Curriculum Vitae

November 2018

YUAN Cheng

Associate Professor of Economics, 2005-present
Department of Public Finance, School of Economics
Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
Deputy Head of Department of Public Finance
E-mail: yc@pku.edu.cn

EDUCATION

BA. Economics, Renmin University of China, July 1993
MA. Economics, Renmin University of China, July 1997
[Cheng Yuan has successfully completed the Year-Long Graduate Program in Economics (09/1994-06/1995), jointly sponsored by the U.S. Committee on Economics Education and Research in China and the Chinese Committee on Education Exchange with the U.S. and administered by the Graduate Economics Training Center at the Renmin University of China.]
Ph. D. in Management, Peking University, January 2003

PAST POSITIONS

Assistant Lecturer of Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, 1997-1999
Lecturer of Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, 1999-2005
Research Fellow, UC Berkeley, 2003-2004

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Applied Public Economics, Development Economics, Public Policy and Program Evaluation, Economics of Education
Applied Econometrics, Applied Economic Statistics

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

The Intergenerational Education Spillovers of Pension Reform in China, (with Chengjian Li and Lauren Johnston), Journal of Population Economics, July 2018, Vol 31: 671-701. (Lead article)
Home Ownership, Housing Price and Social Security Expenditure (with Xilong He, Yoonsu Kim), China Economic Review, December 2017, Vol. 46: 290-305.
Public Education Spending and Private Substitution in Urban China, (with Lei Zhang), Journal of Development Economics, August 2015, Vol. 115: 124-139.
Transport Infrastructure Investments and Competition for FDI (with Kate Hynes, Jie Ma), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Accepted.

WORKING PAPERS

Competing for a Profit-Shifting Firm, (with Jie Ma and Pascalis Raimondos, submitted, Journal of Public Economic Theory.
Rural Students’ Financial Literacy and Their Willingness to Study, (With Li Lin and Xiaoxiao Wang), in progress.
Why Socially Responsible Firms Pay More or Less Taxes?, (with Tao Hu and Yue Li), in progress.
School Feeding Program and Children’s Pocket money (with Jie Ma), in progress.

TEACHING

Undergraduate
Applied Economic Statistics, Applied Mathematical Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Empirical Public Economics, Financial Literacy Eductation
Graduate
Advanced Econometrics, Empirical Analysis of Financial and Tax Data

REFEREE FOR

Asian Development Review, China: An International Journal, China Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Social Science Research