor of confirmatory analysis without compromising the freewheeling nature of exploratory analysis.

Research Interests

  • Econometrics and Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Causal Inference
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Large-Scale Inference
  • Networks

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2019
  • BS in Mathematics and Statistics, Peking University, 2014
  • BA in Economics, Peking University, 2011–2014

Awards and Honors

  • Rising Star in Data Science, University of Chicago, 2021
  • Eric Lehmann Citation (Annual Dissertation Award), University of California, Berkeley, 2019
  • Citadel Fellowship, 2017–2018


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Working Papers