Jia Wu

Jinan University, China

IZA World of Labor provides direct and effective insight into the labor markets in developed and developing countries. China has gradually increased its impact on the global economy via international trade, and it has met some challenges. I am delighted to participate in this project and I am excited to collaborate with Prof. Junsen Zhang to describe the labor market situation of China in recent years, which will provide policy implications for policymakers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Research interest

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

Selected publications

  • "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).