Marc K. Chan
University of Melbourne

I am an associate professor of economics at the University of Melbourne. My main areas of research include labour economics, public economics, and applied econometrics.

A major part of my research concerns the impact of the welfare system and related social programs on choice behaviour. My research also focuses on combining theoretical and empirical quantitative approaches to economic problems related to public policy.

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Selected Research Papers:


  •  A Dynamic Model of Welfare Reform 

Econometrica (2013)   (link to paper)


  •  Who Receives Unemployment Insurance? (with Marios Michaelides and Sisi Zhang)

Research in Applied Economics (2014)   (link to paper)


  •  Capital Account Liberalization and Dynamic Price Discovery: Evidence from Chinese Cross-Listed Stocks (with Simon Kwok)

 Applied Economics (2016)   (link to paper) (publisher's site)


  •  Welfare Dependence and Self-Control: An Empirical Analysis

Review of Economic Studies (2017)   (link to paper) (publisher's site) (online appendix


  •  Risk-Sharing, Market Imperfections, Asset Prices: Evidence from China's Stock Market Liberalization (with Simon Kwok)

Journal of Banking and Finance (2017)   (link to paper) (publisher's site)


  •  Measuring the Effects of Welfare Time Limits

Journal of Human Resources (2018)   (link to paper) (publisher's site)


  •  Connecting the Markets? Recent Evidence on China's Capital Account Liberalization (with Simon Kwok)

Economic Modelling (2018)   (link to paper(publisher's site)


  •  Life-Cycle and Intergenerational Effects of Child Care Reforms (with Kai Liu)

Quantitative Economics (2018)   (link to paper(publisher's site(online appendix


  •  Welfare Reform and the Labor Market (with Robert Moffitt)

Annual Review of Economics (2018)   (link to paper(publisher's site)


  •  Unintended Consequences of Supply-Side Cost Control? Evidence from China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme (with Guohua Zeng)

Journal of Health Economics (2018)   (link to paper(publisher's site)


  •  The PCDID Approach: Difference-in-Differences when Trends are Potentially Unparallel and Stochastic (with Simon Kwok)

  under review.   (link to paper  


  •  Cream Skimming: Theory and Evidence from Hospital Transfers and Capacity Utilization (with Ou Yang, Terence Cheng and Jongsay Yong)

  under review.   (link to paper  







Note: Some papers have new drafts and some are not listed. Please email me for more information.