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I work mainly as an applied econometrician. My main areas of research interests are in inequality and mobility, global health, economic growth & development, and econometrics. My work has documented the presence of substantial heterogeneity in redistribution preferences as well as nonlinearities in income mobility across social groups. My recent research has also investigated the long-run impact of early health shocks on later life cognitive development and mental health outcomes in a variety of settings (China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and Mexico). I have also conducted research into how issues such as model uncertainty, heterogeneity, and nonlinearity complicate inference in applied work as well as made methodological contributions to sample splitting and threshold regression estimation.

My work has appeared in both leading general interest journals and top field journals in Economics including the Economic JournalEuropean Economic ReviewJournal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Population EconomicsJournal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Econometric TheoryJournal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development StudiesJournal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, International Review of Economics & Finance, and others.

I am an Associate Editor for the China Economic Review. I am also a network member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO), University of Chicago.

Contact Information:

Department of Economics & Finance
Nistler College of Business and Public Administration
University of North Dakota
Gamble Hall Room 290
293 Centennial Drive Stop 8369
Grand Forks, ND  58202-8369

Office: 701-777-3349
Fax: 701-777-3365

Email: chihming.tan@und.edu
Alt. Email: chihmingtan@gmail.com