Yuanyuan CHEN


Labor Economics, Applied Micro-econometrics
(Ph.D., Boston College, 2005)

Office Address
012, School of Economics
111 Wuchuan Rd

Contact Information:
Telephone: +86-21-65903121
Email: yychen@mail.shufe.edu.cn;
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Research Funding
Working Papers
Currently Teaching

Yuanyuan Chen is a Professor in the School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Dr. Chen holds a PH.D from Boston College. Prior to joining in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, she worked in the research department in the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Chen serves as Director of Migration and Labor Market Research Center in the Institute of Advanced Research in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Her research areas include migrant children’s education, labor migration and income distribution. Dr. Chen’s research has been published in academic journals including Journal of Population Economics, China Economic Review, and reported in China’s popular media including Caijing Magazine, Guangming Daily and other news media.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, James J. Heckmanc, and Tim Kautz, Sensitivity of Self-Reported Non-Cognitive Skills to Survey Administration Conditions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS),first published December 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1910731117.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Yujie Han, The effect of primary school type on the high school opportunities of migrant children in China, Journal of Comparative Economics, Available online 8 November 2019.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Yujie Han, Research on Education of Migrant Children in China: A Review of the Literature, Frontiers of Economics in China, 2019, 14(2): 168–202.

Yuanyuan Chen, Zichen Deng, Liquidity Constraint Shock, Job Search and Post Match Quality—Evidence from Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China, Journal of Labor Research, 2019, 40:332–355.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, The education of migrant children in China's urban public elementary schools: Evidence from Shanghai, China Economic Review, 2019, 54, 390-402.

Yuanyuan Chen, Le Wang, Min Zhang. Informal search, bad search?: the effects of job search method on wages among rural migrants in urban China, Journal of Population Economics, May 2018.

Yuanyuan Chen, Fu Wei, Transfer of rural land contract and management rights, labor mobility and agricultural production, Management World(Chinese), 2017, 11.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Quality of Migrant Schools in China: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study in Shanghai, Journal of Population Economics, May 2017.

Feng, Shuaizhang, Chen, Yuanyuan, Jin, Jiajie, 2017. (Book): The future of cities: The Shanghai mode of the education of migrant children. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press (in Chinese).

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Access to Public Schools and the Education of Migrant Children in China, China Econmic Review, May 2013.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, School Type and Education of Migrant Children: An Empirical Study in Shanghai, China Economic Quarterly, 《经济学》季刊, July 2012.

Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Parental Education and Wages: Evidence from China, Frontier Economics of China, Nov 2011.

Research Funding
The National Science Foundation of China, 2018-2021
The Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation (Lu Jiaxian and Gao Wenying Special Foundation), 2017-2019
The National Science Foundation of China, Youth Project, 2014-2016
The Education and Science Research Fund in Shanghai, 2014-2016
The National Science Foundation of Shanghai, 2013-2016
The Shanghai Pujiang Rencai Project, 2008-2010

Working Papers
'Are migrant Schools in China catching up? Evidence from Shanghai', with Shuaizhang Feng.
'Uncoordinated Job Search and Residual Wage Inequality -An Empirical Study Based on the Urban Chinese Household Survey', with Min Zhang.
'Migration and Marriage Happiness, evidence from China',  
'Changes in the Black-White Wage Gap --- the Role of Selection Revisited'
'The Disparity of Black-White Male Wage Gaps between the CPS and PSID-- An Analysis of Sample Attrition in Panel Data'
'The Impact of Agricultural and Industrial Development on Income Inequality in Rural China'

Currently Teaching
Labor Economics (Undergraduate), International Economics (Undergraduate), Labor Economics (PhD), Directed Readings in Labor Economics (PhD), Advanced Econometrics (Graduate), Economic Statistical Software