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Xiao Yu Wang is Chief Economist at the CRI Foundation. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Her work lies in the intersection of development economics and microeconomic theory. She develops empirically testable models and takes the theoretical predictions to data in order to study the determinants, evolution, and persistence of organisations and institutional structure, particularly in the unique environments of developing economies. She is especially interested in how these factors generate and perpetuate socioeconomic inequality. Her interest in topics is wide-ranging, and includes intimate partner violence, child marriage, reducing bias in committee decision-making, gender wage gaps, informal financial institutions, and the selection of politicians. She also studies institutions which influence the production and transmission of information, such as credit registries and media channels, as well as markets in which traditional price mechanisms fail.
Professor Wang is the Director of Operations for the China Econ Lab as well as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, where she was the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and her Bachelors (with honours) in Economics, with honours in Mathematics and Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.
Posts by Xiao Yu Wang
Child marriage remains common even where female schooling and employment opportunities have grown. Based on a field study in Bangladesh, this article seeks to experimentally evaluate the impact of a f...