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  • Profile:

    Ying Chen joined the New School in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor of Economics. Her research topics include the employment impact from building green economy, living wage in the Chinese labor market setting; and the macroeconomics of economic crises. Her current research focuses on the sustainable development in contemporary China from the perspective of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
    B.A. Economics, Shanghai International Studies University

    Recent Publications:

    Journal Articles

    2018 The Myth of Hukou: Re-Examining Hukou’s Implications for China’s Development Model, Review of Radical Political Economics, forthcoming.

    2018  Renewable Energy Investment and Employment in China, International Review of Applied Economics, forthcoming.

    2017  Informal Economy and China’s Economic Development (with Zhun Xu), Chinese Economy, Vol. 50, Issue: 6, December, pages 425-433. 

    2015  Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages? Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010 (with Zhun Xu and Minqi Li), Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 47 Issue 3 September.

    2013  Class Struggle and Economic Fluctuations: VAR Analysis of the post-War U.S. Economy (with Deepankar Basu and Jong-seok Oh), International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 27 No.5 September.

    2012  Living Wage, Overtime Work and China’s Sustainable Economic Development (with Zhongjin Li, Hao Qi, Zhun Xu), China Review of Political Economy (in Chinese).


    Book Section

    2013:   "Financial Crises 1980s-2010" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History edited by Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press. 


    Book Review

    2016:   Review of Inside China’s Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labor and Worker Resistance by Lu Zhang, forthcoming, Labor History.


    Popular media

    2018    Are We Heading for Another Economic Crash? State of Nature.

    Research Interests:

    Economic Development, Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Chinese Economy


    Awards And Honors:

    2018 - 2020    China India Scholar-Leaders Fellowship

    2017                Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies Faculty Fellowship



    Current Courses:

    Graduate Microeconomics

    Economic Development 2

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Mentored Research (Open Campus)

    Directed Dissertation Study (Open Campus)

    Comparative Systems

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)