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Y. Jane Zhang

Associate Professor
School of Economics
UNSW Business School
University of New South Wales
Email

jane.zhang(at)unsw.edu.au

Tel

+61 2 9385 3670

Fax

+61 2 9313 6337

Office

430B UNSW Business School

Mailing Address

School of Economics | UNSW Business School | University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2052

Bio

I am an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales.  My research examines how preferences and beliefs are shaped by policy, how they interact with incentives, and the role that they play in determining a wide-range of social outcomes.  My approach combines the use of tools from the experimental economics field, with the exploitation of natural experiments, field experiments, and controlled lab manipulations to make causal inferences about the determinants of preferences and beliefs.  My work has been published in outlets such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  I received my PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley and BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Research

Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements (with Leonardo Bursztyn, Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman)
conditionally accepted, American Economic Review: Insights

 

Multiple Switching and Data Quality in the Multiple Price List (with Chi Wai Yu and Xuejing Zuo)
forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics

 

Protests as Strategic Games: Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong’s Anti-Authoritarian Movement (with Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2019, 134(2).

 

Culture, Institutions, and the Gender Gap in Competitive Inclination: Evidence from The Communist Experiment in China
Economic Journal, 2019, 129(617).

 Instructions (English)      Instructions (Chinese)        Photo of Experimental Session       Risk game (English)       Risk game (Chinese)

 

Curriculum and Ideology (with Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Yang, and Noam Yuchtman)
Journal of Political Economy, 2017, 125(2).

 Appendices

 

Competing for the Benefit of Offspring Eliminates the Gender Gap in Competitiveness (with Alessandra Cassar and Feven Wordofa)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016, 113(19).

 

The Fundamental Determinants of Anti-Authoritarianism (with Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman)

 

Can Experimental Economics Explain Competitive Behavior Outside the Lab?

 Instructions (English)       Instructions (Chinese)       Risk game (English)      Risk game (Chinese)

 

The Competitive Woman (with Alessandra Cassar)