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Yang Song

Assistant Professor of Economics
Economics, 220 Persson Hall
p 315-228-6240


Ph.D. in Economics, M.A. in Economics, University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in International Economics and Trade, Renmin University of China


Economics of education, development economics, and behavioral economics

Current Research


-Song, Y., Loewenstein, G. and Shi, Y., 2017. Heterogeneous Effects of Peer Tutoring: Evidence from Rural Chinese Middle SchoolsResearch in Economics

-Song, Y. forthcoming. Intended and Unintended Effects of Student Performance Measurement Reforms in China. China Economic Review.

Working Papers

-“Sorting, School Performance and Quality: Evidence from China”
-“An Adviser Like Me: Does Gender Matter?” with Takao Kato
-“Socioeconomic Status, Information, and School Choice: Lessons from Urban China” with Emily Gu (student)

Work in Progress

-“Gender Differences in School Choice”
-“Urgency and Efficiency” with George Loewenstein
-“Housing Market Responses to the California Top X% Policy” with Xiaohan Zhang and Haoyang Liu


-Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2015
-University of Pittsburgh Chinese Studies Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, 2015
-Economics Department Travel Grant, 2014
-University of Pittsburgh Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant 2014
-University of Pittsburgh ASPBC Alumni Travel Grant, 2014
-Jerome C. Wells Teaching Award, 2013-2014
-Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, 2013
-Chou Fellowship for Economics, 2010-2012
-Agricultural Bank of China Academic Excellence Fellowship, 2009-2010

Professional Experience

-Journal referee: Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
-Memberships: American Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Midwest Economic Association, Chinese Economists Society
-Judge for School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh (2013)
-Department Delegate, Arts and Sciences GSO, University of Pittsburgh (2012-2013)