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Wang-Sheng Lee is an associate professor at the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), Monash Business School. Wang received his BA from Colby College, his MA from the University of Michigan and his PhD from the University of Melbourne.

His research interests include applied micro-econometrics, development economics, environmental pollution, health and labour economics and the Chinese economy.

He has published papers in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, Economics and Human Biology, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Population Economics, and Oxford Economic Papers.

Wang is the recipient of the 2012/2013 Lawrence R. Klein Award from Empirical Economics, a biannual prize awarded for the best paper published in the journal.

Many of his papers can be found on his IZA webpage: 




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Research Fellow, IZA

2011 → …

Research area keywords

  • Applied Economics & Econometrics

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