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I work mainly as an applied econometrician. My main areas of research interests are in inequality and mobility, 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, 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 StatisticsJournal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Econometric TheoryJournal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, and others.

I am also currently a network member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago.

Contact Information:

Department of Economics
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@business.und.edu
Alt. Email: chihmingtan@gmail.com