Research Interests Economics on Health and Healthcare; Healthcare Big Data Analyses; Econometrics; Labor and Demographic Economics; Economic Development; Economics on Human Capital; and China and East Asian Economy
Fan, Y., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. Rising Intergenerational Income Persistence in China. Revised and resubmitted to American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Myong, S., Park, J., & Yi, J. Social Norms and Fertility. Revised and resubmitted to Journal of European Economic Association.
Li, W., Song, C., Xu. S., & Yi, J. Sex Ratio and Household Portfolio Choice: Evidence from China. Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Human Resources.
Guo, R., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. Rationed Fertility: Theory and Evidence. Rejection and Resubmission to Journal of Political Economy.
Wrenn, D., Yi, J., & Zhang, B. (2019). House Prices and Marriage Entry in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 74(1), 118-130.
Yi, J. (2019). Endogenous Altruism: Theory and Evidence from Chinese Twins. Journal of Labor Economics, 37(1), 247-295.
Chew, S., Yi, J., Zhang, J., & Zhong, S. (2018). Risk Aversion and Son Preference: Experimental Evidence from Adult Twins. Management Science, 64(8), 3896-3910.
Weiss, Y., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. Cross-border Marriage Costs and Marriage Behavior: Theory and Evidence (2018). International Economic Review, 59(2), 757-784. (IZA Discussion Paper No. 7293).
Guo, R., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2018) Fertility, Household Structure, and Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(1), 145-156.
Fan, Y., Yi, J., Yuan, Y., & Zhang, J. (2018). Glorified Mothers of Sons: FE and IV Estimates of the Effect of Sex Composition on Parental Time Allocation in Rural China. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 145, 249-260.
Guo, R., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2017). Family Size, Birth Order and Tests of the Quantity-Quality Model. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(2), 219-224.
Ye. M., & Yi, J. (2017). Parental Preferences, Human Capital Production Technologies, and the Provisions for Progeny. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(2), 344-365.
Chew, S., Yi, J., Zhang, J., & Zhong, S. (2016). Education and anomalies in decision making: Experimental evidence from Chinese adult twins. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 53(2), 163-200.
Ha, W., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2016). Brain drain, brain gain, and economic growth in China, China Economic Review, 38, 322-337. (Best Paper Award at China Economic Review in 2016)
Ha, W., Yi, J., Yuan, Y., & Zhang, J. (2016). The dynamic effect of rural-to-urban migration on inequality in source villages: System GMM estimates from rural China, China Economic Review, 37, 27-39.
Yi, J., Heckman, J., Zhang, J., & Conti, G. (2015). Early health shocks, intra-household resource allocation, and child outcomes. Economic Journal, 125 (588), F347-F371. (NBER Working Paper No. 20757; IZA Discussion Paper No. 8711)
Yi, J., Chou, K., Yung, L., & Zhang, J. (2015). Public housing, school segregation, and children’s education: Evidence from Hong Kong. Frontiers of Economics in China, 10(3): 439–473.
Heckman, J., & Yi, J. (2014). Human capital, economic growth, and inequality in China, in Fan et al. (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China, Oxford University Press. (NBER Working Paper No. 18100; IZA Discussion Paper No. 2703)
Edlund, L., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2013). Sex ratios and crime: Evidence from China. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(5), 1520-1534. (IZA Discussion Paper No. 3214)
Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2011). Estimating the effect of the one-child policy on the sex ratio imbalance in China: Identification based on the difference-in-differences. Demography, 48(4), 1535-1557. (Best Paper Award at the 2008 Chinese Quantitative Economic Association Annual Conference. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5149.)
Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2010). The effect of house price on fertility: Evidence from Hong Kong. Economic Inquiry, 48(3), 635-650.