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YI Junjian


National School of Development, Peking University



Professor of Economics


Research Insterests

Economics on Human Capital, Economics of Artificial Intelligence, and Economic Development;

Labor and Demographic Economics;

Economics on Health and Healthcare; Health Big Data Analyses;

Econometrics; Policy Evaluation;

Behavioral Economics


Education Background

Ph.D., Economics (2007-2011), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

M.Phil., Economics (2005-2007), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Master, Economics (2002-2005), Zhejiang University



Professor (2022 -), National School of Development, Peking University

Associate Professor (2021-2022), Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Assistant Professor (2014-2021), Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Postdoctoral Scholar (2011-2014), Department of Economics, University of Chicago


Research Outputs

A. Publications in Journals

Ye, H. & Yi, J. Patient-Physician Racial Concordance, Clinical Decisions, and Patient Outcomes. Forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics .

Huang, Y., Pantano, J., Ye, H., & Yi. J. Marriage Property Law and Household Behavior: Evidence from China. Forthcoming at Journal of Human Resources .

Yi, J., Chu, J., & Png, I. Early-life Exposure to Hardship Increased Risk Tolerance and Entrepreneurship in Adulthood with Gender Differences. Forthcoming at Proceedings of National Academy of Science .

Guo, R., Wang, Q., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. Housing Prices and Son Preference: Evidence from China's Housing Reform. Forthcoming at Economics of Transition and Institutional Changes .

Li, W., Song, C., Xu. S., & Yi, J. (2022). High Sex Ratios and Household Portfolio Choice in China. Journal of Human Resources , 57(2), 465-490.

Myong, S., Park, J., & Yi, J. (2021). Social Norms and Fertility. Journal of the European Economic Association , 19(5), 2429-2466.

Li, W. & Yi, J. (2021). Alphabetical Author Order, Intellectual Collaboration, and High-Skilled Migration. Economic Journal , 131(635): 1250-1268.

Fan, Y., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2021). Rising Intergenerational Income Persistence in China. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy . 13(1):202-30.

Li, W., Li, J., & Yi, J. (2021). Government Management Capacities and the Containment of COVID-19: A Repeated Cross-sectional Study across Chinese Cities. BMJ Open , 11(4), e041516.

Guo, Rufei, Lin Lin, Junjian Yi, and Junsen Zhang. (2020). The Cross-spousal Effect of Education on Health. Journal of Development Economics , 146:102493.

Jin, L., Tang, R., Ye, H., Yi, J., & Zhong, S. (2020). Time Dependency in Physician Decisions. AEA Papers and Proceedings . Volume 110, 284-288.

Yi, J., Yuan, Y., & Zhao, S. (2019). Differential Responses to Market Competition by Private and Public Hospitals in China: A Longitudinal Analysis. The Lancet . Volume 394, Supplement 1, Page S37.

Yi, J. (2019). Endogenous Altruism: Theory and Evidence from Chinese Twins. Journal of Labor Economics, 37(1), 247-295.

Wrenn, D., Yi, J., & Zhang, B. (2019). House Prices and Marriage Entry in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics , 74(1), 118-130.

Chew, S., Yi, J., Zhang, J., & Zhong, S. (2018). Risk Aversion and Son Preference: Experimental Evidence from Adult Twins. Management Science , 59(2), 757-784.

Weiss, Y., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2018). Cross-border Marriage Costs and Marriage Behavior: Theory and Evidence. International Economic Review , 64(8), 3896-3910.

Guo, R., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2018). Fertility, Household Structure, and Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(1), 145-156.

Fan, Y., Yi, J., Yuan, Y., & Zhang, J. (2018). Glorified Mothers of Sons: FE and IV Estimates of the Effect of Sex Composition on Parental Time Allocation in Rural China. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 145, 249-260.

Guo, R., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2017). Family Size, Birth Order and Tests of the Quantity-Quality Model. Journal of Comparative Economics , 45(2), 219-224.

Ye. M., & Yi, J. (2017). Parental Preferences, Human Capital Production Technologies, and the Provisions for Progeny. Journal of Comparative Economics , 45(2), 344-365.

Chew, S., Yi, J., Zhang, J., & Zhong, S. (2016). Education and Anomalies in Decision Making: Experimental Evidence from Chinese Adult Twins. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty , 53(2), 163-200.

Ha, W., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2016). Brain Drain, Brain Gain, and Economic Growth in China, China Economic Review , 38, 322-337.

Ha, W., Yi, J., Yuan, Y., & Zhang, J. (2016). The Dynamic Effect of Rural-to-urban Migration on Inequality in Source Villages: System GMM Estimates from Rural China, China Economic Review , 37, 27-39.

Yi, J., Heckman, J., Zhang, J., & Conti, G. (2015). Early Health Shocks, Intra-household Resource Allocation, and Child Outcomes. Economic Journal , 125 (588), F347-F371.

Edlund, L., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2013). Sex Ratios and Crime: Evidence from China. Review of Economics and Statistics , 95(5), 1520-1534.

Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2011). Estimating the Effect of the One-child Policy on the Sex Ratio Imbalance in China: Identification based on the Difference-in-differences. Demography , 48(4), 1535-1557.


Publications as Book Chapters

Heckman, J., & Yi, J. (2014). Human Capital, Economic Growth, and Inequality in China, in Fan et al. (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China , Oxford University Press. (NBER Working Paper No. 18100; IZA Discussion Paper No. 2703).

Guo, R., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2022). The Child Quantity-quality Trade-off, in Zimmerman, K. (Ed.). Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics . Springer.