Academic Appointments

2018-2022

Prize Fellow @ Joint Center for History and Economics, Harvard

Postdoctoral Fellow @ J-PAL, MIT

2020-

Assistant Professor @ Department of Economics, Harvard

Job Postings

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Part-time RA for Alberto Alesina, David Yang, and Yang You

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Publications

The Impact of Media Censorship: 1984 or Brave New World?

Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang

Forthcoming, American Economic Review

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[Current draft (December 2018)]
Media coverage: [New York Times]

Protests as Strategic Games: Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong's Anti-Authoritarian Movement

Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Y. Jane Zhang

Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics

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[Current draft (October 2018)] [NBER WP (January 2017)]

Curriculum and Ideology

Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Y. Jane Zhang

Journal of Political Economy, Vol.125, No.2 (April 2017)

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[Published version] [Final draft (October 2015)] [Previous draft (April 2014)]
Media coverage: [Bloomberg View] [Foreign Policy] [Deutsche Welle (Chinese)]

Working Papers

The Coordination Consequences of Media Censorship: Experimental Evidence from China

Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang

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[Draft available soon]

Historical Traumas and the Roots of Political Distrust: Political Inference from the Great Chinese Famine

Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang

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[Current draft (November 2016)]

The Fundamental Determinants of Anti-Authoritarianism

Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Y. Jane Zhang

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[Current draft (March 2017)]
Media coverage: [South China Morning Post]

China's Lost Generation: Changes in Beliefs and their Intergenerational Transmission

Gerard Roland, David Y. Yang

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[Current draft (August 2017)] [NBER WP]

Salience of History and the Preference for Redistribution

Yuyu Chen, Hui Wang, David Y. Yang

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[Current draft (July 2017)]

Work in Progress

Procrastination and Optimal Censorship Strategy: Experimental Evidence from China


Immersion Therapy? The Impact of Media and Social Networks on Chinese College Students in the US

with Davide Cantoni, Noam Yuchtman

The Persistent Power of the Street

with Leonardo Bursztyn, Davide Cantoni, Noam Yuchtman, Y. Jane Zhang

Trust, Pursuit of Truth, and Selective Exposure of Partisan News

with Hunt Allcott, Matthew Gentzkow

Policy Articles

The impact of media censorship in China: 1984 or Brave New World?

David Y. Yang

voxDev column (May 2018) [Link]

Power to the people? China's policy trilemma in Hong Kong

Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman

London School of Economics Management Blog (October 2017) [Link]

Cultural change and intergenerational transmission: Some lessons from China's Cultural Revolution

Gerard Roland, David Y. Yang

voxEU column (August 2017) [Link]

Curriculum and ideology

Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Y. Jane Zhang

voxEU column (May 2014) [Link]

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