Dr Kailing Shen


Research School of Economics

Associate Professor
Phone number
+61 2 612 53903
Room 2090, LF Crisp Bld (26)
Research areas

Information technology and the labour market; Economics of education; Labour economics; Unemployment insurance; Income inequality and discrimination in labour markets.


Kailing Shen is Associate Professor of Economics.  Her research focuses on empirical or policy-related labor market issues. Examples include, but are not limited to, effects of information technology on labour market, unemployment insurance, job search and matching behavior, discrimination, gender differentials, income inequality, higher education, migration, marriage and intergenerational relationship. Kailing’s research is published in a number of leading economics journals including Journal of Labor EconomicsJournal of Comparative EconomicsJournal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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Research publications

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Research grants and awards

2013-2015:    National Natural Science Foundation of China, "Impacts of Hukou, Education and Wage on Job Search and Match: Evidence Based on Online Job Board Microdata," (Grant No. 71203188, including supporting funds from WISE/Xiamen University).

2009-2010:    Research Start-up Fund, Xiamen University

2008-2010:    Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Advertising for Jobs when Age and Gender Discrimination is Legal: Evidence from a Chinese Internet Job Board" (joint with Peter J. Kuhn).

2006-2009:    Research Start-up Fund, Xiamen University.



a. Courses Taught  (*best teaching award)


Applied Micro Econometrics, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012*, 2013, 2014, 2016-2018;

Labor Economics, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013*, 2014, 2016-2018;

Microeconomics II, 2008; Microeconomics I, 2006, 2011;

Intermediate Microeconomics 2006; Introductory Game Theory 2006;

Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development, 2015.


Labor Economics 2014, 2016-2018;

Applied Micro Econometrics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012*, 2013, 2016-2018;

Microeconomics II 2006, 2007, 2008;

Research Methodology, 2007;

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2007.

b. Students supervised (name and year of entrance)


David Tian, Tunye Qiu, 2018; Michael Lv, 2017.


Tianyu Fu, Anqi Chen, 2017;Yushi Yang, Yang Zhang, 2016; Luping Zeng, 2015; Yang Yang, Yujia Peng,Chunnan Chen, 2012; Yang Li, Dan Liu, Fan Pan, Yue Chen, 2011; Jianhui Zhu, 2008; Zhenqing Zhang, Sen Xue, 2007; Jing Xie, 2006.

PhD or above:

Xingjie Shi, 2016; Dan Liu, 2016; Xiang Gao, 2009; Shangyi Mao, 2007; Zhong Wang (Post-doc), 2007; Guochang Zhao, Bo Zhou, 2006.