Kailing Shen is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Economics of the Australian National University. She joined ANU in 2015. Before that, she was with Xiamen University in China. Kailing has also been appointed as research fellow of IZA since 2007.
Kailing received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Her doctoral thesis examines the impact of unemployment insurance on employment stability and reemployment wages using a multi-spell multi-state duration model.
Her research focuses on empirical analysis of the labor market. So far, her research has covered a wide spectrum of issues, including unemployment insurance, job search and matching, discrimination, gender differentials, income inequality, education, migration, aging as well as within-household behavior. For the last ten years, she has mainly been working with online job board data.