Junjian Yi
Research Fellow

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Yi Junjian Yi is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at National University of Singapore since July, 2014. He was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in 2011-2014. He obtained his Masters degree in Economics from Zhejiang University in 2005. In 2007, Dr. Yi received his M.Phil. degree in Economics. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. in Economics. Both degrees were completed in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yi’s fields of interest include Labor and Demographic Economics, Economic Development, Economics on Human Capital, and the Chinese Economy. In particular, he has been focusing on three major questions over the past few years. (1) How does the intra-household resource allocation affect children's human capital and preference formation? (2) What are the causes and consequences of the demographic transition in China and East Asia? (3) How to understand the Chinese economic transition from a human capital perspective? His recent research papers have appeared in economics and demography journals, such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Demography, and Economic Inquiry.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10528  Wenchao Li
Changcheng Song
Shu Xu
Junjian Yi
Household Portfolio Choice, Reference Dependence, and the Marriage Market
10519  Soo Hong Chew
Junjian Yi
Junsen Zhang
Songfa Zhong
Risk Aversion and Son Preference: Experimental Evidence from Chinese Twin Parents
(forthcoming in: Management Science, 2017)
9342  Hongbin Li
Junjian Yi
Junsen Zhang
Fertility, Household Structure, and Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China
9214  Wenchao Li
Junjian Yi
The Competitive Earning Incentive for Sons: Evidence from Migration in China
8711  Junjian Yi
James J. Heckman
Junsen Zhang
Gabriella Conti
Early Health Shocks, Intrahousehold Resource Allocation, and Child Outcomes
(published in: Economic Journal, 2015, 124 (588), F347–F371)
7293  Yoram Weiss
Junjian Yi
Junsen Zhang
Hypergamy, Cross-Boundary Marriages, and Family Behavior
(revised version available here; forthcoming in: International Economic Review, 2017)
6550  James J. Heckman
Junjian Yi
Human Capital, Economic Growth, and Inequality in China
(published in: S. Fan, R. Kanbur, S. Wei, and X. Zhang (eds)., The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China on Human Capital, Oxford: OUP, 2014)
5149  Hongbin Li
Junjian Yi
Junsen Zhang
Estimating the Effect of the One-Child Policy on Sex Ratio Imbalance in China: Identification Based on the Difference-in-Differences
(published in: Demography, 2011, 48 (4), 1535-1557)
3214  Lena Edlund
Hongbin Li
Junjian Yi
Junsen Zhang
Sex Ratios and Crime: Evidence from China’s One-Child Policy
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95(5), 1520-1534. )