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School of Labour and Human Resources at Renmin University of China, founded in 1983, has grown to become a foremost teaching and research institute in China, accompanied by the deepening of China's economic reform as well as the continuous amelioration of labour market. Through a series of research, teaching and social services activities, our school undertakes the lofty mission to create innovative knowledge for China¡¯s ...
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Zhao Zhong Professor

    Zhao Zhong, Professor and PhD Supervisor of the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China.
    He got his BA in economics from the Department of International Economics in Renmin University of China in 1991, and PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins Uniersity in 2002.
    Before he joined the faculty of Renmin University of China, Professor Zhao was Senior Research Associate of IZA, Bonn.
    He once worked in the Ministry of Finance in Yunnan as well as Peking University, and visited University of Southern California and Tinbergen Institute. His research areas include labor economics, evaluation of social projects and public poicy, applied micro-econometrics, health economics and China economics.His research results have been published in many famous journals, including Economic Research Journal, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management World, the Journal of World Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics¡¢Journal of Population Economics¡¢Review of Income and Wealth and Economics Letters.
Research Field

    Labor economics, Evaluation of social projects and public poicy, Applied micro-econometrics, Health economics and China economics
Education and Work Experience

    Education:
    1996.9-2001.8 The Johns Hopkins University
    2002.5 Ph.D in economics
    1998.5 Master in economics
    1987.9-1991.7 Renmin University of China
    1991.7 BA in economics, majored in international economics
 
    Work Experience:
    2008.12- to date Professor, School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China
    2009.1- to date Research Fellow, IZA
    2005.1-2008.12 Research Associate and Senior Research Associate, IZA
    2008.1-2008.12 Deputy Director, Project of Transformation of IZA and Newly-emerging Country
    2005.10 Visiting Scholar, Tinbergen Institute
    2001.9-2005.12 Lecturer, China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University
    2004.1-2004.5 Guest Professor, the Department of Economics, University of Southern California
    1991.7-1996.8 Civil Servant, Ministry of Finance, Yunnan
   
    Social Service:
    Member of the Program Committee of the 24th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association in 2009.
    Member of the Program Committee of the Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference in 2008
    Member of the Program Committee of the 23rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association in 2008
    Member of the Program Committee of WEAI 2007 Pacific Rim Conference
    Member of the Program Committee of the Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference in 2005
    Director of the Chinese Economists Society in 2004-2005
   
    Anonymous Reviewer:
    American Economic Review, Biometrika, China Economic Review, Economic Development and Culture Change, Economic Systems, Empirical Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Population Economics, Research in Labor Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economic Research Journal, Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of World Economy
Journal Articles

    Earnings Differences between Chinese and Indian Wage Earners, 1987-2004, Review of Income and Wealth, to be printed, (co-authoring with Olivier Bargain, Sumon Kumar Bhaumik and Manisha Chakrabarty)
    The Fertility Effect of Catastrophe: U.S. Hurricane Births, Journal of Population Economics, to be printed,( co-authoring with Richard Evans and Hu Yingxiao)
    Sensitivity of Propensity Score Methods to the Specifications, Economics Letters ,Vol.98, No.3( Mar.,2008)
    Health Demand and Health Determinants in China, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol.6, No.1(Feb.,2008)
    Migration, Labor Market Flexibility, and Wage Determination in China: A Review, The Developing Economies, Vol.43, No.2(June, 2005)
    The Short-Term Impacts of SARS on Chinese Economy,¡± Asian Economic Papers,Vol.3, No.1(winter, 2004)(co-authoring with Hai Wen, Wang Jian and Hou Zhenggang)
    Using Matching to Estimate Treatment Effects: Data Requirement, Matching Metrics and Monte Carlo Evidence, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol.86, No.1(Feb., 2004)
    Effects of Aging on Rural Consumption and Income Inequality, Economic Research Journal, Dec.,2008(co-authoring with Qu Zhaopeng)
    Measure China¡¯s Health Inequalities Using Self-rated Health Data, China Labor Economics, No.4, 2005(Apr.,2006)
    Health Condition and Influence Factors of China¡¯s Rural Population, Management World, No.3, 2006(Mar., 2006)
    The Economics of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Health Economics Research, No.11,2005(Nov., 2005)
    The Health Needs of Chinese Urban Residents and Grossman Model -- Using Section Data, Economic Research Journal, No.10, 2005(Oct., 2005)
    Theory of Health Needs and Empirical Analysis Method, the Journal of World Economy, No.4, 2005(Apr., 2005)
    China's Urban-rural Immigration - What We Know, and What Else Should We Know?, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.3, No.3(Apr.,2004)
    Revisiting the Role of Market and Government in the Health Care Market, China Primary Health Care Journal, Vol.17, No.10(Mar., 2003), (co-authoring with Wang Jian and Shi Guang)
    Effects of Work-study on Graduates¡¯ Income, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.2, No.3(Apr., 2003)
   
    Chapters of Proceedings:
    Analysis of Health and Longevity in Oldest-Old Population: A Health Capital Approach, Healthy Longevity in China: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Psychological Dimensions, edited by Yi Zeng, Dudley Poston, Denese Ashbaugh Vlosky and Danan Gu, Springer Press, Apr.,2008
    The Characteristics and Economic Analysis of Rural Migrants, Labor migration in transition China, edited by Cai Fang and Bai Nansheng, Social Sciences Academic Press, June, 2006
    Effects of Economic Factors on the Elderly¡¯s Mortality and Health, Analyses of the Determinants of Healthy Longevity, edited by Zeng Yi, Peking University Press, May, 2004
    
    Working papers:
    Vouchers and Caseworkers in Public Training Programs: Evidence for the Hartz Reform in Germany,(co-authoring with Ulf Rinne and Arne Uhlendorff), IZA Discussion Papers, No.3910, Dec.,2008
    Urban-Rural Consumption Inequality in China from 1988 to 2002: Evidence from Quantile Regression Decomposition,( co-authoring with Qu Zhaopeng), IZA Discussion Papers, No.3659, Aug.,2008
    Earnings Instability and Earnings Inequality in Urban China: 1989-2006, IZA Discussion Papers, No.3270, Dec., 2007
    Evaluating Continuous Training Programs Using the Generalized Propensity Score,(co-authoring with Jochen Kluve, Hilmar Schneider and Arne Uhlendorff), IZA Discussion Papers, No.3255, Dec., 2007
    Relative Efficiency, Scale Effect, and Scope Effect of Public Hospitals: Evidence from Australia, (co-authoring with Wang Jian and Amir Mahmood), IZA Discussion Papers, No.2520, Dec., 2006
    Matching Estimators and the Data from the National Supported Work Demonstration Again, IZA Discussion Papers, No.2375, Oct., 2006
Book

    Economic Analysis of Health, Medical Service and Infectious Diseases, Peking University Press, Sep., 2007
Research Project

    The Impact of SARS on the Chinese Economy and the Countermeasures, National Natural Science Funds, 2003-2004, (principal of this project: Hai Wen)
    Chinese Labor and Human Capital Market After WTO, 211 Project, 2003-2004
    The Sensitivity Analysis of Preference Match Method in Social Project Evaluation, the Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, 2003-2004
    Empirical Research on China's Health and Sanitation Service Demand, China Medical Board, 2003-2004, (principal of the project, working with Hou Zhenggang)
Academic Exchange

    Evaluation of the Return of the Federal Work-Study Program on Post College Earnings, Labor Market Policies and Social Welfare Project Assessment Seminar , Halle Institute for Economic Research, Halle, Germany, Dec., 1999
    The First Chinese Economics Annual Meeting, Paper Appraiser, Beijing, Oct., 2001
    Effects of Work-study on Graduates¡¯ Income, the Second Chinese Economics Annual Meeting, Xi¡¯an, Oct., 2002
    The Short-Term Impacts of SARS on Chinese Economy, the Fourth Conference of the International Health Economics Association, San Francisco, United States, June, 2003
    Using Matching to Estimate Treatment Effects: Data Requirement, Matching Metrics and An Application, 2003 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Evanston, United States, June, 2003
    Using Matching to Estimate Treatment Effects: Data Requirement, Matching Metrics and Monte Carlo Evidence, the 58th European Meeting of Econometric Society, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug., 2003
    China's Urban-rural Imigration - What We Know, and What Else Should We Know?, The Third Chinese Economics Annual Meeting, Shanghai, Dec., 2003
    How Important is Economic Status in Determining the Health Outcome and Longevity of the Oldest Old in China, Factors in Determining China¡¯s Health and Longevity Seminar, Max Plank Institute for Population, Rostock, Germany, Aug., 2004
    The Economics of Infectious Diseases, 2004 SARS and Bird Flu International Academic Seminar, China's Ministry of Health, Beijing, Aug., 2004
    Data Issues of Using Matching Methods to Estimate Treatment Effect: An Illustration with the NSW Data Set, the 14th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group, Evanston, United States, Oct., 2004
    Changes in Household Income Distribution in Urban China: 1988-1999, International Symposium On Researching Economic Transition Using Microdata, Beijing, May, 2005
    Self-Reported Health Status in Urban China,the Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference in 2005, Chongqing, June, 2005
    Measure China¡¯s Health Inequalities Using Self-rated Health Data, the Fifth Chinese Economics Annual Meeting, Xiamen, Dec., 2005
    Evaluation of the Return of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) on Post College Earnings, Eastern Economic Association Conference 2006, Philadelphia, United States, Feb., 2006
    Sensitivity of Propensity Score Methods to Its Specifications, 2006 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Minneapolis, United States, Jun., 2006
    Changes in Household Income Distribution in Urban China: 1988-1999, the Chinese Economics Annual Meeting 2006, Shanghai, Jul., 2006
    Urban-Rural Consumption Inequality in China from 1988 to 2002: Evidence from Quintile Regression Decomposition, Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference , Honolulu, United States, Jul., 2008
    Bargaining Power and Intra-Household Time Allocation in Rural China,the Fifth IZA Prize in Labor Economics, Bonn, Germany, Dec., 2008
Award

    First Prize of the Ninth Humanities and Social Science Research Excellent Achievements, Peking University, 2004
Contact

    Address: School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, Zhongguancun Street No.59, Haidian, Beijing, China
    Postcode: 100872
    Telephone: +86-10-82502205
    Fax: +86-10-62513427
    Email: mr.zhong.zhao@googlemail.com

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