National University of Singapore, Singapore, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore, Singapore
Health, education, ethnicity, China
Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), USA
PhD Economics, Harvard University, 2016
"One-child policy and the rise of man-made twins." Review of Economics and Statistics 98:3 (2016): 467–476 (with X. Lei and Y. Zhao).
"Collaborating with people like me: Ethnic co-authorship within the US.” Journal of Labor Economics 33:3 (2015): S289–S318 (with R. B. Freeman).
“Do ABCs get more citations than XYZs?” Economic Inquiry 53:1 (2015): 773–789.
“When does education matter? The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times.” Social Science & Medicine 127:C (2015): 63–73 (with D. M. Cutler and A. Lleras-Muney).
“Collaboration: Strength in diversity.” Nature 513:7518 (2014): 305–305 (with R. B. Freeman).
How does the one child policy impact social and economic outcomes?
A strict policy on fertility affects every aspect of economic lifeWei Huang, September 2017The 20th century witnessed the birth of modern family planning and its effects on the fertility of hundreds of millions of couples around the world. In 1979, China formally initiated one of the world’s strictest family planning programs—the “one child policy.” Despite its obvious significance, the policy has been significantly understudied. Data limitations and a lack of detailed documentation have hindered researchers. However, it appears clear that the policy has affected China’s economy and society in ways that extend well beyond its fertility rate.MoreLess