Hanchen Jiang

Hanchen Jiang

PhD Candidate 2019-2020

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Thesis Title: "Essays on Housing Affordability, Child Development and Economic Mobility"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics

Main Advisor: Robert Moffitt


"Ignorance is Bliss? Rent Regulation, Policy Awareness and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from New York City" (Job Market Paper)

"Earned Income Tax Credit, Maternal Behavioral Responses, and Child Development" 

"Parental Migration, Investment in Children and Left-behind Children's Non-Cognitive Skills: Evidence from Rural China", with Xi Yang (Submitted)

"Gender Bias and Intergenerational Education Mobility: Theory and Evidence from China and India", with Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi

"Housing Policy, Centrality and Mobility: The case of Manhattan in New York City", with Luis E. Quintero and Xi Yang

Selected Presentations (including scheduled)

National Tax Association (NTA) Annual Conference on Taxation, November 2019
Graduate Program in Economic Development (GPED) Forum, Vanderbilt University, November 2019
National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Tech Economics Conference, November 2019
Urban Economics Association (UEA) Annual Meeting, October 2019
Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, October 2019
Urban and Regional Economics Workshop, Bogota, Colombia, July 2019
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) National Meeting, May 2019
Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) Annual Meeting, May 2019
Real Estate and Housing Conference, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, May 2019
American Real Estate Society (ARES) Annual Doctoral Program, April 2019
AREUEA - ASSA Doctoral Poster Session, January 2019
Workshop on Urban and Regional Economics, Singapore, December 2018
National Tax Association (NTA) Annual Conference on Taxation, November 2018
Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting, November 2018
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, November 2018
Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (PSID) Annual User Conference, University of Michigan, September 2018
APPAM DC Regional Student Conference, American University, April 2018
GW Student Research Conference, George Washington University, April 2018


21st Century Cities Initiative Award for Doctoral Research on Urban Issues, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
Travel Award, American Real Estate Society, 2019
Travel Award, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, 2019
Outstanding Student Award, Vanderbilt University, 2014
James S. and Rosemary Worley Award, Vanderbilt University, 2013

Professional Experience

Consultant, The World Bank, Development Research Group: Sustainability and Infrastructure, Present
Consultant, The World Bank, Development Research Group: Poverty and Inequality, Summer 2018
Consultant, The World Bank, Europe and Central Asia: Chief Economist Office, Summer 2016
Adjunct Faculty, Applied Economics Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2017-2018

Research Assistant

To Professor Robert A. Moffitt on Food Insecurity, SNAP, Health and Health Care, 2016 - 2018
To Professor Mark A. Cohen on Environmental Regulation and Firm Competitiveness, 2013 - 2014


Microeconometrics (Master-level), Summer 2017, 2018, Instructor
Elements of Microeconomics, Spring 2017, 2019, TA
Economics of Health, Fall 2015, 2017, TA
Corporate Finance, Spring 2018, TA
International Monetary Economics, Spring 2016, TA


Econometric Review, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Population Economics


Professor Robert A. Moffitt - moffitt@jhu.edu
Professor Yingyao Hu - yhu@jhu.edu
Professor Matthew E. Kahn - mkahn10@jhu.edu
Professor Luis E. Quintero - leq@jhu.edu