Institute for Economic and Social Research
Shuaizhang Feng

Professor, Dean

Curriculum Vitae


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  Professional Experience

   Jan 2020 – present, Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Economics, Jinan                                   University

Dec 2015 – present, Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor and Dean, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

Jan 2014 – Dec 2015, Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

July 2012 – Dec 2013, Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Jan 2013 – July 2014, Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

July 2008 – July 2012, Associate Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (on leave between Sept 2008 and Sept 2010 at Princeton)

Sept 2008 – Sept 2010, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University

July 2006 – June 2008, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics


   Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, 2006

   M.A., Economics, George Washington University, 2001

   M.A., Finance, Fudan University, 1997

   B.A., Accounting, East China University of Technology, 1994

 Research Fields

  Labor Economics



Chen, Yuanyuan, Shuaizhang Feng, James J. Heckman, & Tim Kautz. (2020). Sensitivity of Self-reported Noncognitive Skills to Survey Administration Conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 

Feng, Shuaizhang, Lars Lefgren, Brennan C. Platt, & Bingyong Zheng. (2019). Job Search Under Asymmetric Information: Endogenous Wage Dispersion and Unemployment Stigma. Economic Theory, 67(04), 817-851.

Chen, Yuanyuan, Yujie Han, & Shuaizhang Feng. The Effect of Primary School Type on the High School Opportunities of Migrant Children in China. Journal of Comparative Economics, accepted, 2019.

Chen, Yuanyuan, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2019). The Education of Migrant Children in China's Urban Public Elementary Schools: Evidence from Shanghai. China Economic Review, 54, 390-402.

Chen, Yuanyuan, Shuaizhang Feng, & Yujie Han. (2019). Research on the Education of Migrant Children: A Review of the Literature. Frontiers of Economics in China, 14(02), 168-202.

Feng, Shuaizhang, & Gaojie Tang. (2019). Accounting for Urban China's Rising Income Inequality: The Roles of Labor Market, Human Capital, and Marriage Market Factors. Economic Inquiry, 57(2), 997-1015.

Heckman, James J., & Shuaizhang Feng. (2018). China's Investments in Skills. Frontiers of Economics in China, 13(4), 531−558.

Feng, Shuaizhang, Yingyao Hu, & Jiandong Sun. (2018). On the Robustness of Alternative Unemployment Measures. Economics Letters, 166, 1-5.

Zhang, Sisi, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2017). Understanding the Unequal Post-Great Recession Wealth Recovery for American Families. The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17(4).

Feng, Shuaizhang, Yingyao Hu, & Robert Moffitt. (2017). Long Run Trends in Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 45, 304-324. 

Chen, Yuanyuan, & Shuaizhang Feng (2017). Quality of Migrant Schools in China: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study in Shanghai. Journal of Population Economics, 30, 1007-1034. 

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya, Michael Oppenheimer, Ruohong Cai, Shuaizhang Feng, & Rachel Licker. (2017). Climate Change and Migration in the Philippines. Population and Environment, 38, 286-308. 

Cai, Ruohong, Shuaizhang Feng, Michael Oppenheimer, & Mariola Pytlikova. (2016). Climate Variability and International Migration: The Importance of the Agricultural Linkage. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 79, 135-151. 

Cai, Ruohong, Neli Esipova, Michael Oppenheimer, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2014). International Migration Desires Related to Subjective Well-Being. IZA Journal of Migration, 3(1), 1-20.  

Feng, Shuaizhang. (2013). Identification and Statistical Inference Using Matched March CPS Data, with an Application to U.S. Poverty Dynamics. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 38, 159-170. 

Chen, Yuanyuan, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2013). Access to Public Schools and the Education of Migrant Children in China. China Economic Review, 26, 75-88. 

Feng, Shuaizhang, & Yingyao Hu. (2013). Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of U.S. Unemployment Rates. American Economic Review, 103(2), 1054-1070.  

Feng, Shuaizhang, & Michael Oppenheimer. (2012). Applying Statistical Models to the Climate-migration Relationship. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(43), E2915. 

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, Stephen Jenkins, & Jeff Larrimore. (2012). Recent Trends in Top Income Shares in the USA: Reconciling Estimates from March CPS and IRS Tax Return Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(2), 371-388. 

Chen, Yuanyuan, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2011). Parental Education and Children's Wages: Evidence from China. Frontiers of Economics in China, 6(4), 568-591. 

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, Stephen Jenkins, & Jeff Larrimore. (2011). Trends in United States Income Inequality Using the Internal March Current Population Survey: The Importance of Controlling for Censoring. Journal of Economic Inequality, 9, 393–415. 

Jenkins, Stephen P., Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng, & Jeff Larrimore. (2011). Measuring Inequality Using Censored Data: A Multiple Imputation Approach. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 174(1), 63-81. 

Feng, Shuaizhang, Alan B. Krueger, & Michael Oppenheimer. (2010). Linkages Among Climate Change, Crop Yields and Mexico-US Cross-border Migration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(32), 14257-14262. 

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, & Jeff Larrimore. (2010). Improving Imputations of Top Incomes in the Public-use Current Population Survey by Using Both Cell-means and Variances. Economics Letters, 108, 69-72.  

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, & Stephen Jenkins. (2009). Using a P90/P10 Ratio to Measure Inequality Trends with the Public Use Current Population Survey: A View from Inside the Census Bureau Vaults. The Review of Income and Wealth, 55(1), 166-185. 

Feng, Shuaizhang. (2008). Longitudinal Matching of Recent Current Population Surveys: Methods, Non-matches and Mismatches. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 33(4), 241-252.

Larrimore, Jeff, Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng, & Laura Zayatz. (2008). Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1976-2007). Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 33(2-3), 89-128.  

Feng, Shuaizhang, & Richard V. Burkhauser. (2008). Generalized Percentile Ratios as Robust Measures of Labor Earnings Inequality. International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 1(2), 117-125. 

Feng, Shuaizhang, Richard V. Burkhauser, & J.S. Butler. (2006). Levels and Long-Term Trends in Earnings Inequality: Overcoming Current Population Survey Censoring Problems Using the GB2 Distribution. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 24(1), 57-62. 

Feng, Shuaizhang. (2005). Rationality and Self-control: The Implications for Smoking Cessation. Journal of Socio-economics, 34, 211-222. 

Feng, Shuaizhang. (2004). Detecting Errors in the Current Population Survey: A Matching Approach. Economics Letters, 82(2), 189-194.  

Burkhauser, Richard V., J.S. Butler, Shuaizhang Feng, & Andrew J. Houtenville. (2004). Long Term Trends in Earnings Inequality: What the CPS Can Tell Us. Economics Letters, 82(2), 295-299.

Feng, Shuaizhang. (2001). The Longitudinal Matching of Current Population Surveys: A Proposed Algorithm. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 27(1-2), 71-91.


Lu, Jingliang, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2015). Trade Openness, Labor Migration, and Gender Wage Gap of Urban Workers: Empirical Evidence from China's Provincial Panel Data from 1992 to 2009. Journal of Finance and Economics (财经研究), 41(12).

Lu, Jingliang, Shuaizhang Feng, & Chunrong Ai. (2014). The Effect of Natural Disaster on the Income and Consumption of Rural Households: Evidence from the Wenchuan Earthquake. Economics Quarterly (经济学季刊), 13(2).

Feng, Shuaizhang, & Yuanyuan Chen. (2012). School Type and the Education of Migrant Children: Evidence from Shanghai. Economics Quarterly (经济学季刊), 11(4).

Xu, Lingli, Shuaizhang Feng, & Xiaolong Chen. (2008). Effects of Higher Adult Education on Wages. Economics Research (经济研究), 12.

Ai, Chunrong, Shuaizhang Feng, & Yuling Wu. (2007). Micro Data Dissemination and Confidentiality. Statistical Research (统计研究), 6.


Feng, Shuaizhang, Yuanyuan Chen, & Jiajie Jin. (2017). The Future of Cities: The Shanghai Model of Migrant Children's Education (城市的未来:流动儿童教育的上海模式). Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press.


Cui, Xiaomeng, & Shuaizhang Feng. (2019). Climate Change and MigrationIn K. F. Zimmermann (Ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (pp. 1-15). Springer. 

Feng, Shuaizhang, Jingliang Lu, Patrick Nolen, & Lei Wang. (2016). The Effect of the Wenchuan Earthquake and Government Aid on Rural Household. In K. Chen, Q. Zhang, & C. Hsu (Eds.), Earthquake Lessons from China: Coping and Rebuilding Strategies (pp. 11-34). International Food Policy Research Institute.

 Affiliations / Memberships

   Editor, Journal of Population Economics (Mar 2019-)

   Associate Member, Center for Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago

   Fellow, Global Labor Organization

   Research Fellow, IZA


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