Jinan University, China
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Labor economics, education economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre (2015–)
PhD Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
"Effect of parental migration on child development in rural China." Asian Economic Policy Review (2017) (with J. Zhang).
"The border effect between Hong Kong and mainland China." Pacific Economic Review 21:1 (2016): 3–12 (with C. S. Fan and X. Wei).
"Exchange risk and asset returns: A theoretical and empirical study of an open economy asset pricing model.” Emerging Market Review 21 (2014): 96–116 (with L. Huang and R. Zhang).
- Migration and ethnicity
- Labor markets and institutions
- Transition and emerging economies
- Country labor markets
The Chinese labor market, 2000–2016
The world’s second largest economy has boomed, but a rapidly aging labor force presents substantial challengesJunsen ZhangJia Wu, May 2018China experienced significant economic progress over the past few decades with an annual average GDP growth of approximately 10%. Population expansion has certainly been a contributing factor, but that is now changing as China rapidly ages. Rural migrants are set to play a key role in compensating for future labor shortages, but inequality is a major issue. Evidence shows that rural migrants have low-paying and undesirable jobs in urban labor markets, which points to inefficient labor allocation and discrimination that may continue to impede rural–urban migration.MoreLess