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. The Great Gatsby Curve in China: Economic Transition, Inequality, and Intergenerational Mobility. R&R at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2nd round).
Song, C., Yang, N., Yi, J., & Yuan, Y. Information Provision and Streamlined Medical Service: Evidence from a Mobile Appointment App. R&R at Management Science.
Yi, J. (2018) Endogenous Altruism: Theory and Evidence from Chinese Twins. Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.
Chew, S., Yi, J., Zhang, J., & Zhong, S. (2018). Risk Aversion and Son Preference: Experimental Evidence from Adult Twins. Management Science, forthcoming.
Weiss, Y., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. Cross-border Marriage Costs and Marriage Behavior: Theory and Evidence (2018). International Economic Review, forthcoming. (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; Cited by Economists twice on Mar 4th 2010 and Apr 18th 2015)
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.