Yusi Ouyang - Faculty & Adjuncts

Yusi Ouyang, PhD

Yusi Ouyang, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2963 Chapman Hall Room 228


PhD – Cornell University MA – Humboldt University of Berlin BA – North China University of Technology


Yusi Ouyang's research is in the area of development economics. She studies well-being of disadvantaged groups in China using micro data. She also uses cross-country data to study the interrelationships among poverty, growth and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.

Teaching Interests

Poverty, Inequality, and Growth
Chinese Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics


Journal Articles

  • Ouyang, Y., Shimeles, A., & Thorbecke, E. (2019). “Revisiting cross-country poverty convergence in the developing world with a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.” World Development, 117, 13-28.

  • Thorbecke, Erik, and Yusi Ouyang. “Is the Structure of Growth Different in Sub-Saharan Africa?” Journal of African Economies (2017): 1–26. Print.

  • Ouyang, Y., & Pinstrup-Andersen, P. (2012). Health inequality between ethnic minority and Han populations in China. World Development, 40(7), 1452-1468.

Book Chapters

  • Thorbecke, Erik, and Yusi Ouyang. “Is Sub-Saharan Africa Finally Catching up?” Diverse Development Paths and Structural Transformation in the Escape from Poverty . Ed. M. Andersson and T. Axelsson. Oxford University Press, 2016. 236–265. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Economics I: MacRoeconomics
  • Introduction to the Chinese Economy
  • Principles of Economics Ii: Microeconomics
  • The Chinese Economy
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth