Welcome to my homepage! I am a doctoral candidate in economics at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Johns hopkins, I received an M.A. in Economics from China Center for Economic Research (now National School of Development) at Peking University in 2016 and a B.A. in Economics from Nankai University in 2012. I have research interests in Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, and Political Economy. I will be available for interviews for the 2023-2024 job market.
Ph.D. in Economics, 2018 - 2024 (Expected)
Johns Hopkins University
M.A. in Economics, 2013 - 2016
China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University
B.A. in Economics, 2008 - 2012
In this paper, I build a structural model of location choices and marriage market matching under an imperfectly transferable utility framework. I emphasize that both the labor and marriage markets are local. With this model, we can open the black box of intra-household decisions and better understand the gender welfare gap beyond the gender wage gap. I find that the marriage market reduces the dispersion of the spatial distribution of highly skilled workers and can increase some workers’ responsiveness to local wage shocks. Counterfactual analyses show that childcare subsidy financed by the labor income tax encourages people to move to locations that pay higher for their skills, increases marriage rate and labor supply. Childcare subsidy increases aggregate social welfare, decreases welfare gap by gender, but increases welfare gap by education.
TA: Spring 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2020
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TA: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015