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Professor Fang is an applied microeconomist with broad theoretical and empirical interests focusing on public economics. His research covers topics ranging from discrimination, social economics, welfare reform, psychology and economics, to public good provision mechanisms, auctions and health insurance markets.
He is currently working on issues related to insurance markets, particularly life insurance and health insurance markets, and issues related to discrimination and affirmative action. He serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics and the International Economic Review, as well as the editorial board of several other journals, including the American Economic Review.
Professor Fang received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Before joining the Penn faculty, he held positions at Yale University and Duke University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Penn Population Studies Center.
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