Associate Professor of Economics
Weili Ding is an Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Shanghai. Her research focuses on the economics of education as well as rural development and urban transitions in China. In recent work, she has explored how molecular genetic data can be used to shed light on how poor health affects academic outcomes in adolesensce. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Shanghai, Prof. Ding spent two years at the University of Michigan as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and, subsequently, was an Associate Professor of Policy Studies and Economics at Queen’s University. Several of her research projects involve collecting microdata in China and her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, China Economic Review among other outlets. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 after completing a B.A. in Economics at Fudan University.