Dr. Yinjunjie Zhang’s research interests spans the areas of labour economics, public economics and experimental economics. A common thread is in understanding the impact of public policy on people’s behaviour, preference, choice, and welfare.
She has published research articles in peer-reviewed economic journals and worked on a range of research projects aimed at providing insights on the relationship between social policies and labour market outcomes.
COVID-19 is fundamentally changing our lives in almost every aspect. In response, many countries have launched various redistribution programs to help alleviate the financial difficulties for families affected by the COVID-19.
While forcing us to face more uncertainty, this pandemic makes people rethink and re-evaluate the role of government in providing welfare protection for the society.
Amid the reflection, people’s preference for fairness and risk might change accordingly. An examination at this stage on people’s preference for social welfare and redistribution provides the policymakers in time evidence to gauge this.
One of my projects is to use the experimental tool examining the potential change in people’ fairness preferences during the outbreak, which would provide the first-hand evidence on this.
Public Economics, Labor Economics, Experimental Economics (Lab and Field)