Family Name Du
Given Name Yang
Contact Information Institute of Population and Labor Economics, CASS, MCC Tower, No. 28, Shuguangxili Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028
Ph. D Agricultural Economics (Zhejiang University) 1999
Msc Agricultural Economics (Anhui Agricultural University) 1996
BSc Agricultural Economics and Management (Anhui Agricultural University) 1993
Other Training Winrock International: Ph D. program for Applied Economics, 1996-1998
Husheng Awards in Economics, 2003
Excellent Paper of CASS, 2002, 2004
Research Interests Labor Economics, Economic Growth, Population Economics, Human Capital Theory
2006 – present Professor, Institute of Population and Labor Economics and Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;
Chief of Division of Labor and Human Capital, Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;
Deputy Director of Research Center for Human Resources, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Ph. D students advisor in CASS graduate School,
2004-present Member of academic committee of Institute of Population and Labor Economics; Editor of China Labor Economics
2001-2006 Associate Professor, Institute of Population and Labor Economics and Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;
1999-2001 Assistant Professor, Division of Labor and Human Capital, Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Nov-Dec, 2005, visiting scholar at Asia Pacific School, Australian National University, Australia;
June, 2002-June, 2003, visiting scholar at Department of Economics, University of Michigan;
November, 2001-Jan, 2002, visiting scholar at WIDER and UNU, Helsinki, Finland;
June-July, 2001, visiting scholar at Asia Pacific School, Australian National University
The Impacts of Global Financial Crisis on China
Consultant for the UNDP, 2009. The paper is a country case study for China to meet the strong demand for the technical and policy advice on the design and expansion of safety net programmes to help protect vulnerable groups.
Asses the Hkou Reform in Chongqing
Consultant for the World Bank, 2009. The project is to examine the hukou reform in Chongqing and its impacts on labor market development, on income inequality changes, and to discuss the policy options of rural-urban integration.
Aging and Employment in China
Consultant for ILO, 2008. The project focuses on poverty situations of the old people and discusses the role of employment on poverty reduction for the elderly.
Reducing Inequality in Guangdong through Labor Market
Consultant for the World Bank, 2008. The project is to examine the role of labor market development on income inequality changes in Guangdong and to discuss the policy options of reducing inequality through labor market.
Labor Market Development in China: Situations, Legal Framework, and Implications
Consultant for OECD, 2008. The project is to review labor market development, recent trend, and legal framework in recent years of China. The paper also tries to find the implications of those changes for economic growth in the future.
Reshaping China’s Welfare System
Principal investigator. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation in 2007-2009. The project is going to discuss welfare system integration among regions and between rural and urban areas. Raise policy recommendation on unification of welfare system in China.
Analysis on China’s Minimum Wage System
Consultant for ILO, 2007. Review the policy changes, implementation, impacts on individual, criteria of Minimum Wage in urban China .
Labour Market Scenarios for the Decent Work Decade in China
Consultant for ILO, 2007. The project is to review the labor market trend in recent years and predict the labor market scenarios in the next decade. Based on the analysis, policy suggestions were raised for the Decent Work in China.
Urbanization Studies on China
Consultant for CERP. The project is to analyze the speed, trend, and policy issues related to urbanization in China. A brief policy report was submitted to Chinese top policy makers.
Employment in Fast Growing Regions of China
Consultant for the World Bank. The project is to compare the employment pattern and labor market characteristics between China’s fast growing regions and other areas.
China’s NCMS: Economic Implications for Households
Team leader and principal investigator with responsibility of designing research framework, survey instruments, and conference arrangement, the research will focus on the households’ economic response to New Cooperative Medical System in rural China. (Ford Foundation, 2006)
Poverty Assessment in Urban China
One of the Principal investigators with the responsibility of designing survey instruments and leading household survey in 12 cities, research on Assessment of social assistance coverage in Urban China, Explaining changes in urban poverty rates and causes over time, etc, (the World Bank, 2005)
National Strategy of Population Development
Study on public policy on education and propose policy recommendations on how to improve the efficiency of Chinese education input. (Premier Funds, 2004-2005)
Guangdong Strategy of Population Development
Research on economic development and employment in Guangdong and propose policy recommendations in the future. (Guangdong Provincial Government)
Efficiency of Social Protection in Urban China
Principal investigator with the responsibility of designing the research Framework, of directing the household surveys in China’s cities, and of evaluating the efficiency of social security program implemented in urban China. (National Science Foundation of China, 2004- , and Funds for Returned Chinese Scholar from Overseas, 2004-)
Millennium Development Goals Baseline Study in Weihai
Team leader and Principal researcher, overview of the condition of Weihai relevant to the UN Millennium Development Goals, help the city government identify its major priorities, and the problems it feels are most important to the city. (AUICK, 2004)
Social Protection in Urban China
Team Leader and one of the principal investigators, leading the household survey in 15 cities of China.(Ford Foundation, 2003-2005)
Fertility Changes and their Impacts on Labor Supply and Long Run Economic Growth
Principal investigator, design the research framework and write the final report. (National Social Science Foundation, 2003-2004)
An Overview on China’s Labor Market Situation
Principal researcher, responsible for prediction of labor demand and labor supply in future China and measurement of labor market integration among regions. (the World Bank and NDRC, 2004)
Employment Opportunities and Labor Mobility
Principal researcher, discussing the rural and urban employment opportunities and the determinants of labor mobility among regions, sectors, and rural and urban. (UNDP, 2004)
Town Development Strategy in China
Principal researcher, developing an understanding of broad urbanization conditions and trends across the country. Including economic, demographic, social, and environmental variables, comparing impacts of various combinations of policy instruments. (ADB and NDRC, 2004)
Low Fertility Level and Labor Market Policies: Comparison of Japan and China
Principal researcher, analyzing the labor market policies in Japan and China based on the fact that both countries are facing with low fertility level and have similar culture and tradition. (Sumitomo Foundation, 2003)
Migration and Poverty Reduction
Working at University of Michigan with Professor Albert Park, Detecting the relationship between migration and poverty reduction using data collected from 6 poor counties. (Ford Foundation, 2002-2003)
Long Term Strategy of Increasing Employment in China
Main investigator, conducting survey in 5 big cities of China. Analyzing the relationships of unemployment and poverty. (CASS, 2001-2003)
Regional Disparities of Human Capital and Economic Growth in China
Working in Helsinki with Dr. Sun Laixiang, describing the increasing regional disparities in China, focusing on the role of human capital in bridging the regional economic growth gap. (WIDER Sabbatical Program, 2001 )
Integration of Market of Agricultural Products
Working at Australian National University with Dr. Wang Xiaolu, analyzing the level and determinants of integration of agricultural product market. (ACIAR, 2001)
Economic Convergence and Divergence in China
Working with Prof. Cai Fang on the conditional economic convergence in China.
Du Yang and Albert Park, “Social Assistance Programs and Their Effects on Poverty Reduction in Urban China” Journal of Economic Research, 2007, Issue 12.
Du Yang and Albert Park, “Blunting Razor’s Edge: Regional Economic Development in China since the Reform” Journal of Economics, 2006.
Du Yang, “the Formation of Low Fertility Level and Its Impacts on Long Run Economic Growth in China.” World Economy, 2005: 12
Du Yang and Gao Wenshu, “How Far is China to One System of Social Security”, China Labor Economics, Vol 2, No. 2, 2005.
Du Yang, “The Effects of Demographic Transition and Their Impacts on the Sustainability of Economic Growth in China.” Journal of Population Science, 2004: 5.
Cai Fang and Du Yang, ”What Types of Labor Market Do China Need?” Journal of Jilin University, Vol. 45 No 5, 2005.
Du Yang and Cai Fang, “Wage Convergence in Manufacture and Labor Market Integration among Regions.” World Economy, 2004: 8
Cai Fang, Du Yang and Gao Wenshu, “Employment Elasticity, NAIRU, and Macroeconomic Policies: Why Does Economic Growth not Bring up Revealed Employment?” Journal of Economic Research, 2004:9
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “Labor Mobility in Economic Transition: Permanence, Effects, and Policy,” Academic, 2004: 6
Du Yang, “Policy on Development of Human Resources in China.” China Economic and Trade, 2004:15
Du Yang and Wang Meiyan, “Human Capital Investments and Their Imapcts on Regional Economic Disparities,” in Wang Xiaolu and Fan Gang ed. Regional Disparities in China: Tendency and the Determinants in 20 Years, Economic Science Press, 2004.
Du Yang and Wang Meiyan, “Cognitive Skill, Education and Labor Market Performance” China Rural Observation, 2002:1.
Du Yang and Albert Park, “Migration and Poverty Reduction”, Journal of Population Science, 2003: 5
Du Yang and Albert Park, “Migration and the Determinants of Remittance”, China Rural Observations, 2003: 4
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “the Damage of Physical and Human Capital in Cultural Revolution.” China Economics Quarterly, 2003: 7
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “the Priority and Targeting of Social Security: How to Identify the Poor in Cities?” in Yearbook of Chinese Population, 2003
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “Two Incentives of Migration and Their Policy Implication: Examine the Relative Deprivation Theory,” Journal of Population Science, 2002: 4
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “Urban Development in Transition: Hierarchy, Financing Capacity and Migration Policies” Journal of Economic Research, 2003: 8
Cai, Fang, Du, Yang, and Wang Meiyan, “Hukou System and Labor Market Discrimination” Journal of Economic Research, 2001: 11.
Du Yang, “Risk Diversification and Labor Supply: Evidence from Poor Areas in Rural China”. Quantitative Economics, 2001: 1.
Du Yang, “Human Capital, Fertility and Economic Growth.” Journal of Population Science, 2001: 1
Cai Fang and Du Yang, “Regional Economic Convergence and Divergence: Implications to Western Development Strategy”. Journal of Economic Research, 2000: 10
Cai Fang, Du Yang and Chen Fan, “Investment Directions of Western Development Strategy: Hints from Effects of National Poverty Alleviation Funds.” World Economy, 2000: 11.
Du Yang, “the Effect of Shadow Wage on Rural Household Labor Supply: Empirical Evidence of Rural Household Labor Allocation in Poor Areas.” China Rural Observation, 2000: 10.
Du Yang, “Education and Its Impacts on Rural Household Labor Supply in China’s Poor Areas,” Journal of Population Science, 1999: 6
Du Yang, “the Determinants of Off-Farm Participation in China’s Poor Areas,” Journal Agrotechnical Economics, 1999: 6
Cai Fang, Du Yang (2007), The Coming Lewisian Turning Point and Its Policy Implications, Social Science Academic Press
Cai Fang, Du Yang and Wang Meiyan, How Closed is China to Labor Market? China Commercial Press, 2005
Cai Fang, Zheng Zhenzhen and Du Yang, Demographic Transition and Educational Development, Social Science Documentation Publishing House, 2004.
Cai Fang, Du Yang and Wang Meiyan, The Political Economy of Labor Mobility, Shanghai Sanlian Press, 2003.
Cai Fang, Zhang Juwei and Du Yang, Employment in Rural and Urban: Issues and Policies, Social Science Documentation Publishing House, 2003.
Cai Fang and Du Yang, Economic Growth and Education, Social Science Documentation Publishing House, 2002.
Du Yang, Labor Supply in China’s Poor Areas, Huawen Press, 2001.
English Publications and Papers
Du Yang, Cai Fang, and Wang Meiyan (2006), “Marketization and/or Informalization? New Trends of China’s Employment in Transition”, Working Paper for the World Bank.
Cai Fang, Du Yang, and Wang Meiyan (2006), “Employment in China’s Fast Growing Region: What Can We Learn from It to Make Employment Expansion Keeping Up with Economic Growth?” Working Paper for the World Bank.
Cai Fang, Du Yang “Changing Nature of Rural Poverty in China and New Policy Orientation.” The Chinese Economy, vol. 39, no. 4 (July-August 2006)
Du Yang, Albert Park, Wang Sangui, “Migration and Rural Poverty in China”, Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol 33 No. 4, 2005
Cai Fang, Du Yang, and Wang Meiyan, “China’s Labor Market on Crossroad”. China and World Economy, Vol 13. No 1, 2005
Cai Fang, Du Yang, “Labor Market Integration: Evidence from Wage Convergence in Manufacturing”. in China: Is Rapid Growth Sustainable? Asian Pacific Press, 2004.
Du Yang, “Levels and Determinants of Agricultural Market Integration: the Impacts of Policies on Marketisation”, in Chunlai Chen and Christopher Findlay ed. China’s Domestic Grain Marketing Reform and Integration, Asia Pacific Press, 2004.
Cai Fang, Wang Dewen, and Du Yang, “Labor Market Distortions and Regional Disparities in China”, China Economic Review, Vol.13, 2001.
Du Yang, Robert Gregory, and Xin Meng, “Impacts of Guest Worker System on Poverty and Wellbeing of Migrant Workers in Urban China”. In China Update, Asia Pacific Press, 2006.
Cai, Fang, Yang Du and Changbao Zhao (2007) “Regional Labour Market Integration since China’s World Trade Organization Entry: Evidence from Household-level Data,” in Garnaut, Ross and Ligang Song (eds) China – Linking Markets for Growth, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, pp. 133-150.
Cai, Fang and Yang Du (2008), “The Political Economy of Emissions:Is a Low Carbon Growth Incentive Compatible in China?”, in Ligang Song, et. al. (eds) the China’s Dilemmas, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
Brown, P., de Brauw, A., and Yang Du, “Understanding Variation in the Design of China’s New Cooperative Medical System”, the China Quarterly, Volume 198, June 2009, pp 304-329.
Cai, Fang, Yang Du and Meiyan Wang (2009) “Migration and Labor Mobility in China”, Human Development Research Paper, No. 9, New York: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report Office.