Kailing Shen is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Economics of the Australian National University. She joined ANU in 2015. Before that, she was with Xiamen University in China. Kailing has also been appointed as research fellow of IZA since 2007.

Kailing received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Her doctoral thesis examines the impact of unemployment insurance on employment stability and reemployment wages using a multi-spell multi-state duration model.

Her research focuses on empirical analysis of the labor market. So far, her research has covered a wide spectrum of issues, including unemployment insurance, job search and matching, discrimination, gender differentials, income inequality, education, migration, aging as well as within-household behavior. For the last ten years, she has mainly been working with online job board data.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14897
published online in: Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham, 28 January 2022
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13640
published in: Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2020, 23 (2), 153-171
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12022
published as 'Gender-Targeted Job Ads in the Recruitment Process: Facts from a Chinese Job Board in: Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 147, 201531.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9891
Miguel Delgado Helleseter, Peter J. Kuhn, Kailing Shen
published as 'The Age Twist in Employers' Gender Requests: Evidence from Four Job Boards' in :Journal of Human Resources, 2020, 55 (2), 428-469
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8351
published as 'Aging and Migration: Micro and Macro Evidence from China' in: Frontiers of Economics in China, 2016, 11 (4), 548-580
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8289
published as 'Do Employers Prefer Migrant Workers? Evidence from a Chinese Job Board' in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4(2), 2015,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6848
published in: Corrado Giulietti, Konstantinos Tatsiramos and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), Research in Labor Economics, vol 37, Labor Market Issues in China, Emerald, 2013
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5195
published in: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128 (1), 287-336
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