• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 650 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index
1993 …2019
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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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China Social Sciences
book review Social Sciences
divorce Social Sciences
corruption Social Sciences
Hong Kong Social Sciences
fertility Social Sciences
parents Social Sciences
cognitive achievement Social Sciences

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1993 2019

Investment in children, social security, and intragenerational risk sharing

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

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper seriesResearch

Open Access
Risk sharing
Social security
1 Scopus Citations

Soft skills, hard skills, and the black/white wage gap

FAN, C. S., WEI, X. & ZHANG, J., Apr 2017, In : Economic Inquiry. 55, 2, p. 1032-1053 22 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Soft skills
Wage gap
Job skills
Current population survey

The effect of China's political relations on her international trade

WHITTEN, G. W., DAI, X., FAN, C. Z. S. & ZHANG, Y., 7 Jun 2017, 28 p.

Research output: Working paperWorking paper seriesWorking Paper

International trade
Economic integration
Second World War