Location: Bowdoin / ytang


Yao Tang

Associate Professor of Economics
(on leave for the 2016-17 academic year)

Contact Information


Hubbard Hall - 106

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.

Yao Tang - Bowdoin College Economics Department


  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2009
  • M.A., Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2003
  • B.A., Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, China, 1998

Research and Teaching Fields

Macroeconomics, international economics, and the Chinese economy

Yao's personal page

Incentives, governance, and innovation in Chinese SMEs (with D. Shapiro, M. Wang, and W. Zhang), 2016.

Does Productivity Respond to Exchange Rate Appreciations? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation, 2015.

Estimating the International Spillover Effects of the U.S. Economy: the Role of Capital Control and Exchange Rate Policy (with K. Pang), 2015.

Managing user interactions in freemium (with C. Ryan), 2015.

Publications in refereed journals

Exchange Rate Regimes and Wage Comovements in a Dynamic Ricardian Model (with Y. Kurokawa and J. Pang). In press at Journal of International Economics, Elsevier. 

The Relationship between Political Tensions, Trade, and Capital Flows in ASEAN Plus Three (with T. Gawarkiewicz, Bowdoin '15), 2016. Accepted at World Economy, Wiley.

How did the exchange rate affect employment in US cities? (with H. Huang), 2015. In press at Contemporary Economic Policy, Wiley. 

The Effects of Corporate Governance and Ownership on the Innovation Performance of Chinese SMEs (with D. Shapiro, M. Wang, and W. Zhang), 2015, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 311-335, Taylor & Francis.

The effects of exchange rate on employment in Canada (with H. Huang, and K. Pang), 2014, Canadian Public Policy, Volume 40, Issue 4, 339-352, University of Toronto Press.

Vertical Trade, Exchange Rate Pass-Through, and Exchange Rate Regime (with K. Pang), 2014, Open Economies Review, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 477-520, Springer.

Comparison of Misspecified Calibrated Models: The Minimum Distance Approach (with V. Hnatkovska and V. Marmer), 2012, Journal of Econometrics, Volume 169, Issue 1, pages 131-138, Elsevier.

Land Use Regulation and the US Housing Price Cycle Between 2000 and 2009 (with H. Huang), 2012, Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 71, Issue 1, pages 93-99, Elsevier.

Business Group Performance In China: Ownership and Temporal Considerations (with M. Carney and D. Shapiro), 2009. Management and Organization Review, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 167-193, Wiley-Blackwell.

Mode of Entry and the Regional Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment in China (with D. Shapiro and C. X. Ma), 2007. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 261 - 277, Routledge.

Book chapter

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging and Transition European Countries (with S. Globerman and D. Shapiro), 2006. International Finance Review book series (ed. J.A. Batten et. al.), Volume 6, pages 439 - 468, Elsevier.

Short note

Dropping the Geographic-Constraints Variable Makes Only a Minor Difference: Reply to Cox (with Haifang Huang), 2011, Econ Journal Watch, Volume 8, Issue 1, page 28-32, American Institute for Economic Research.