David Yang’s research focuses on political economy, behavioural and experimental economics, economic history, and cultural economics. In particular, Yang studies the forces of stability and forces of changes in authoritarian regimes, drawing lessons from historical and contemporary China.
- Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
- Review of Economic Studies Tour, 2018
- Chen, Y., & Yang, D. Y. (2019). The impact of media censorship: 1984 or brave new world?. American Economic Review, 109(6), 2294-2332.
- Cantoni, D., Yang, D. Y., Yuchtman, N., & Zhang, Y. J. (2019). Protests as strategic games: experimental evidence from Hong Kong's antiauthoritarian movement. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 134(2), 1021-1077.
- Cantoni, D., Chen, Y., Yang, D. Y., Yuchtman, N., & Zhang, Y. J. (2017). Curriculum and ideology. Journal of Political Economy, 125(2), 338-392.
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