Dennis T. Yang
Research Fellow

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Yang Dennis Tao Yang is Professor of Business Administration at Darden School of Business of University of Virginia (UVA). Prior to joining UVA in 2012, he served on the economics faculty at Duke University, Virginia Tech, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A native of China, he obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Yang’s research focuses primarily on issues in human resources, development and growth, economics of transition, and the Chinese economy. His work has covered a wide range of topics including: household behavior, education, agriculture and long-term growth, analysis of famines in centrally planned economies, China’s population policies, wage growth, trade and labor markets, savings and income distribution. Professor Yang has published in the leading economics journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Journal of Development Economics. He is also the co-editor of three books on economic reforms in China, the president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, and has served on the Editorial Boards of China Economic Review, Comparative Economic Studies, Journal of Demographic Economics and Pacific Economic Review.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2010.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10924  Liugang Sheng
Dennis T. Yang
Offshoring and Wage Inequality: Theory and Evidence from China
7611  Liugang Sheng
Dennis T. Yang
Expanding Export Variety: The Role of Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries
7223  Guonan Ma
Dennis T. Yang
China's High Saving Puzzle
(published in: Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shnag-Yin Wei and Xiaobo Zhang (eds): Oxford Companion to the Economics of China, 2014, 190-193)
7026  Suqin Ge
Dennis T. Yang
Junsen Zhang
Population Policies, Demographic Structural Changes, and the Chinese Household Saving Puzzle
6964  Dennis T. Yang
Aggregate Savings and External Imbalances in China
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, 26 (4), 125–146.)
6492  Suqin Ge
Dennis T. Yang
Changes in China's Wage Structure
(published in: Journal of European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (2), 300-336)
6054  Liugang Sheng
Dennis T. Yang
Speeding Up the Product Cycle: The Role of Host Country Reforms
5465  Dennis T. Yang
Junsen Zhang
Shaojie Zhou
Why Are Saving Rates So High in China?
(published in: Joseph Fan and Randall Morck (eds.), 2012, Capitalizing China. University of Chicago Press, 249-282)
5377  Suqin Ge
Dennis T. Yang
Labor Market Developments in China: A Neoclassical View
(published in: China Economic Review, 2011, 22 (4), 611-625)
5239  Dennis T. Yang
Xiaodong Zhu
Modernization of Agriculture and Long-Term Growth
(published in: Journal of Monetary Economics, 2013, 60 (3), 367–382)
5008  Dennis T. Yang
Vivian Chen
Ryan Monarch
Rising Wages: Has China Lost Its Global Labor Advantage?
(published in: Pacific Economic Review, 2010, 15 (4), 482-504)