Weihao Li


17 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL 61820


Ph.D. Candidate in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, expected 05/2022
Dissertation: The Workplace and Populism: The Interplay between Employee Voice, Discrimination and Harassment, and the Political Extremism
MHRIR, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
BA, Economics (Highest Distinction) and Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 2014

Research Interests

Employment Relations – Employee Voice, Workplace Justice, and Discrimination
Labor Politics and Political Extremism
Comparative Political Economy of Work
Labor Market Policy in Emerging Economies
Workplace Dispute Resolution

Journal Articles

Weihao Li, Ying Chen, and J. Ryan Lamare. 2019. “The Effects of Ownership on Labor Standards in China: A Comparison of Foreign Multinationals and Indigenous Firms.” Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Manuscripts Under Review

Weihao Li, J. Ryan Lamare, and Robert Bruno. (1st Revise and Resubmit). Title Removed to Protect the Blind Review Process. Labor Studies Journal.

Conference Presentations

Weihao Li. 2020. “Not All Employee Voices Are Heard Equally: Direction, Interests, and Outcomes: Evidence from Longitudinal Korean Workplace Data.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 72nd Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference.

Weihao Li. 2019. “The Effects of Adoption of Individual Employee Grievance Procedure on Firm Operating Performance: Evidence from Korean Workplace Panel Survey.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 71st Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Weihao Li and J. Ryan Lamare. 2018. “The Effects of Organizational Shocks on Workplace Conflicts: Evidence from Employment Arbitration Outcomes.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 70th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. International Industrial Relations Association, 18th World Congress, Seoul, South Korea.

Weihao Li, Ying Chen. 2017. “Are Foreign MNCs Losing Competitiveness in China’s Labor Market? –A Comparison of Domestic Firms and Foreign MNC Subsidiaries in China.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 69th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Weihao Li. 2017. “Conflict Management System and Its Goals in Non-Union Settings.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 69th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Honors and Awards

Named to UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent with Outstanding Ratings, Fall 2019

Download CV