Dr. Yi is a Professor of Economics at the National School of Development, Peking University since 2022. After receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011, he conducted the postdoctoral research in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in 2011-2014. Subsequently, he taught at National University of Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in Labor and Demographic Economics, Health Economics, and Development Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.