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YANG Juan  Ph.D., Professor
Native Place: Baotou, Inner Mongolia
Department of Economics
Business School, Beijing Normal University
Beijing 100875, China
2002.10–2007.7   PhD, in economics, University of York, UK
1998.9 –2002.7    B.A. in Finance with distinction, Nankai University
Work Experience
2017.8- Professor, Beijing Normal University
2013.7-2014.6 Postdoc, University of Western Ontario
2012.9-2017.8 Associate professor, Beijing Normal University
2007.9-2012.8 Assistant professor, Beijing Normal University
2005.7-2005.10 Business analyst for telecom industry in DCX company. (part-time)
2004.10-2007.2 Teaching fellow for Microeconomics 3 and Mathematics for Economist in University of York.
2003.10-2004.7 Teaching fellow for Microeconomics 2 in University of York.
Research InterestsEconomics of Education, Educational Finance and Labor Economics

Research Projects

  • “The construction of Beijing education finance index by counties” Beijing Education Bureau, 2014,1- 2016,1
  • “Allocation of educational resources under the integration of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei provinces” Beijing government, 2015, 10-2017,10
  • "The impact of family background to rural children's higher education attainment" IDRC/CIGI Young China Scholars Poverty Research Network, 2011,6- 2012, 6
  • “Public expenditure, equality of education and income gap” Project No: 12YJC790230, funded by the Ministry of education. 2012, 1—2013,12
  • “The research on intergenerational mobility in education” Project No. 71203014, funded by Nature Science foundation of China, 2013,1—2015,12
  • “County governments’ evaluation system in education”, World bank, 2008,6-2009,10
• Main Journal Articles
  • The Impact of Education Expansion on Wage Inequality (with Gao, Man), Applied Economics, 2018 Vol. 50.
  • Pain of Disasters: The Educational Cost of Exogenous Shocks Evidence from
    Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 (with Wang, Jun), China Economic Review, 2017 Vol.41
  • The Impact of Education on Income Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility (with Muyuan Qiu), China Economic Review, 2016(2) Vol.37
  • The Changing Determinants of High School Attainment in Rural China ( with Terry Sicular, Desheng Lai), China Economic Review, 2014(9) Vol. 30
  • Earnings Differentials between the Public and the Private Sectors in China: Exploring Changes for Urban Local Residents in the 2000s(with S. Démurger and Shi Li), China Economic Review, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2012
  • The Impact of Rustication on Sent-Down Cohorts’ Income (with Shi Li),Frontiers of Economics in China, 2011(2).
  • Graduate Overeducation and Graduation Wages In China (with David Mayston), The Chinese Economy,2012(2).
  • An Empirical Study on Educational Investment for all Levels of Higher Education in China ( with D. Mayston), Frontiers of Economics in China, 2009(1)
• Books
  • The Research on Optimal Educational Choices, Beijing Normal University Press, 2010. (also PhD thesis)
  • Economics of Education and Training, Truth & Wisdom Press, 2012 (translation)
  • Do Employees in Public Sector Still Enjoy Earnings Advantages? ( with S. Démurger and Shi Li), chapter 10 in Rising Inequality, edited by Terry Sicular & Shi Li, Cambridge press.