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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11744
Sunha Myong, JungJae Park, Junjian Yi
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8711
published in: Economic Journal, 2015, 124 (588), F347–F371
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7293
revised version available here; forthcoming in: International Economic Review, 2017
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6550
published in: S. Fan, R. Kanbur, S. Wei, and X. Zhang (eds)., The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China on Human Capital, Oxford: OUP, 2014
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3214
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95(5), 1520-1534.