Current Research

Working Papers

“The Distribution of the Gender Wage Gap: An Equilibrium Model,” August 2023, Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy, Sonia R. Bhalotra, Manuel Fernández, and Fan Wang

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“Are Natural Disasters Disastrous for Learning? Evidence from Seven Asian Countries,” December 2023, Yujie Zhang, Jere R. Behrman, Emily Hannum, Minhaj Mahmud, and Fan Wang

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“From Population Growth to Demographic Scarcity: Emerging Challenges to Global Primary Education Provision in the Twenty-first Century,” June 2024, Emily Hannum, Jeonghyeok Kim, and Fan Wang

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“Occupation Flexibility and the Gender Wage Gap in the UK,” February 2023, Liza Benny, Sonia R. Bhalotra, Manuel Fernández, and Fan Wang

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Research in Progress

Timing lumpy investments with informal bridge loans and clunky formal loans: Evidence from Thailand,” February 2024, Anil Jain, Robert M. Townsend, and Fan Wang

“Breathing inequality: Pollution Exposure Burden Among Sociodemographic Groups,” Xiuqi Yang, Emily Hannum, Jere R. Behrman, and Fan Wang

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

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