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CURRENT APPOINTMENT

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Center for Green Cities and Buildings, Since 2015

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT

  • Research Fellow, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, 2013-2015
  • Research Assistant, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014-2015

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2015
  • M.A. in Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2010
  • B.A. in Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2007

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Primary: Labor Economics, Environment Economics;
  • Secondary: International Trade, Media Economics.

RESEARCH PAPERS

  • “Media Control and Medical Expenses: Responsiveness to Water Pollution News Reports in China” (with Zhao Chen)
  • “News Reports when Pollution Occurs: the Role of Media Control in China” (with Zhao Chen and Jingbing Feng)
  • Local Labor Market Effects of Exports and Internal Migration : the Case of China (Job Market Paper)
  • “Core-Periphery Model of Urban Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Chinese City-level Data (1990-2006)” (with Zhao Chen and Ming Lu, Fudan University working paper)

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  •  “Closure of High-Polluted firms and Productivity of Neighbors: Evidences from Chinese Firms and NASA Data”
  • “Air Pollution and Labor Productivity in a Chinese Light Bulb Factory”(with Tao Chen and Richard Freeman)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Research Fellow, Harvard CGBC, China’s Air Filtration Projects, Since 2015
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Richard Freeman, NBER, China’s e-Commerce Project, 2010-2012

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor, University of Connecticut, CT
    • Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2012, Spring, Summer 2014
    • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Fall 2011, Spring, Summer 2012, Spring 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, CT
    • Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2013, Spring 2015

HONORS, FELLOWSHIP, AND GRANTS

  • CLAS Graduate Fellowship,  Univ. of Connecticut, 2014
  • Honorarium for working on “High-Skilled Migrants in China”, NBER, 2014
  • Medals for Research on Development, Global Development Network, 2012
  • Fellowship from Department of Economics, Harvard University, 2012
  • Timothy & Beverly Holt Economics Fellowship, Univ. of Connecticut, 2011-2014
  • Graduate Research and Innovation Funding, Fudan University, 2009
  • Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2008

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Northeast Universities Development Consortium Annual Conference (NEUDC), MIT, Cambridge, Nov. 2016
  • Workshop on Development, Fudan Univ., Shanghai, Oct. 2016
  • Applied Econometrics and Empirical Study Seminar, Shanghai Univ. of Finance and Economics, Oct. 2016
  • Conference on the German Labor Market in a Globalized World, ZEW, Nuremberg, Apr. 2015
  • Chinese Economist Society Annual Conference, UMich, Ann Arbor, Mar. 2015
  • China Economy Seminar, Harvard, Cambridge, Mar. 2014
  • China Meeting of Econometric Society, Xiamen Univ., Xiamen, Jun. 2014
  • Seminar on China’s Economy, NBER, Cambridge, Dec. 2013
  • Conference of China Development Studies, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., Shanghai, June 2013
  • Global Development Conference, Global Development Network, Budapest, June 2012
  • Seminar on Long-term Growth of Russia and China, Bank of Finland, Helsinki, Mar. 2009