Hi, I am Yun Xiao

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam (UvA). My supervisors are Hessel Oosterbeek and Pauline Rossi.

I am an empirical microeconomist with interests in labor, development, and family economics. Within these fields, I am particularly interested in topics related to socioeconomic inequalities. In my job market paper, I study how heterogeneous responses to fertility restrictions lead to a steeper socioeconomic gradient in education and a decrease in intergenerational income mobility.

I am available for interviews on the 2021-22 job market. You can find my CV here and reach me at y.xiao@uva.nl.

Placement director Tinbergen Institute: Prof. Dr. Eric Bartelsman (e.j.bartelsman@tinbergen.nl)

Working Papers
1. Heterogeneity in the Multidimensional Child Quality-Quantity Trade-off and Its Consequences for Intergenerational Mobility (Job market paper)
2. Aid Fragmentation and Corruption (with Travers Barclay Child and Austin Wright, R&R at the Review of Economics and Statistics)
3. Spillovers in Childbearing Decisions and Fertility Transitions: Evidence from China (with Pauline Rossi)
4. In Utero Exposure to Tap Water and Childhood Height (with Li Li)

Publications
5. Early Life Exposure to Tap Water and the Development of Cognitive Skills (with Yvonne Jie Chen and Li Li, Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.)
6. Education and Gender Role Attitudes (with Huichao Du and Liqiu Zhao, Journal of Population Economics, 2021, 34, 475–513.)
7. Effect of Reliable Electricity on Health Facilities, Health Information and Health Services Utilization: Evidence from Rural Gujarat, India (with Yvonne Jie Chen and Namrata Chindarkar, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2019, 38(7).)
8. Education on the Cheap: The Long-run Effects of a Free Compulsory Education Reform in Rural China (with Li Li and Liqiu Zhao, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, 45, 544–562.)