Du Yang is a professor at Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chief of Division of Labor and Human Capital, and deputy Director of Research Center for Human Resources, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He got his Ph D. in Economics from Zhejiang University in 1999. Main research fields are labor market on China, economic growth, poverty and development.
He published a host of papers on both domestic and international journals and several books on the Chinese labor market. He is principle investigator for some influential research projects. His is also the editor of Journal of China Labor Economics and member of academic committee of Institute of Population and Labor Economics. He has been invited as consultant for international organizations, including the World Bank, ILO, UNDP, and OECD.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2012.