Chunbei Wang

University of Oklahoma, USA

IZA World of Labor is an innovative way to provide policymakers with a quick yet thorough overview of the academic literature. It bridges the gap between academic research and policy making

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of immigration, entrepreneurship, education, gender and minority, labor demand and supply

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Fellow at the Global Labor Organization

Past positions

Associate Professor of Economics, Birmingham-Southern College, 2016; Assistant Professor of Economics, Birmingham-Southern College, 2013–2016


PhD Economics, University of Texas at Dallas, 2008

Selected publications

  • "Knot yet: Minimum marriage age law, marriage delay, and earnings." Journal of Population Economics 30:3 (2017): 771–804 (with L. Wang).

  • "The impact of 9/11 on self-employment outcomes of Arab and Muslim immigrants." International Migration Review 52:2 (2018): 430–457.

  • "Do EPA regulations affect labor demand? Evidence from the pulp and paper industry." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68:1 (2014): 188–202 (with M. Cebi, W. Gray, and R. J. Shadbegian).

  • "Language skills and the earnings distribution among child immigrants." Industrial Relations 50:2 (2011): 296–322 (with L. Wang).

  • “Mexican-Hispanic self-employment: A dynamic analysis of business ownership.” Research in Labor Economics 29 (2009): 197–227 (with M. Lofstrom).