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National University of Singapore
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  Office: SDE1-05-13
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  Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Dr. Fan Yi is an assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate at the National University of Singapore. She obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, majoring in international development, development economics and labour economics. She earned MPhil degree (1st class honour) and Bachelor degree (1st class honour) in economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Nanjing University, respectively. Prior to joining NUS, Dr. Fan has taught in universities in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Fan’s current research interests lie in urban economics, economic development, and public policy. Her ongoing research projects include examining the long-term effects of historical migration on housing consumption and financial behaviours, the patterns and mechanisms of intergenerational mobility, the impacts of social norms on family resource allocation, urban noise pollution and location choice. Dr. Fan’s future research agenda is along the lines of interdisciplinary studies between economics and psychology, urban and international development, and migration studies, in addition to her current scope of research.

  • Mobility, Environment and Health, Urban Economics, Labour Economics

  • PhD, London School of Economics, 2015

  • MRes, London School of Economics, Economics, 2011

  • MPhil, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Economics, 2009

  • Bachelor, Nanjing University, Economics, 2007



1. The Glorified Mothers of Sons: Evidence from Sex Composition and Parental Time Allocation in Rural China (with Junjian Yi, Ye Yuan and Junsen Zhang), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 145 (2018), 249-260.

2. Intergenerational Income Persistence and Transmission Mechanism: Evidence from Urban China. China Economic Review 41 (2016), 299-314.

3. Applying a Novel Environmental health Framework Theory (I-ACT) to Noise Pollution Policies in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands (with Monica S. Hammer, Tracy S. Swinburn, Miram Weber, Tracy K. Swinburn, Diana Weinhold, and Richard L. Neitzel). forthcoming 2017, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

4. A New Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line Construction and Housing Wealth: Evidence from the Circle Line (with Mi Diao and Tien Foo Sing), Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (2017) 1:1, 64-89

5. Economic Analysis on China’s General Higher Education (in Chinese), Jiangsu Higher Education (CSSCI) 2006, Vol. 4, pp. 149-150.

6. Nationalism and Globalisation (in Chinese), Academia Bimestrie (CSSCI) Special Edition 2006, pp. 161-163.

Working Papers:

1. The Great Gatsby Curve in China: Economic Transition, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility (with Junjian Yi and Junsen Zhang), July 2017, revise and resubmit at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

2. Concurrent Ownership Restrictions in Singapore’s Housing Market (with Mi Diao and Tien Foo Sing), Feburary 2017, revise and resubmit at the Journal of Housing Economics

3. Does Adversity Affect Long-Term Consumption and Financial Behaviour? Evidence from China's Rustication Programme, April 2016, invited to resubmit.

4. Neighbourhood Noise, Sleep Disruption, and Health (with Diana Weinhold), December 2017. 


  • The Increasing Intergenerational Inequality in China (with Junjian Yi and Junsen Zhang), The Wall Street Journal (Chinese Edition), July 29, 2013.

  • Real Estate Economics (undergraduate, large class), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Real Estate Data Analytics (undergraduate, large class), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Research Methodology (undergraduate, large class), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Urban Policy & Real Estate Markets (Master), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Quantitative Methods for Urban Planning (Master), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Real Estate Fundamentals for Planning and Development (Master, in Chinese), National University of Singapore, lecturer

  • Social Research Methods in Developing Countries (Master), London School of Economics and Political Science, teaching assistant

  • Introductory Mathematical Economics (undergraduate), Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching assistant

  • Perspectives in Economics (undergraduate), Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching assistant

  • Mathematical Methods in Economics III (undergraduate), Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching assistant

  • Economics of Derivatives (undergraduate), Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching assistant

  • Referees for Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, China Economic Review, Journal of Housing Economics


  • Admission Committee Member, Master of Urban Planning, National University of Singapore. 2015-2016, 2016-2017.


  • PhD Thesis Committee Member


Selected Conference Presentations: 

  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. July 2017.

  • 24th Annual Conference, European Real Estate Society, Delft, the Netherlands. June 2017.

  • Annual Conference, The Chinese Economists Society, Nanjing, China. June 2017.

  • NUS-IRES Symposium, Housing Market and the Macro Economy, Singapore. May 2017.

  • The 9th Biennial Conference of Hong Kong Economic Association, Hong Kong. December 2016.

  • 29th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association and the 68th European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Toulouse, France. August 2014.

  • 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Manchester, United Kingdom. April 2014.

  • 8th IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development, Bonn, Germany. August 2013.

  • 24th Chinese Economic Association (UK) and 5th Chinese Economic Association (Europe) Annual Conference (CEA), The Hague, The Netherlands. August 2013.

  • 26th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), Bern, Switzerland. June 2012.

  • 24th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), Essen, Germany. June 2010.


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