Research Papers


An Empirical Equilibrium Model of Formal and Informal Credit Markets in Developing Countries,” [ABSTRACT] May. 2021, Conditionally Accepted, Review of Economic Dynamics

Estimating the Effects of Educational System Consolidation: The Case of China’s Rural School Closure Initiative,” [ABSTRACT] February 2020, Forthcoming, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 70/1 (October 2021), Emily Hannum, Xiaoying Liu, and Fan Wang

Early Life Height and Weight Production Functions with Endogenous Energy and Protein Inputs,” [ABSTRACT] September 2016, 65-81, Economics & Human Biology, 22, Esteban Puentes, Fan Wang, Jere R. Behrman, Flavio Cunha, John Hoddinott, John A. Maluccio, Linda S. Adair, Judith Borja and Reynaldo Martorell

Working Papers

“You are What Your Parents Expect: Height and Local Reference Points,” Apr. 2021, Revised and Resubmitted, Journal of Econometrics, Fan Wang, Esteban Puentes, Jere R. Behrman, and Flavio Cunha


“Women’s Labor Force Participation and the Distribution of the Gender Wage Gap,” June 2021, Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy, Sonia R. Bhalotra, Manuel Fernandez, and Fan Wang


“Same Environment, Stratified Impacts? Air Pollution, Extreme Temperatures, and Birth Weight in South China,” May 2021, Revise and Resubmit, Social Science Research, Xiaoying Liu, Jere Behrman, Emily Hannum, Fan Wang and Qingguo Zhao


“Fewer, Better Pathways for All? Intersectional Impacts of Rural School Consolidation in China’s Minority Regions,” June 2021, Submitted, Emily Hannum and Fan Wang


“Optimal Allocations to Heterogeneous Agents with an Application to the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks,” May 2021, Submitted, Vegard M. Nygaard, Bent E. Sørensen, and Fan Wang, Subsumes and Replaces Wang (2020) and Nygaard, Sørensen, and Wang (2020)


Research in Progress

“Distinguishing Constraints on Savings and Their Impact on Inequality,” June 2021, Gautham Udupa and Fan Wang

“A Choice Amongst Many: Household Borrowing in a Setting with Multiple Providers,” February 2019, Robert M. Townsend, and Fan Wang

“Height Growth Paths and Optimal Nutritional Subsidies,” February 2019, Jere R. Behrman, Flavio Cunha, Esteban Puentes, and Fan Wang

“Investments in the Human Capital of Children in Village Economies,” June 2017, Flavio Cunha, Robert M. Townsend, and Fan Wang

“Catch-up effects in Health Outcomes-Linear and Quantile Regression Estimates from Four Countries,” May 2017, with Jere R. Behrman, Andreas Georgiadis, Subha Mani, and Fan Wang