Yang Song - Economics Professor at Colgate University

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Yang Song

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

Working Papers
-“Sorting, School Performance and Quality: Evidence from China”
-“Heterogeneous Effects of Peer Tutoring: Evidence from Chinese Rural Middle Schools” with George Loewenstein and Yaojiang Shi
-“Efficient Procrastination”
Work in Progress
-“Intended and Unintended Effects of Student Performance Measurement Reforms in China”
-“Gender Differences in School Choice”
-“Mismatch in Chinese Middle Schools”


-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)