Education

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

chetty@stanford.edu                                Brigitte_Madrian@harvard.edu 

Iris Bohnet                                                 Alberto Alesina
Professor of Public Policy                         Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
J. F. Kennedy School of Government       Department of Economics             
Harvard University                                    Harvard University

iris_bohnet@harvard.edu                        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

  • Sep 2015 -              Assistant Professor, Xiamen University
  • 2012 - Aug 2015    Assistant Professor, Renmin University of China
                    • Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance
  • 2008 - 2009           Research Assistant (part-time), for Prof Lily L. Tsai, MIT Political Science Department
  • 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