Department of Economics
Monash University, Australia

Contact Information:
Email: fanxiaodong@gmail.com

      (or)   Xiaodong.Fan@monash.edu

   Mobile phone: +61 420 284 963

    Office phone: +61 3 9905 2414 (E878 Menzies Building)

   Google Voice: +1 (608) 616 5460 (USA)

CV (pdf)

Fields of Interest (research and teaching)

Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Computational Economics, Macroeconomics


Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
M.S., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
M.E., B.E., Tsinghua University, China, 2003

Working Papers
  • Parental Employment, Absence and Children's Educational Gender Gap (new version coming soon)

    with Hanming Fang & Simen Markussen
An earlier version of this paper was circulated under the title: Mothers' Employment and Children's Educational Gender Gap (May 2015)

NBER Working Paper No. 21183

with Jed DeVaro 

with Loretti Dobrescu, Hazel Bateman, Ben Newell, Andreas Ortmann & Susan Thorp
with Ananth Seshadri & Christopher Taber

Works in Progress
  • Testing the Effect of Implicit Contracts in Manager Compensation, with Shaojin Li
  • Understanding Personal Bankruptcy Behavior: A Structural Model With Emphasis on Labor Supply and Health Insurance Enrollment Decisions, with Berk Yavuzoglu

Teaching Experience
  • Monash University
    • Intermediate Microeconomics, 2017S2(ECC2000)
  • University of New South Wales (Teaching Evaluations)
  • Teaching Assistant at University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Wages and the Labor Market, 2008. (ECON 450)
    • Principles-Microeconomics, 2007(ECON 101)


Available upon request

Selected Non-economics Publications