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Li Gan

Li Gan

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Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance
3rd Northern Gate of SWUFE
No. 55, Guanghuacun St.
Chengdu City, Sichuan Province

Telephone: +86-028-87352095


Ph.D.: Economics; University of California, Berkeley 
M.A.: Statistics; University of California, Berkeley 
Coursework: Economics; University of California, Irvine 
B.A.: Management Information Systems; Tsinghua University, Beijing
Director of the China Household Finance Survey Web site(leaving Li Gan site)        Curriculum Vitae
Research and Projects

Li Gan is the director of the Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance. The Center's mission is to carry out the China Household Finance Survey nationwide, collecting micro-level information about household finance including housing assets and financial wealth, debts and credit constraints, incomes, expenditures, social security and insurance, etc.

Dr. Gan is also a research fellow of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economics Research.

Selected Journal Publications (in English)

  • Li Gan and Manuel A. Hernandez, "Making friends with your neighbors? Agglomeration and tacit collusion in the lodging industry." Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.  
  • Li Gan, Jaeun Shin, and Qi Li. "Initial Wage, Human Capital, and Post-wage Differentials." Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Vol. 51, Dec. 2010, pp. 23-42. 
  • Nan Jia and Li Gan. "Heterogeneous Production Functions and Regional Disparity." China Economic Review, Vol. 21, Sept. 2010, pp. S12-S19. 
  • Li Gan, Zhichao Yin, and Wenbin Zang. "The Impact of Housing Reform on Durables Consumption in China." China Economic Review, Vol. 21, Sept. 2010, pp. S55-S64.  
  • Li Gan, Roberton Williams III, and Thomas Wiseman. "A Simple Model of Optimal Hate Crime Legislation." Economic Inquiry, Aug. 2010; Best Paper of the Year (published in Economic Inquiry).
  • Chunrong Ai and Li Gan. "An Alternative Root-N Consistent Estimator for Panel Data Binary Choice Models." Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 157, Issue 1, July 2010: pp. 93-100.

Selected Journal Publications (in Chinese)

  • Nan Jia, Liangliang Zhang, and Li Gan (2011): "A Test for Habit Consumption in Rural Households." China Economic Quarterly (经济学季刊), Vol. 11, No 1.  
  • Shuang Ma, Shu Xu and Li Gan (2011): "Reducing Income Inequality: the Effect of Minimum Wage." China Social Science Journal (中国社会科学报), No. 17.
  • Shu Xu, Han Li, and Li Gan (2011): "Market Competition and China’s Airline Pricing." China Economic Quarterly (经济学季刊), Vol. 10, No. 2.  
  • Li Gan, Guoen Liu, and Shuang Ma: "The Effect of Basic Health Insurance on Consumption." Economic Research Journal (经济研究) Special Issue on Consumption Finance, 2010; pp. 30-38.  
  • Zhichao Yin, and Li Gan (2011): "Information Asymmetry, Firm Heterogeneity, and Credit Risk." Economic Research Journal (经济研究), Sept. 2011.  
  • Nan Jia and Li Gan (2010): "A Survey of the Forum of Chinese Health Care Reform." Economic Research Journal (经济研究), Nov. 2010: pp. 152-156. 
  • Zhichao Yin and Li Gan (2010): "Smoking, Drinking and Wages." Economic Research Journal (经济研究), October 2010: pp 90-100. 
  • Feng Li, Li Gan, and Xiaoling Yang (2010): "Timing of Submitting Applications for the National College Exam." Education Research (教育研究) Oct. 2010: pp. 53-60. 
  • Shuang Ma, Wenbin Zang and Li Gan (2010): "The Effect of New Rural Cooperative Health Insurance to Food Consumption." China Economic Quarterly (经济学季刊), Oct. 2010: pp. 30-39.  
  • Feng Huang and Li Gan (2010): "Over Demand or Efficient Demand? An Empirical Study of Health and Health Insurance for Urban Elderly." Economic Research Journal (经济研究), June 2010: pp. 105-119. 
  • Guoying Deng, Li Gan, and Yaoguo Wu (2010): "Overreaction in Housing Market." Management World (管理世界), June 2010.  
  • Zhichao Yin and Li Gan (2010): "The Effect of China Housing Reform on Durable consumption." China Economic Quarterly (经济学季刊), Jan. 2010. 
  • Shuang Ma, Li Gan, and Xianghua Gao (2009): "Income Shock and Nutrition Intakes." Management World (管理世界), May 2009, pp. 44-57.

Special Honors

  • Rapoport-King Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, 2001 
  • Cheung Kong Professorship, Ministry of Education, China, 2006 
  • Graduate Advisor of the Year, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, 2007

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