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Lei Fang

Research Economist and Assistant Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8057
lei.fang@atl.frb.org
https://sites.google.com/site/leifang/

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  • Biography

    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.

  • Research

    Journal Articles

    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

    2014-5
    Home Hours in the United States and Europe
    Lei Fang and Cara McDaniel
    June 2014
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (282 KB) | Appendix in PDF (235 KB)

    2014-2
    Human Capital Dynamics and the U.S. Labor Market
    Lei Fang and Jun Nie
    February 2014
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (343 KB)

    2012-19
    Home Production Technology and Time Allocation: Empirics, Theory, and Implications
    Lei Fang and Guozhong Zhu
    December 2012
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (401 KB)

    2012-16
    Wages and Unemployment across Business Cycles: A High-Frequency Investigation
    Lei Fang and Pedro Silos
    October 2012
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (216 KB)

    2011-14
    Impact of the Business Environment on Output and Productivity in Africa
    El-hadj Bah and Lei Fang
    November 2011
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (428 KB)

    2010-16a
    Entry Cost, Financial Friction, and Cross-Country Differences in Income and TFP
    Lei Fang
    September 2010
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (359 KB)

    2009-8
    Entry Barriers, Competition, and Technology Adoption
    Lei Fang
    March 2009
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (349 KB)

    2009-7
    Product Market Regulation and Market Work: A Benchmark Analysis
    Lei Fang and Richard Rogerson
    March 2009
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (298 KB)

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Employment

    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

    Education

    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