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 program evaluation techniques, health and labour economics, happiness economics and obesity.
He has published papers in journals such as Demography, Economics and Human Biology, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Health Economics, 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.