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Chaoran Chen

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Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 1034
Phone: 4167362100 Ext: 30106
Email: chenecon@yorku.ca
Primary website: https://sites.google.com/site/chaoransite/


I am currently an Assistant Professor at York University. Before joining York, I received my Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Toronto in 2017 and then taught for two years at the National University of Singapore.

My research interests are in macroeconomics and economic development. My work focuses on understanding the observed cross-country productivity differences through the lens of resource misallocation, structural transformation, and technology adoption, using both general equilibrium models and micro data. I am also interested in incomplete market models and inequality.

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Degrees

Ph.D. Economics, University of Toronto, 2017
M.A. Economics, University of Toronto, 2011
B. Economics, Fudan University, 2010

Research Interests

, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Health, Health Insurance, and Inequality
with Zhigang Feng and Jiaying Gu
International Economic Review, forthcoming.

2025

Family Migration and Structural Transformation
with Huoqing Cao, Xican Xi, and Sharon Xuejing Zuo
Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

2024

Land Security and Mobility Frictions
with Tasso Adamopoulos, Loren Brandt, Diego Restuccia, and Xiaoyun Wei
Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

2024

Finance, Managerial Inputs, and Misallocation
with Ashique Habib and Xiaodong Zhu
American Economic Review: Insights, September 2023, Vol. 5(3): 409-26.

2023

Land Misallocation and Productivity
with Diego Restuccia and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 15(2): 441-65.

2023

The Effects of Land Markets on Resource Allocation and Agricultural Productivity
with Diego Restuccia and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
Review of Economic Dynamics, 45: 41-54.

2022

Capital-Skill Complementarity, Sectoral Labor Productivity, and Structural Transformation
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 116: 103902.

2020

Technology Adoption, Capital Deepening, and International Productivity Differences
Journal of Development Economics, 143: 102388

2020

Untitled Land, Occupational Choice, and Agricultural Productivity
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 9(4): 91-121

2017


I am currently an Assistant Professor at York University. Before joining York, I received my Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Toronto in 2017 and then taught for two years at the National University of Singapore.

My research interests are in macroeconomics and economic development. My work focuses on understanding the observed cross-country productivity differences through the lens of resource misallocation, structural transformation, and technology adoption, using both general equilibrium models and micro data. I am also interested in incomplete market models and inequality.

Degrees

Ph.D. Economics, University of Toronto, 2017
M.A. Economics, University of Toronto, 2011
B. Economics, Fudan University, 2010

Research Interests

, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Health, Health Insurance, and Inequality
with Zhigang Feng and Jiaying Gu
International Economic Review, forthcoming.

2025

Family Migration and Structural Transformation
with Huoqing Cao, Xican Xi, and Sharon Xuejing Zuo
Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

2024

Land Security and Mobility Frictions
with Tasso Adamopoulos, Loren Brandt, Diego Restuccia, and Xiaoyun Wei
Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

2024

Finance, Managerial Inputs, and Misallocation
with Ashique Habib and Xiaodong Zhu
American Economic Review: Insights, September 2023, Vol. 5(3): 409-26.

2023

Land Misallocation and Productivity
with Diego Restuccia and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 15(2): 441-65.

2023

The Effects of Land Markets on Resource Allocation and Agricultural Productivity
with Diego Restuccia and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
Review of Economic Dynamics, 45: 41-54.

2022

Capital-Skill Complementarity, Sectoral Labor Productivity, and Structural Transformation
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 116: 103902.

2020

Technology Adoption, Capital Deepening, and International Productivity Differences
Journal of Development Economics, 143: 102388

2020

Untitled Land, Occupational Choice, and Agricultural Productivity
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 9(4): 91-121

2017