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Lei Ji


Dr. Lei Ji is a full-time Economics Professor at Austin Community College. Before joining ACC, she held various positions as an economist/assistant professor in esteemed institutions such as OFCE-SciencesPo and SKEMA business school in France, Shanghai School of Economics and Finance in China, and as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Italy. She is passionate about reading, traveling, and, of course, teaching. She strongly believes that she learns more from her students than she teaches them.

Research Interests

Dr. Lei Ji's research interests mainly focus on globalization and economic growth.

Research Description

For the 2023 ISRL, Dr. Ji will be redesigning her current Principles of Economics course to further globalize its scope, with a focus on the economics of Eastern Asia and Africa. 


P.h.D. North Carolina State University