Wang-Sheng Lee is an associate professor at the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability in the Monash Business School at Monash University. Wang received his B.A. from Colby, his M.A. from Michigan and his Ph.D from Melbourne. Before moving to Australia, he was a senior analyst at Abt Associates Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland (USA) involved in analyzing the experimental welfare reform evaluations for the states of Delaware and Indiana. His research interests include applied micro-econometrics, development economics, environmental pollution, health and labour economics and the Chinese economy.

He has published papers in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Health Economics, China Economic Review, Demography, Economics and Human Biology, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Population Economics, and Oxford Economic Papers. He received the 2012/2013 Lawrence R. Klein Award from Empirical Economics, a biannual prize awarded for the best paper published in the journal.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2008 and became a Research Fellow in December 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15454
published in: China Economic Review, 2023, 82, 102076
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14900
Bo Yu, Trang Tran, Wang-Sheng Lee
published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2023, 122, 102884
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12649
published as 'Extreme Weather and Mortality: Evidence from Two Millennia of Chinese Elites' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2021, 76:102401.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12599
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2019, 74, Article 102205.