PhD London School of Economics, UK, 2010
Associate Professor
RPG Programs Coordinator (Social Science)

Jin Wang is an associate professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was educated at the Tsinghua University of China for her BA and MA in Economics before getting her PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research, which mostly has a policy focus, is mainly in the areas of Development Economics, Public Economics and Chinese Economy. She worked on a variety of topics – place-based policies, government hierarchy and incentives, and the labor mobility barriers that are embedded in the hukou household registration system of China. Her work has appeared in a range of economics journals including Journal of the European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Development Economics and Journal of Comparative Economics.


Research Interests
• Development Economics
• Public Economics
• Chinese Economy
Courses Taught
SOSC 1420: Poverty
SOSC 5110: Social Science Research Design and Methods
SOSC 5720: Economic Development in China
MASS 5010: Research Methods in the Social Science