Yusi Ouyang PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


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.

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin
M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin
B.A., North China University of Technology

Poverty, Inequality, and Growth
Principles of Macroeconomics
Chinese Economy

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book Chapter

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.

Journal Articles

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

Ouyang, Yusi, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, and . “Health Inequality between Ethnic Minority and Han Populations in China.” World Development 40.7 (2012): 1452–68. Print.

ECON 2013 Principles of EcoNomics I: MacroecoNomics
ECON 2073 Introduction to the Chinese EcoNomy
ECON 3173 Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth
ECON 3253 The Chinese EcoNomy