Xiaofei Li received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in 2015. His main areas of research interest are agricultural production, spatial analysis, and urban & regional development. He is currently working on the precision agriculture project, with a particular emphasis on using GIS data to estimate the spatially explicit optimal input applications in crop production. His other research topics include geography's long-run economic impact, spatial interaction between agriculture and urbanization, food security, and crop insurance. Xiaofei is also teaching the graduate course AEC 8143 Agricultural Production Economics.