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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Room 2018, Lo Ka Chung Building
Clear Water Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong
T: (852) 2358 5981
Email: albertpark@ust.hk
Web: http://albertfpark


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development, Labor, Applied Microeconomics, Chinese Economy
CURRENT POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Director of the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (since 2013), Chair Professor of Social
Sciences and Professor of Economics (since 2011), and Senior Fellow of the Jockey Club Institute for
Advanced Studies (since 2011), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research Fellow (since 2010), Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London
Research Fellow (since 2009), IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn
Research Fellow (since 2010), International Growth Centre (DFID/Oxford/LSE)
Member (since 2012), Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, University of Chicago
Member (since 2016), World Economic Forum Expert Network
Fellow (since 2005), International Policy Center, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Chair of International Advisory Committee (since 2016), China Employer-Employee Survey
Co-chair of Scientific Committee (since 2016, member since 2008), China Summer Economics Institute
Member, Steering Committee (since 2015), Asia Pacific Research Universities (APRU) Aging Hub


CURRENT EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Co-Editor-in-Chief, China Economic Review (from 2017)
Editorial Board,
World Bank Economic Review (from 2016)

Editorial Advisory Board, China Economic Review (since 2011-2016)

Editorial Board, Journal of Comparative Economics (since 2013)
Editorial Board,
Oxford Economic Papers (since 2011)

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Stanford University, Food Research Institute and economics, 1996
A.B., Harvard College, economics,
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988.
Intensive Chinese language training: Beijing Language Institute, fall 1992; Inter-University Program for
Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, summer 1992; Chinese Summer Language School, Middlebury
College, summer 1990.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
University of Oxford
      Department of Economics and School for Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Professor of the Economy of China

      (10/2010 to 7/2011), Reader (9/2007 to 9/2010),.Director of Graduate Studies, MSc in Modern Chinese            Studies (9/2009 to 7/2011)

University of Michigan


       Department of Economics, Associate Professor (9/2002-5/2007), Assistant Professor (1/1997-5/2002),      Associate Chair (9/2002-5/2005, 9/2006-5/2007)
       Center for Chinese Studies, Associate Director (9/2002-8/2005),Faculty Associate (1/1997-5/2007)
        Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, Research Affiliate (2001-2007)
        William Davidson Institute, Faculty Associate (1997-2007)
Stanford University
        Asia/Pacific Research Center, Post-doctoral Fellow (1996)
        Food Research Institute, Acting Instructor (1995), Teaching Assistant (1992, 1994)
        Korea Development Institute, Research Assistant (1988-1989)


VISITING POSITIONS
Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, May to June 2016.
Visiting Professor, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, January to March 2016.
Visiting Researcher, World Bank Research Department, September 2005 to April 2006.
Visiting Assistant Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, January to June 2002.
Fulbright Visiting Researcher, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University, September to December 2001.
An Wang Post-doctoral Fellow, Fairbanks Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, September
2000 to August 2001.

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), January to June, 1999
Visiting Professor, Winrock Ph.D. Program in Agricultural Economics, China Agricultural University,
summer 1997 and fall 1996.
Visiting Scholar, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, April to
October, 1996.

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
Karachiwalla, Naureen, and Albert Park, “Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from Chinese Schools,” Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.
Glewwe, Paul, Qiuqiong Huang, and Albert Park. “Cognitive Skills, Noncognitive Skills, and School-toWork Transitions in Rural China,”
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.
Park, Albert, “Comment on ‘The Labor Contract Law, Macro Conditions, Self-Selection, and Labor Market
Outcomes for Migrants in China’,”
Asian Economic Policy Review 12(1), forthcoming.
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang, “Benefiting from Disaster?: Public and Private Responses to the Wenchuan
Earthquake,”
World Development, forthcoming.
Shu Cai, and Albert Park, “Permanent Income and Subjective Well-being,”
Journal of Economic Behavior
and Organization
130: 298-319, 2016.
Glewwe, Paul, Albert Park, and Meng Zhao, “A Better Vision for Development: Eyeglasses and Academic
Performance in Rural Primary Schools in China,”
Journal of Development Economics 122: 170-182, 2016
Park, Albert, Xinzheng Shi, Chang-tai Hsieh, and Xuehui An, "Magnet High Schools and Academic
Performance in China: A Regression Discontinuity Design,”
Journal of Comparative Economics, 43(4):
825-843, 2015.
Park, Albert, and Yan Shen, “Understanding Wealth and Housing Inequality among China’s Older
Population,”
China Economic Journal, 8(3): 288-307, 2015.
Gallagher, Mary, John Giles, Albert Park, and Meiyan Wang, “China’s 2008 Labor Contract Law:
Implementation and Impacts on Workers,”
Human Relations, 68(2) 197–235, 2015.
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang, “Poverty in China” in Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-jin Wei, and
Xiaobo Zhang, eds.,
Oxford Companion to the Economics of China (Oxford: Oxford University Press),
2014.
Abhijeet Singh, Albert Park, and Stefan Dercon. “School Meals as a Social Safety Net: An Evaluation of
the Midday Meal Scheme in India,”
Economic Development and Cultural Change, 62(2): 275 – 306, 2014.
Park, Albert, and Xiaobo Qu, “Informality, Returns to Education, and Labour Market Integration in China,”
Indian Journal of Labor Economics 56(4): 617-634, 2013.
Cai, Hongbin, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, and Li-an Zou, “Family Ties and Organizational Design: Evidence
from Chinese Private Firms,”
Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3): 850-867, 2013.
Giles, John, Dewen Wang, and Albert Park. “Expanding Social Insurance Coverage in China,”
Research in
Labor Economics
37: 123-179, 2013.
Giles, John, Park, Albert, Cai, Fang and Du, Yang. “Weathering a Storm: Survey-Based Perspectives on
Employment in China in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis,” in Arup Banerji, David Newhouse,
David Robalino, and Pierella Paci, eds.,
Working Through the Crisis: Jobs and Policies in Developing
Countries during the Great Recession
(Washington, D.C.: The World Bank), pp. 163-182, 2013.
Park, Albert, Yan Shen, John Strauss, and Yaohui Zhao. “Relying on Whom?: Poverty and Consumption
Financing of China’s Elderly,” in National Research Council (J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar, Eds.),
Aging
in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives
(Washington, DC: The National Academies
Press), pp. 148-172, 2012.
Lei, Xiaoyan, John Giles, Yuqing Hu, Albert Park, John Strauss and Yaohui Zhao. “Patterns and
Correlates of Intergenerational Non-Time Transfers: Evidence from CHARLS” in National Research
Council (J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar, Eds.),
Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data
Initiatives
(Washington, DC: The National Academies Press), pp. 207, 228, 2012.
Strauss, John, Hao Hong, Xiaoyan Lei, Lin Li, Albert Park, Li Yang,and Yaohui Zhao. “Health Care and
Insurance Among the Elderly in China: Evidence from the CHARLS Pilot,” in National Research Council
(J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar, Eds.),
Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives
(Washington, DC: The National Academies Press), pp. 342-370, 2012.
Mangyo, Eiji, and Albert Park. “Relative Deprivation and Health: Which Reference Groups Matter?”
Journal of Human Resources 46(3): 459-481, 2011.
Park, Albert, and Fang Cai. “The Informalization of the Chinese Labor Market,” in Sarosh Kuruvilla, Mary
Gallagher, and Ching-kwan Lee, eds.,
From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, State and Workers
in a Changing China
, Cornell University Press, pp. 17-35, 2011.
Park, Albert, Dean Yang, Xinzheng Shi, and Yuan Jiang. “Exporting and Firm Performance: Chinese
Exporters and the Asian Financial Crisis,”
Review of Economics and Statistics 92(4): 822–842, 2010.
Strauss, John, Xiaoyan Lei, Albert Park, Yan Shen, James P. Smith, Zhe Yang, and Yaohui Zhao. “Health
Outcomes and Socio-Economic Status Among the Elderly in China: Evidence from the CHARLS Pilot,”
Journal of Population Aging 3(3-4): 111-142, 2010
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang. “Community Development and Poverty Alleviation: An Evaluation of
China’s Poor Village Investment Program,”
Journal of Public Economics, 94(9-10): 790-799, 2010.
Park, Albert, and Dewen Wang, “Migration and Urban Poverty and Inequality in China,”
China Economic
Journal
, 3(1): 49-67, 2010.
Park, Albert, Fang Cai, and Yang Du. “Can China Meet Her Employment Challenges?” in Jean Oi, Scott
Rozelle, and Xuegang Zhou, eds.,
Growing Pains: Tensions and Opportunities in China’s Transformation
(Stanford: Stanford Asia-Pacific Research Center), pp. 27-55, 2010.
Cai, Fang, Yaohui Zhao, and Albert Park. “The Chinese Labor Market in the Reform Era,” in Loren
Brandt and Thomas Rawski, eds.,
China’s Economic Transition: Origins, Mechanism, and Consequences,
Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Park, Albert. “Rural-Urban Inequality in China,” in Shahid Yusuf and Karen Nabeshima, eds.
China
Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies
(Washington, D.C.: The World Bank), 2008.
Park, Albert, and Minggao Shen. “Refinancing and Decentralization: Evidence from China,”
Journal of
Economic Behavior and Organization
66(3-4): 703-730, 2008.
Hannum, Emily, Albert Park, and Kai-Ming Cheng. “Introduction: Market Reforms and Educational
Opportunity in China,” in Emily Hannam and Albert Park, eds.,
Education and Reform in China
(Routledge), 2007.
Hannum, Emily, and Albert Park. “Families, Classrooms, and Educational Engagement in Rural Gansu,
China,” in Emily Hannam and Albert Park, eds.,
Education and Reform in China (Routledge), 2007.
Li, Wen, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. “School Equity in Rural China,” in Emily Hannam and Albert
Park, eds.,
Education and Reform in China (Routledge), 2007.
Giles, John, Albert Park, and Fang Cai. “Re-employment of Dislocated Workers in Urban China: the Roles
of Information and Incentives,”
Journal of Comparative Economics 34(3): 582-607, 2006.
Park, Albert. “Risk and Household Grain Management in Developing Countries,”
The Economic Journal
116(514): 1088-1115, 2006.
Giles, John, Albert Park, and Fang Cai. “How Has Economic Restructuring Affected China’s Urban
Workers?,”
The China Quarterly 0(177): 61-95, 2006.
Park, Albert. “Using Survey Data in Social Science Research in Developing Countries,” in Perecman,
Ellen, and Sara Curran, eds. A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays and Bibliographic
Sources on Research Design, Methodology, and Fieldwork (SAGE Publications), 2006.
Du, Yang, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. “Migration and Rural Poverty in China,”
Journal of
Comparative Economics
33(4): 688-709, 2005.
Zhang, Junsen, Yaohui Zhao, Albert Park, Xiaoqing Song,. “Economic Returns to Schooling in Urban
China, 1988 to 2001,”
Journal of Comparative Economics 33(4): 730-752, 2005.
Giles, John, Albert Park, and Juwei Zhang. “What is China’s True Unemployment Rate?”
China
Economic Review
16(2): 149-170, 2005.
Brandt, Loren, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. “Are China’s Financial Reforms Leaving the Poor
Behind?” in Yasheng Huang, Edward Steinfeld, and Anthony Saich, eds.,
Financial Sector Reform in
China
(Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Press), 2004.
Park, Albert, Changqing Ren, and Sangui Wang. “Microfinance, Poverty Alleviation, and Financial
Reform in China,”
Rural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in China (Paris: OECD), 2004.
Park, Albert, and Minggao Shen. “Joint Liability Lending and the Rise and Fall of China’s Township and
Village Enterprises,”
Journal of Development Economics 71: 497-531, 2003.
Park, Albert, Loren Brandt, and John Giles. “Competition Under Credit Rationing: Theory and Evidence
from Rural China,”
Journal of Development Economics 71: 463-495, 2003.
Brown, Phil, and Albert Park. “Education and Poverty in Rural China,”
Economics of Education Review
21: 523-541, 2002.
Park, Albert, Sangui Wang, and Guobao Wu.
Regional Poverty Targeting in China,” Journal of Public
Economics
86(1): 123-153, 2002.
Park, Albert, Hehui Jin, Scott Rozelle, and Jikun Huang. “Market Emergence and Transition: Transaction
Costs, Arbitrage, and Autarky in China’s Grain Markets,”
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
84(1): 67-82, 2002.
Hannum, Emily, and Albert Park. “Educating China’s Rural Children for the 21st Century,” Harvard China
Review
, April 2002.
Gale, Fred, and Albert Park. “Rural Development: Can Rural Income Growth Accelerate?” in Fred Gale,
ed.,
China’s Food and Agriculture: Issues for the 21st Century (Washington, D.C.: USDA), pp. 47-49,2002.
Park, Albert, and Kaja Sehrt. “Tests of Financial Intermediation and Banking Reform in China,”
Journal
of Comparative Economics
29: 608-644, 2001.
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang. “China’s Poverty Statistics,”
China Economic Review 12: 384-398, 2001.
Park, Albert, and Changqing Ren. “Microfinance with Chinese Characteristics,”
World Development
29(1): 3-62, 2001.
Park, Albert. “Trade Integration and the Prospects for Rural Enterprise Development in China,”
China’s
Agriculture in the International Trading System
(Paris: OECD), pp. 184-207, 2001.
Rozelle, Scott, Albert Park, Hehui Jin, and Jikun Huang. “Bureaucrat to Entrepreneur: the Changing Role
of the State in China’s Grain Economy,”
Economic Development and Cultural Change 48(2): 227-252,
2000.
Park, Albert. “Banking for the Poor,”
Chinabrief, May 1999.
Park, Albert, and Scott Rozelle. “Reforming State-Market Relations in Rural China,”
The Economics of
Transition
6(2): 461-480, 1998.
Rozelle, Scott, Albert Park, Changqing Ren, and Vince Bezinger. “Targeted Poverty Investments and
Economic Growth in China,”
World Development 26 (12): 2137-2151, 1998.
Williams, Jeffrey, Ann Peck, Albert Park, and Scott Rozelle. “The Emergence of a Futures Market:
Mungbeans on the China Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange,”
The Journal of Futures Markets 18(4): 427-
448, 1998.
Rozelle, Scott, Albert Park, Jikun Huang, and Hehui Jin. “Liberalization and Rural Market Integration in
China,”
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79(2): 635-642, 1997.
Park, Albert, Scott Rozelle, Christine Wong, and Changqing Ren. “Distributional Consequences of
Reforming Local Public Finance in China,”
The China Quarterly 147: 751-778, 1996.
Park, Albert, and Changqing Ren. “Resource Flows, Markets and Economic Development in China's Poor
Areas,”
Asia Prashant 3(1): 21-48, 1996.
Park, Albert, and Bruce Johnston. “Rural Development and Dynamic Externalities in Taiwan’s Structural
Transformation,”
Economic Development and Cultural Change 44(1): 181-208, 1995.
Johnston, Bruce, and Albert Park. “Dynamic Externalities and Structural Change in Kenya,” in John
Mellor, ed.,
Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press),
1995.
Johnston, Bruce, and Albert Park. “Strategic Notions and Great Policies: Reflections on Taiwan’s
Experience with Economic Transformation,” in John Montgomery and Denis Rodinelli, eds.,
Great
Policies: Strategic Innovations in Asia and the Pacific
(Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Praeger
Publishers), 1995.

Park, Albert, Scott Rozelle, and Fang Cai. “China’s Grain Policy Reforms: Implications for Equity,
Stabilization, and Efficiency,”
China Economic Review 5(1): 15-33, 1994.
Park, Albert. ”Grain Market Liberalization in Shaanxi Province,” USDA Economic Research Service,
Asia
& Pacific Rim Agriculture and Trade Notes
, November 15, 1993.
Books
Hannum, Emily, and Albert Park, eds. Education and Reform in China (Routledge), 2007.
Reviews
Review of Power and Wealth in Rural China, by Susan Whiting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2001),
Journal of Economic Literature 41(1): 257-258.
Review of
Analytical Development Economics, by Kaushik Basu (Cambridge: Oxford University Press,
1997),
Economica.
Review of
Financing Local Government in the People’s Republic of China, edited by Christine Wong
(Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1997),
Journal of Comparative Economics, 1998.
Review of
China’s Economic Reforms, by Shangquan Gao (London: Routledge Press, 1996), Journal of
Economic Literature
, 1997.
Review of
Financial Reform in China, edited by On Kit Tam; Fiscal Management and Economic Reform in
the People’s Republic of China
, by Christine Wong, Christopher Heady, and Wing Thye Woo, and Banking
and Financial Control in Reforming Planned Economies
, by Haiqun Yang, The China Quarterly, 1998.
Books in Chinese
Zhang, Baomin, Albert Park, and Changqing Ren, eds. Resource Flows and Poverty Alleviation (Taiyuan:
Shanxi Economic Press), 1997.
Articles in Chinese
Park, Albert, and Changqing Ren. “Microfinance with Chinese Characteristics.” In China's Rural
Development Report 1
, (Beijing: Social Sciences Document Press House [shehui kexue wenxian
chubanshe]), 2001.
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang. “Credit Supply and Demand of the Poor Households in China,”
Annual
Report on Economic and Technological Development in Agriculture
(Beijing: China Agricultural Press),
2001.
Park, Albert, Sangui Wang, and Guobao Wu. “Assessing China’s War on Poverty,”
Annual Report on
Economic and Technological Development in Agriculture
(Beijing: China Agricultural Press), 1999.
Morduch, Jonathan, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. "Microfinance in China,"
Problems in Agricultural
Economics
3, 1998; also published in Poverty and Development 6: 1-8, 1997.
Park, Albert, and Changqing Ren. "Resource Flows, Markets, and Economic Development in China’s Poor
Areas,"
Problems in Agricultural Economics 3: 20-28, 1996. Also published in Zhang, Baomin, Albert
Park, and Changqing Ren, eds. Resource Flows and Poverty Alleviation (Taiyuan: Shanxi Economic Press),
1997.
Park, Albert, and Changqing Ren. "A Model of Self-sufficiency and Household Production Response to
Risk,"
Agricultural Technology Econonomics 5: 22-26, 1995. Also published in Omnibus of Best Poverty
Papers
, Vol. 1, (Beijing: People’s Press), 2001.
Chen, Fan, Albert Park, and Scott Rozelle. "Evaluation of the Effectiveness of China’s Poverty Alleviaton
Investments,"
The Tribune of Economic Development 6: 16-22, 1994.
Park, Albert. "Grain Market Liberalization in Shaanxi Province,"
The Journal of Rural Social Economics
40-44, Beijing Agricultural University, May 1994.
Other Papers
Park, Albert, Yaowu Wu, and Yang Du. Informal Employment in Urban China: Measurement and
Implications,
China Economic Review, revise and resubmit.
Giles, John, Albert Park, Meiyan Wang, and Juwei Zhang. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,
Disruptions to Schooling, and the Returns to Schooling in Urban China,” under review.
Zhao, Jimin, Shengyuan Zhang, and Albert Park, Travel Behavior, Energy Use, and Carbon Emissions:
Evidence from Shenzhen, China, under review.
Park, Albert, and Lingwei Wu, Are Only Children More Depressed? Evidence from China’s One Child
Policy.
Shu Cai, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. Microfinance Can Raise Incomes: Evidence from Village Banking
in Poor Villages in China
Ichimura, Hidehiko, Chulhee Lee, Jinkook Lee, Xiaoyan Lei, Albert Park, Yasu Sawada. Psychological
Well-being of the Elderly in China, Korea, and Japan
Park, Albert, Yang Du, and John Giles, Labor Regulation and Firm Employment in China
Park, Albert, and Qing Xia. Age-Expenditure Patterns for Health Care in China: Are the Rural Elderly
Vulnerable?
Lee, Leng, and Albert Park. Parental Migration and Child Development in Rural China.
Park, Albert, and Maria Porter. Housing Windfalls and Intergenerational Transfers in China.
Hannum, Emily, and Albert Park. “Early Academic Engagement, Parental Plans, and Educational
Attainment in Developing Countries: Evidence from Rural Northwest China,” under revision for
Social
Forces
, 2009.
Liu, Xuejun, Albert Park, and Yaohui Zhao, “Explaining Rising Returns to Education in the 1990s,” 2010.
Park, Albert, Xiaohua Li, Xiaoqing Song, Junsen Zhang, and Yaohui Zhao. “Returns to Skill, Labor
Market Transition, and the Rise of Wage Inequality in Urban China, 1988 to 2003,” 2008.
Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang. “Are China’s Poor Able to Work?” 2008.

Mangyo, Eiji, and Albert Park. “Impact of Health Insurance on Physician Visits by the Elderly: A Natural
Experiment in Taiwan,” 2005.
Park, Albert, and Pungpond Rukumnuaykit. “Eat Drink Man Woman: Testing for Gender Bias in China
Using Individual Nutrient Intake Data.”
Giles, John, Emily Hannum, Albert Park, and Juwei Zhang, “Life Skills, Schooling, and the Labor Market
in Urban China: New Insights from Adult Literacy Measurement,” ICSEAD Working Paper Vol. 2003-21.
Du, Yang, and Albert Park. “Blunting the Razor’s Edge: Regional Development in China.”
Kan, Kamhon, and Albert Park. “Dynamics of Elderly Living Arrangements in Taiwan.”
Park, Albert, and Emily Hannum. “How Do Teacher Characteristics Affect Student Learning in
Developing Countries?: Evidence from Matched Teacher-Student Data from Rural China.”
Work in Progress
Xuechao Qian, and Albert Park, Educational Discrimination Against Migrant Children and School
Location Choice in China
Park, Albert, Xiaobo Qu, Sangui Wang, Susie Xu, and Jane Zhang, Returns to Vocational High School in
China
Park, Albert, and Xianqiang Zou, Intergenerational Mobility Pathways: Evidence from a Long Panel from
Rural China
Xianqiang Zou, and Albert Park, Intergenerational Mobility and China’s One Child Policy
Zeyuan Chen, and Albert Park. Rural Pensions, Intra-household Bargaining, and Elderly Medical
Expenditure in China
Shu Cai, and Albert Park, Migration and Subjective Well-being of the Left Behind
Shu Cai, and Albert Park, Explaining Differences in Experienced Utility Among Individuals and Over
Time in Developing Countries
Evidence from Rural China
Albert Park and Yaohui Zhao, Labor Market Segmentation in China
Albert Park and Sangui Wang, Choosing the Optimal Level of Regional Targeting: Lessons from China
Albert Park, Sangui Wang, Shubham Chaudhuri, and Gaurav Datt, Poverty Concentration and Regional
Targeting
Albert Park, Yasu Sawada, and Sangui Wang, School Relocation and Child Development after the
Wenchuan Earthquake
Albert Park and Taichang Chen, Migration and Support for the Elderly

CONSULTING
World Bank, Early Child Development Report, 2009.
World Bank, China Rural Education Fee Reforms, 2007.

World Bank, China Urban Service Delivery, 2005.
World Bank, China Poverty Assessment Report, 2004-2006.
World Bank, Rural-Urban Inequality in China, 2004.
World Bank, China’s Unemployment Rate, 2003.
OECD, Microfinance Programs in China, 2003.
World Bank, Strengthening the Management of China’s Fiscal Poverty Alleviation Funds, 2002-2003.
World Bank, China’s Poverty Alleviation Strategies, 2000.
World Bank, Rural Financial Reform in China, 1998.
World Bank, China’s Grain Markets, 1995.

SURVEY PROJECTS
Co-principle Investigator, China Urban Labor Survey III, 2010. Survey of urban residents and migrants
in six large Chinese cities, five of which were previously surveyed as part of first and second waves of the
China Urban Labor Survey in 2001 and 2005. Funded by a Multi-donor Trust Fund (MDTF) administered
by the World Bank Social Protection and Labor Unit. With Institute of Population and Labor Economics,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Investigator,
National Survey of Manufacturing Firms, 2009. Surveyed 2000 manufacturing firms in 8
provinces, focus on impacts of economic crisis, implementation of labor regulations, and credit contracts.
With People’s Bank of China.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), 2009-2013.
National health and retirement survey of adults aged 45 and older in 2011 and 2013. Funded by NIH
Institute of Aging.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study Pilot, 2007-2009. Pilot
survey in Gansu and Zhejiang of more than 2000 adults aged 45 and older, with intention to expand to
larger set of provinces to be surveyed biannually. Funded by NIH Institute of Aging. With China Center
for Economic Research, Peking University.
Co-principle Investigator,
Gansu of Children and Families III, 2007. Re-survey of 2000 9-12 year-old
children in rural areas, their mothers, families, teachers, school principals, and villages in 20 counties in
Gansu. New surveys of 1400 9-15 year-olds in 2007 in same sample villages. Funded by UK Economic
and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the World Bank.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Urban Labor Survey II, 2005. Surveys of urban residents and migrants
in same five large Chinese cities surveyed as part of first wave of the China Urban Labor Survey.
Additional surveys of migrants in 7 smaller cities. Focus on labor market outcomes and access to social
insurance programs. Funded by the World Bank, with the Institute of Population and Labor Economics,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Co-principle Investigator,
Gansu Survey of Children and Families II, 2004. Re-survey of 2000 9-12
year-old children in rural areas, their mothers, families, teachers, school principals, and villages in 20
counties in Gansu. Expanded physical and mental health components. Additional data collection project to
evaluate randomized intervention that provided eyeglasses to primary school students to study effect of
vision on academic performance. U.S. collaborators: Emily Hannum, Harvard University; and Paul
Glewwe, University of Minnesota. Chinese collaborating organization: Northwest Normal University.
Funding: two-year seed grant from Fogharty Foundation, World Bank Research Department.
Investigator,
Perceptions of Social Inequality in China, 2002-2004. Survey to examine perceived and
actual inequality among 8000 urban residents and migrants in eight Chinese cities. U.S. collaborator:
Marty Whyte, Harvard University. Chinese collaborating organization: Center for Research on
Contemporary China, Peking University.

Investigator, SOE Privatization and Enterprise Development in China, 2002. Survey of 1000
enterprises in Zhejiang Province. Collaborators: Hongbin Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chinese
collaborating organization: School of Economics, Zhejiang University.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Urban Labor Survey, fall 2001. Survey of 5000 urban resident and
migrant households and neighborhoods in four Chinese cities (Fuzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan, and
Xian). Follow-up
China Adult Literacy Survey in spring 2002 to test adult literacy of sampled workers.
U.S. collaborators: John Giles, Michigan State University. Chinese collaborating organization: Institute of
Population Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Funding: Ford Foundation, Michigan State
University, University of Michigan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ICSEAD.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Rural Poverty Survey II, 2001. Survey of 600 rural households,
including anthropometric measurements, and local villages, schools, medical clinics, and rural financial
institutions in four officially-designated poor counties in Gansu, Shaanxi, Guizhou, and Sichuan. Half of
sample is panel from the China Rural Poverty Survey I. Survey of 1000 villages in the same four counties
on the provision of local public goods. Chinese collaborating organization: China Poverty Research
Association, and Institute of Agricultural Economics, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Funding: Ford Foundation.
Co-principle Investigator,
Gansu Survey of Children and Families, 2000. Survey of 2000 9-12 year-old
children in rural areas, their mothers, families, teachers, school principals, and villages in 20 counties in
Gansu. Survey of 1000 teachers in same village schools. U.S. collaborator: Emily Hannum, Harvard
University. Chinese collaborating organization: Northwest Normal University. Funding: Spencer
Foundation.
Participant,
Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan, Wave 4, 1999. Survey of
2000 elderly in Taiwan. Collaborators: Al Hermalin, University of Michigan, Jack Chang, Taiwan
Provincial Family Planning Institute.
Investigator,
Rural Financial Institutions, Enterprises, and Local Governments in Rural Areas, 1998
and 1999. Surveys of 200 rural financial institutions, 250 enterprises, and 100 township leaders in two
interior provinces in 1999 (Shanxi and Sichuan) and two coastal provinces in 1998 (Zhejiang and Jiangsu).
Collaborators: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto; Minggao Shen, Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology; Hongbin Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Sangui Wang, Institute of Agricultural
Economics, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Funding: Ford Foundation and William Davidson
Institute, University of Michigan.
Co-principle Investigator,
China Rural Poverty Survey I, 1998. Survey of 450 rural households,
including anthropometric measurements, and local villages, schools, medical clinics, and rural financial
institutions in six officially-designated poor counties in Gansu, Shaanxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Jiangxi, and
Henan. Survey of 800 rural households in NGO and government microfinance program sites. U.S.
collaborator: Scott Rozelle, University of California at Davis. Chinese collaborating organization: China
Poverty Research Association. Funding: Ford and Luce Foundations.
Investigator,
China National Village Survey

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