Department of Economics

Monash University, Australia

Contact Information:

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


with Loretti Dobrescu, Hazel Bateman, Ben Newell, Andreas Ortmann & Susan Thorp

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

Media: Sydney Morning Herald, ABC RN/Life Matters

with Jed DeVaro

Media: Sydney Morning Herald

with Ananth Seshadri & Christopher Taber

with Chao He

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