Wang-Sheng Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Deakin 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 Health Economics, 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 is the recipient of 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. 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.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10863
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31, 337-362.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9397
published in: Social Indicators Research, 2017, 132 (1), 117-136 [Details & Download]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8637
revised version published as 'Body Fatness Charts Based on BMI and Waist Circumference" in: Obesity, 2016, 24 (1), 245–249
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8606
substantially revised version published as 'Big and Tall: Does a Height Premium Dwarf an Obesity Penalty in the Labor Market?' in: Economics and Human Biology, 2017, 27, 289-304.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8305
substantially revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017, 136, 161-173.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7685
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2013, 39, 287-300
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