• Ying Chen

    Assistant Professor of Economics


    Ying Chen joined the New School in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor of Economics. Her current research focuses on the sustainable development in contemporary China from the perspective of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
    B.A. Economics, Shanghai International Studies University


    Recent Publications:

    Journal Articles

    2019 Spatial Shift in China’s Labor Struggles: Evidence and Implication. Journal of Labor and Society, 1-10.

    2018 The Myth of Hukou: Re-Examining Hukou’s Implications for China’s Development Model, Review of Radical Political Economics, 1-16.

    2018  Renewable Energy Investment and Employment in China, International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 32.

    2017  Informal Economy and China’s Economic Development (with Zhun Xu), Chinese Economy, Vol. 50, Issue: 6, December, 425-433. 

    2015  Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages? Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010 (with Zhun Xu and Minqi Li), Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 47 Issue 3 September.

    2013  Class Struggle and Economic Fluctuations: VAR Analysis of the post-War U.S. Economy (with Deepankar Basu and Jong-seok Oh), International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 27 No.5 September.

    2012  Living Wage, Overtime Work and China’s Sustainable Economic Development (with Zhongjin Li, Hao Qi, Zhun Xu), China Review of Political Economy (in Chinese).


    Book Section

    2013:   "Financial Crises 1980s-2010" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History edited by Melvyn Dubofsky, Oxford University Press. 


    Book Review

    2016:   Review of Inside China’s Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labor and Worker Resistance by Lu Zhang, Labor History, 57(4), page 554-5..


    Popular media

    2018    Are We Heading for Another Economic Crash? State of Nature.

    Research Interests:

    Economic Development, Political Economy, Chinese Economy

    Awards And Honors:

    2018 - 2020    China India Scholar-Leaders Fellowship

    2017                Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies Faculty Fellowship

    Current Courses:

    Comparative Economic Systems (Spring 2020)

    Directed Dissertation Study

    Directed Dissertation Study (Spring 2020)

    Economic Development 2 (Spring 2020)

    Graduate Microeconomics

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    Mentored Research

    Mentored Research (Spring 2020)