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Microsoft Research

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Ph.D., Wharton, UPenn

B.S., Duke University

Contact Info:

Will.Wang at

Building 99, Office 4610

14820 NE 36th St

Redmond, WA 98052

Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers

Ownership Concentration and Strategic Supply Reduction

with Ulrich Doraszelski (Wharton), Katja Seim (Yale) and Michael Sinkinson (Yale)

NBER Working Paper 23034

R&R, American Economic Review

Can a Tiger Change Its Stripes? Reform of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in the Penumbra of the State

with Ann Harrison (Haas), Marshall Meyer (Wharton), Linda Zhao (Wharton) and Minyuan Zhao (Olin)

NBER Working Paper 25475, NBER Digest, VoxEU

Under Review

Product Portfolio Choices with Product Life Cycles

Under Review

Do Concealed Gun Permits Deter Crime? Dynamic Insights from State Panel Data

with Marjorie McElroy (Duke)

Work in Progress

A Double Index Model of Online Search, with Giovanni Compiani (Booth), Greg Lewis (Microsoft), and Sida Peng (Microsoft)

Welfare on Cloud: Estimating Inertia in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service Market, with Chuqing Jin (Boston U) and Sida Peng (Microsoft)

New Lease on Life: Extending Product Life Cycle with Product Re-Launch, with Jin Soo Han (KAIST)


Unpolluted Decisions: Air Quality and Judicial Outcomes in China

with Yue Hou (Penn)

Working paper version

Economics Letters, 2020, 194 (September): 109369.