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Yuanyuan Chen


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

Office Address
322, Institute for Advanced Research
111 Wuchuan Rd

Contact Information:
Telephone: +86-21-65903121
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Research Funding
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.

  1. Yuanyuan Chen、Jing Zhang、Yahong Zhou:Industrial Robots and Spatial Allocation of Labor, Economic Research Journal (in Chinese), 2022,No 1,172-188.

  2. Yuanyuan Chen, Caiting Dong, Binyan Zhu, Peer Effects Between Migrant and Local Children: Who Dominates? , China Economic Quarterly, 2021, 21(2): 511-532.

  3. Yuanyuan Chen, Quanlin Liu, Kun Wu, Tuition Fees for Higher Education and Intergenerational Mobility in China, Frontiers of Economics in China, 2020, 15(3): 397–433.

  4. 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, Volume 48, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages 325-338.

  5. Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, James J. Heckman, 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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, 2018, 31 (3), 837-876.

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

  11. Yuanyuan Chen, Shuaizhang Feng, Quality of Migrant Schools in China: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study in Shanghai, Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30, pages1007–1034.

  12. 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).

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

  14. 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.

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

Research Funding
  1. The National Science Foundation of China, 2023-2026

  2. The National Science Foundation of China, 2018-2021

  3. The Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation (Lu Jiaxian and Gao Wenying Special Foundation), 2017-2019

  4. The National Science Foundation of China, Youth Project, 2014-2016

  5. The Education and Science Research Fund in Shanghai, 2014-2016

  6. The National Science Foundation of Shanghai, 2013-2016

  7. The Shanghai Pujiang Rencai Project, 2008-2010

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