Wang Xin

Dr. WANG Xin
Research Associate
Tel: (852) 3943-5977
Office Location: Room 514, Chen Kou Bun Building
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Ph.D. in Economics (Tsinghua University)
B.A. in Economics (Tsinghua University)

Research Interest

Public Economics
Economic Development
Applied Microeconomics


Dr. Wang is a research associate in the Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studies public economics, economic development and applied microeconomics, mainly focusing on issues about China.

Prior to joining the CUHK in September 2016, he worked at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago as visiting scholar. He also served as senior research assistant with National Institute for Fiscal Studies at Tsinghua University.

Dr. Wang received both his B.A. in economics and Ph.D. in economics from Tsinghua University.


Working Papers

  • “Beijing’s Home Purchase Restrictions and Fake Divorces” (with Ying Gao)
  • "Macroeconomic Effects of Government Spending in China" (with Yi Wen)

Selected Publications

  • “Did Driving Restrictions Improve Air Quality in Beijing?” (with Jing Cao and Xiaohan Zhong), China Economic Quarterly (Chinese Journal), 2014, 13(3): 1091-1126.
  • “Housing Prices and the High Chinese Saving Rate Puzzle” (with Yi Wen), China Economic Review, 2012, 23(2): 265-283. The earlier version of this paper: “Can Rising Housing Prices Explain China’s High Household Saving Rate” (with Yi Wen), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Mar-Apr 2011, 93(2): 67-87.
  • “Dependency Ratio and China’s Personal Income Tax Reform” (with Chong-en Bai and Binzhen Wu), Journal of Finance and Economics (Chinese Journal), 2012, 1: 17-26+93.
  • “Regulation and Property Right: Effect of China’s Coalmine Shutdown Policy on Work Safety” (with Chong-en Bai and Xiaohan Zhong), China Soft Science (Chinese Journal), 2011, 10: 12-26. Reprinted by China Economist, forthcoming.
  • “Can Rising Deductions of Individual Income Tax Stimulate Consumption? The Case in China” (with Binzhen Wu), The Journal of World Economy (Chinese Journal), 2011, 8: 66-86.
  • “The Effect of Tax Rebate Policy Change on China’s Exports: An Empirical Analysis” (with Chong-en Bai and Xiaohan Zhong), China Economic Quarterly (Chinese Journal), 2011, 10(3): 799-820.

Awards and Honours

  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Tsinghua University (2014)