Institute for Economic and Social Research
Shu Cai

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

  Professional Experience

Oct 2018 – present, Associate Professor (without tenure), Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

Sept 2016 – Sept 2018, Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

Jan 2015 – June 2015, Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan


Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

M.A., China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

B.L. & B.S., Peking University

  Research Fields

Development Economics, Labor Economics


Cai, Shu. (2020). Migration Under Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Randomized Credit Access in China. Journal of Development Economics, 142, 1-17.

Cai, Shu, & Albert Park. (2016). Permanent Income and Subjective Well-being. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 130, 298-319.

Cai, Shu, & Jia Wang. (2018). Less Advantaged, More Optimistic? Subjective Well-being Among Rural, Migrant and Urban Populations in Contemporary China. China Economic Review, 52, 95-110.

Cai, Shu. Does Social Participation Improve Cognitive Abilities of the Elderly? Journal of Population Economics, accepted.

Cai, Shu, Albert Park, & Winnie Yip. Time Well Spent versus a Life Considered: Changing Subjective Well-Being in China, Oxford Economic Papers, accepted.


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