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Yao Tang

Assistant Professor of Economics

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

The Relationship between Political Tensions, Trade, and Capital Flows in ASEAN Plus Three (with T. Gawarkiewicz, Bowdoin '15), 2015.

Exchange Rate Regimes and Wage Comovements in a Dynamic Ricardian Model (with Y. Kurokawa and J. Pang), 2015.

How did the exchange rate affect employment in US cities? (with H. Huang), 2015.

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

Publications in refereed journals

The Effects of Corporate Governance and Ownership on the Innovation Performance of Chinese SMEs (with D. Shapiro, M. Wang, and W. Zhang), 2015, in press at Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

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.

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.

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.