• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 694 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index
1993 …2020

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Simon Fan’s research interests span the theory and empirics of social economics, labor economics, development economics, and public economics. He has published two scholarly books and about forty papers in refereed journals, including International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He is a recipient of several competitive grants for experimental research on education, particularly on the “left-behind” children in rural China.

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After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution and Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Rural China

BEHRMAN, J. R., FAN, C. S., WEI, X., ZHANG, H. & ZHANG, J., 21 Jan 2020, United States: University of Pennsylvania, 50 p. (University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC); no. 2020-36).

Research output: Working paperWorking paper series

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  • A model of the optimal allocation of government expenditures

    FAN, S., PANG, Y. & PESTIEAU, P., 19 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Public Economic Theory.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Investment in children, social security, and intragenerational risk sharing

    FAN, S., PANG, Y. & PESTIEAU, P., Aug 2019, (CORE Discussion Papers; no. 2019/04).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper series

    Open Access