Junjian Yi is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at National University of Singapore since July, 2014. He was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in 2011-2014. He obtained his Masters degree in Economics from Zhejiang University in 2005. In 2007, Dr. Yi received his M.Phil. degree in Economics. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. in Economics. Both degrees were completed in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yi’s fields of interest include Labor and Demographic Economics, Economic Development, Economics on Human Capital, and the Chinese Economy. In particular, he has been focusing on three major questions over the past few years. (1) How does the intra-household resource allocation affect children's human capital and preference formation? (2) What are the causes and consequences of the demographic transition in China and East Asia? (3) How to understand the Chinese economic transition from a human capital perspective? His recent research papers have appeared in economics and demography journals, such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Demography, and Economic Inquiry.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.