PUBLICATIONS

Elite Schools and Opting-In: Effects of College Selectivity on Career and Marriage Outcomes (with Elliott Isaac and Amalia Miller). Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.

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Testing for Asymmetric Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination (with Andrea Moro and Beibei Zhu). Applied Economics 53: 1361-1377 (2021) .

Social Distancing, Labor Market Outcomes, and Job Characteristics in the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Yu Zhou). Frontiers of Economics in China 15: 478-520 (2020).

Robots, Computers, and the Gender Wage Gap (with Yu Zhou). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 178: 194-222 (2020).

Transformations in China's Internal Labor Migration and Hukou System (with Mark Colas). Journal of Labor Research 40: 296-331 (2019).

Social Norms and Female Labor Force Participation in Urban China (with Xi Chen). Journal of Comparative Economics 46: 966-987 (2018).

Population Policies, Demographic Structural Changes, and the Chinese Household Saving Puzzle (with Dennis T. Yang and Junsen Zhang). European Economic Review 101: 181-209 (2018).

Job Market Signaling and Returns to Education (with Hans Haller). Southern Economic Journal 84: 734-741 (2018).

Changes in China's Wage Structure (with Dennis T. Yang), Journal of the European Economic Association 12: 300-336 (2014).

Estimating the Return to Schooling: Implications from a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model, Labour Economics 20: 92-105 (2013).

Accounting for the Gender Gap in College Attainment (with Fang Yang), Economic Inquiry 51: 478-499 (2013).

Women’s College Decisions: How Much Does Marriage Matter? Online Appendix, Journal of Labor Economics 29: 773-818 (2011).

Labor Market Developments in China: A Neoclassical View (with Dennis T. Yang), China Economic Review 22: 611-625 (2011).

Job and Wage Mobility with Minimum Wages and Imperfect Compliance (with Zvi Eckstein and Barbara Petrongolo), Journal of Applied Econometrics 26: 580-612 (2011).

 

WORKING PAPERS

Reaping What You Sow: Historical Rice Farming and Contemporary Cooperative Behavior in China (with Quqiong He and Sudipta Sarangi).

Youth Reeducated: The Economic Preference Impacts of China's Send-Down Movement (with Sheryl Ball, Alec Smith, Wei Wang and Xiaomeng Zhang).

Unobserved Worker Quality and Inter-Industry Wage Differentials (with Joao Macieira).

 

NEWS

"Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Whole-body Exoskeletons for Advanced Vocational Enhancement (WEAVE)" project funded by the National Science Foundation.