Lei FangResearch Economist and Assistant Policy Adviser
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Lei Fang is a research economist and assistant policy adviser in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her research areas are macroeconomics, growth and development economics, and labor economics. She is an occasional contributor to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.
Before joining the Bank in 2008, Dr. Fang was a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at Arizona State University.
Dr. Fang received her bachelor's degree in economics from Beijing University in China. She earned her master's degree and doctorate in economics from Arizona State University.
Fang, Lei and El-hadj Bah. "Entry Costs, Financial Frictions, and Cross-Country Differences in Income and TFP." Macroeconomic Dynamics, Forthcoming.
Fang, Lei and El-hadj Bah. "Impact of the Business Environment on Output and Productivity in Africa." Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming.
Fang, Lei and Richard Rogerson. "Policy Analysis in a Matching Model with Intensive and Extensive Margins." International Economic Review 50, no. 4 (2009): 1153–68.
. "Product Market Regulation and Market Work: A Benchmark Analysis." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 3, no. 2 (2011): 163–88.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
2008–: Research Economist and Assistant Policy Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2005–08: Research Assistant and Part-Time Instructor, Arizona State University
2003–05: Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University
PhD, Economics, Arizona State University, August 2008
MA, Economics, Arizona State University, December 2004
BA, Economics, Beijing University (People's Republic of China), July 2002
Honors and Awards
Barchilon Scholarship, Arizona State University, August 2007
Graduate College Award for Tuition, Arizona State University, August 2004
Graduate Assistantship, Arizona State University, August 2003—08
Hong Kong Alumni Academic Excellence Award, Beijing University, People's Republic of China, 2001