Welcome! My name is Hanchen (Raphael) Jiang. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2020, and M.A. in Economics from the Graduate Program in Economic Development at Vanderbilt University in 2014.
My research interests are in the areas of Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Public Economics, and Development Economics, with a special focus on the economics and policies relating to the well-being of families and children.
I am particularly interested in these topics:
Social Safety Nets
Urbanization and Migration
- NEW Paper 2022/04 "Measuring the Value of Rent Stabilization and Understanding its Implications for Racial Inequality: Evidence from New York City", with Ruoyu Chen and Luis Quintero
- NEW Revision 2022/03 "Is Gender Destiny? Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility in India", with Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
- NEW Paper 2022/02 "Does Rent Regulation Affect Tenant Unemployment? Evidence from New York City", with Luis Quintero and Xi Yang
- NEW Paper 2022/02 "What the Mean Measures of Mobility Miss: Learning About Intergenerational Mobility from Conditional Variance", with Nazmul Ahsan, Shahe Emran, and Forhad Shilpi