Manager, Country Analysis Unit
Analyst – Greater China, ASEAN
Cindy Li is the manager of the Country Analysis Unit within the Supervision + Credit (S+C) Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In that capacity, she oversees analysis of Asian financial sectors and Asian banks that operate in the United States. In addition, she monitors banking, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia, with a special focus on Greater China and the ASEAN region. Her research interests include financial regulation, financial vulnerability, and economic development.
Ms. Li has written extensively on the Chinese economy and financial markets. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at academic and regulator conferences. Prior to joining the FRBSF, she was a senior economist at the Milken Institute, where she led many research projects on global capital market trends, financial regulations, and the Chinese economy.
Ms. Li received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside, with research focused on informal finance and economic development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Peking University in China. She also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).