Economics Associate Professor (Tenured)
Year 2006 Ph.D. in Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Year 2001 Master in Economics Peking University, China
Year 1998 Bachelor in Nuclear Engineering Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Public Economics; Education Policies; Economics; Applied Micro
2020.3-present: Deputy Director, National Institute for Fiscal Studies, Tsinghua University
2019.9-present: Vice Chair, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
2017.7-present: Tenured associate Professor, Economics Department, Tsinghua University
2012.12-2017.7: Associate Professor, Economics Department, Tsinghua University
2007.2-2012.12: Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Tsinghua University
2015.8-2016.8: Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies)
2010.1-present: Research Fellow, China Data Center, Tsinghua University
2008.5-present: Research Fellow, National Institute for Fiscal Studies, Tsinghua University
1.Binzhen Wu, Xiaohan Zhong, “Matching Inequality and Strategic Behavior under the Boston Mechanism: Evidence from China's College Admissions,” Games and Economic Behavior, 123, 1-21, 2020
2.Zhao Rong, Binzhen Wu, “Scientific personnel reallocation and firm innovation: Evidence from ‘China’s college expansion”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 48(3), 709-728, 2020
3.Hongbin Li, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle, and Binzhen Wu, “Human Capital and China’s Future Growth,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31(1), 25-48, 2017.
4.Hongbin Li, Xinzheng Shi, Binzhen Wu, “The Retirement Consumption Puzzle Revisited: Evidence from the Mandatory Retirement Policy in China,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 44, 623-637, 2016.
5.Lingsheng Meng, Binzhen Wu, Zhaoguo Zhan, “Linear Regression with an Estimated Regressor: Applications to Aggregate Indicators of Economic Development,” Empirical Economics, 50, 299–316, 2016.
6.Yang Wang, Binzhen Wu, “Railways and the Local Economy: Evidence from Qingzang Railway,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63(3),551-588, 2015.
7.Hongbin Li, Xinzheng Shi, Binzhen Wu, “The Retirement Consumption Puzzle in China,” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 105(5), 437-441, 2015.
8.Binzhen Wu, Qiong Zhang, Xue Qiao, “Effects of Pharmaceutical Price Regulation: China's Evidence between 1997 and 2008,” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 20(2), 290-329, 2015.
9.Carine Milcent, Binzhen Wu, “How Do You Feel? The Effect of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme in China,” The Journal of Development Studies, 51(12), 1585-1602, 2015.
10.Hongbin Li, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle, Binzhen Wu, Jieyu Xie*, “Unequal Access to College in China: How Far Have Poor, Rural Students Been Left Behind?” China Quarterly, 221,185-207, 2015.
11.Binzhen Wu, Xiaohan Zhong, “Matching Mechanisms and Matching Quality: Evidence from a Top University in China,” Games and Economic Behavior, 84, 196-215, 2014.
12.Chong-en Bai, Binzhen Wu, “Health Insurance and Consumption: Evidence from China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(2), 450-469, 2014.
13.Hongbin Li, Lingsheng Meng, Xinzheng Shi, Binzhen Wu*, “Poverty in China’s Colleges and the Targeting of Financial Aid,” China Quarterly, 216, 970-992, 2013.
14.Hongbin Li, Lei Li, Binzhen Wu, Yanyan Xiong, “The End of Cheap Chinese Labor,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26 (4), 57-74, 2012.
15.Hongbin Li, Lingsheng Meng, Xinzheng Shi, Binzhen Wu, “Does Having a Cadre Parent Pay? Evidence from the First Job offers of Chinese College Graduates,” Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), 513–520, 2012.
16.Hongbin Li, Lingsheng Meng, Xinzheng Shi, Binzhen Wu, “Does Attending Elite Colleges Pay in China,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 40, 78-88, 2012.
17.Ye Jin, Hongbin Li, Binzhen Wu, “Income Inequality, Consumption, and Social-Status Seeking,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 39, 191-204, 2011.
1.Xiaoxia Wang and Binzhen Wu, “China Case Study” Al-Samarrai, Samer, Blane, Lewis (Eds.) The Role of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in Improving Education Outcomes. International Development in Focus.” Washington, DC: World Bank, 2021.
2.Hongbin Li, James Liang, Scott Rozelle, Binzhen Wu, “Human Capital and China’s Future” in Thomas Fingar and Jean C Oi (Eds.) “China's Paths to the Future: Challenges, Constraints, and Choices” Stanford Press, 2020
3.Chong-en Bai, Binzhen Wu, “Social Insurance and Household Consumption in China,” in Masahiko Aoki (Eds.) "Approaches to the Evolving World Economy: The proceedings of the 16-th World Congress of the International Economic Association." Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012.
4.Agar Brugiavini, Guglielmo Weber, Binzhen Wu, “Saving Rates of Urban Households in China,” in Gomel, G.; Marconi, D.; Musu, I.; Quintieri, B. (Eds.) “The Chinese Economy: Recent Trends and Policy Issues,” Springer, 2013.
5.Wei Chi, Binzhen Wu, Xiaoye Qian, Qi Liang, “The Educational Expenditure of Chinese Urban Households,” (in Chinese) Tsinghua University Press, 2013.
6.Binzhen Wu, “Land Ownership and Farmers’ Investmet: Theory and Empiric Evidence,” in Hongle Liao, Yinsheng Xi, Zhaoxin Zhang (Eds.) “Research o Chinese Rural Land Contract System”, (in Chinese), Chapter 6, China Financial and Economic Publishing House,
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