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YANG Chengyu

YANG Chengyu  Ph.D., Professor
Native Place: Beijing
Department of Economics
Business School, Beijing Normal University
Beijing 100875, China 
Tel: 010-58802414
Education Background
  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2005, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, 1996, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • M.S. in Theoretical Physics, 1992, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • B.S. in System Theory, 1989, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Work Experience
  • Department of Economics, School of Economics and Business Administration, Beijing Normal University, Professor of Economics, September 2010-present
  • School of Economics and Business Administration, Beijing Normal University, Associate Dean, December 2010 - October 2015
  • Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA, Assistant Professor, July 2005-August 2010
  • Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, Research Assistant, 2001-2004
  • Department of System Science, Beijing Normal University, Associate Professor, 1998-2000
  • Institute of Nonlinear Equilibrium Systems and Department of System Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Lecturer, 1994-1998
Research Interests
Consumption Behavior and Economic Growth
Income and Wealth Distribution
Fiscal Policy
Courses Taught
Advanced Macroeconomics
Global Economic Issues and Policies
Intermediate Macroeconomics, Thinking as an Economist, Macroeconomics (MBA)
Awards and Honors
  • Best Paper Award in Economics, Academy of Economics and Finance, United States, 2007
  • LAS Merit Fellowship, University of Southern California, United States, 2004-2005
  • Haynes Foundation First Year Fellowship, University of Southern California, United States, 2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Beijing Normal University, China, 1998
  • Excellent Youth Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China, 1997
• Main Journal Papers
  • International comparisons on asset income gap and its effects, Studies in Labor Economics, 2015, 3(4):110-122. With Gao Jingjing, Yang Jingjing, and Wang Weiyao.
  • China's Gini Coefficient: Myths and Realities, China Economist, 2015, 10(6): 78-92,with Yang Yaowu.
  • China’s New Challenges: Income inequality, Poverty, and Social,Security System, The Theoretical Economy, 2015, 29(5):30-36, with Elena Zavyalova.
  • Did China’s income Gini coefficient decline?——An interval estimation based on micro survey data, Economic Research Journal, 2015, 50(3): 75-86. With Yang Yaowu.
  • Interval estimation of Gini coefficient based on Bootstrap method, Studies in Labor Economics, 2014, 2(6):100-110. With Wang Weiyao and Yuan Qiang.
  • How may consumption be affected by housing and financial assets in China and the Euro countries? China Economic Policy Review, 2014, 3(2), with Yang Yaowu.
  • Housing wealth and household consumption——Evidence from China and Euro countries,Economic Research Journal, 2013, 50(Special 1): 65-76. With Yang Yaowu and Yan Jingjing.
  • Income distribution effects of personal tax, Economic Research Journal, 2013, 48 (1): 99-109. With Liu Yuansheng and Yuan Qiang.
  • Economic growth and the effects of fiscal policy, Metroeconomica, 2011, 62(1):218-234, with R. Day.
  • From Keynes to Solow to optimal growth: An encompassing model of monetary and fiscal policy, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2009, 72(2): 780-795, with R. Day.
  • Economic growth and revealed social preference, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 2005, 9(2), Article 1, with R. Day.
  • Bi-stable structure in Solow’s model and its symmetry group analysis, Journal of Beijing Normal University, China, 1998, 34(2): 280-284.
  • Symmetry breaking analysis of bifurcations of one-dimension nonlinear dynamic systems, System Engineering, China, 1998, 16(3): 6-8.
  • The symmetry group analysis of nonlinear economic dynamic equations, Journal of Quantitative & Technical Economics, China, 1995, 11:28-30.