Education

  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2007-2012
    • Thesis title: “Gradualism in Coordination and Trust Building”
References:
Bloomberg Professor of Economics         Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management     
Department of Economics                        J. F. Kennedy School of Government       
Harvard University                                    Harvard University

chetty@fas.harvard.edu                           Brigitte_Madrian@harvard.edu 

Erzo F.P. Luttmer                                     Iris Bohnet
Professor of Economics                           Professor of Public Policy
Department of Economics                        J. F. Kennedy School of Government
Dartmouth College                                   Harvard University

Erzo.FP.Luttmer@Dartmouth.edu            iris_bohnet@harvard.edu

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
Department of Economics
Harvard University

aalesina@harvard.edu 

  • M.Phil., Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007
  • M.E., Information and Communication Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002-2005
  • B.E., Communication Engineering, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, 1998-2002

Employment

  • 2012-                     Assistant Professor, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance,RUC 
  • 2008-2009            Research Assistant (part-time), for Prof Lily L. Tsai, MIT Political Science
  • 2008 Summer       Short Term Consultant, World Bank Group    
  • 2006 Summer       Research Assistant, for Prof Hongbin Li, CUHK

Research Fields

  • Public Economics, Experimental & Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics
  • Development Economics, Political Economy

Current Research

  • Pro-social behavior (public goods, cooperation, coordination, trust), team incentives 
  • Life Quality, Subjective well-being (e.g., happiness, life satisfaction, mental well-being, mental health) 
  • Social preferences (e.g., altruism, reciprocity, inequity/equity aversion, social status) 
  • Economic and political psychology/attitudes (e.g., inequality, fairness, redistribution), public opinion, media
  • Income distribution, inequality, charity and redistribution