Ye Maoliang
Associate Professor

Maoliang Ye joined the Business School of the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2020 as an associate professor. He got his Ph.D degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, under Professor Raj Chetty (Clark Medalist Winner) and Professor Brigitte Madrian (currently Dean of the Marriott Business School at Brigham Young University), served as a short-term consultant at the World Bank Group, and previous taught at Renmin University of China and Xiamen University. His main research areas are behavioral and experimental economics, public economics and public policy analysis, organizational management, labor and development economics. His publications appear in Management Science and other top and well-known international journals in management, economics and social sciences.


Behavioral & Experimental Economics, Public Economics and Public Policy, Organizational Management, Personnel & Human Resources,Labor and Development Economics

Education Background

Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2007-2012
M.Phil., Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007
M.E., Information and Communication Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002-2005
B.E., Communication Engineering, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, 1998-2002

Work Experience

Jan 2020- School of Business, Southern University of Science and Technology
Aug 2017-Dec 2019 Associate Professor, School of Economics, and Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
Sep 2015-July 2017 Assistant Professor, School of Economics, and Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
2012-2015 Assistant Professor, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China
2008-2009 Research Assistant (part-time), for Prof Lily L. Tsai, MIT Political Science
2008 Summer Short Term Consultant, World Bank Group
2006 Summer Research Assistant, for Prof Hongbin Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Journal Publications

1.Maoliang Ye*, Jie Zheng, Plamen Nikolov, Sam “One Step at a Time: Does Gradualism Build Coordination?” Management Science 66.1 (2020): 113-129.

2.Maoliang Ye, Junjian Yi. “Parental Preferences, Production Technologies, and Provision forProgeny”. Journal of Comparative Economics 2 (2017): 261-270.

3.Weihua An, Maoliang Ye*. “Mind the Gap: Disparity in Redistributive Preference between Political Elites and the Public in China”. European Journal of Political Economy 50 (2017): 75-91.

4.Qianping Ren, Maoliang Ye*. “Donations Make People Happier: Evidence from the WenchuanEarthquake”. Social Indicators Research 1 (2017): 517-536.

5.Qianping Ren, Maoliang Ye*. “Losing Children and Mental Well-being: Evidence from China”. Applied Economics Letters 24.12 (2017): 868-877.