CeMEAS Conversations: Feicheng Wang

CeMEAS Conversations: Feicheng Wang

Labor Market Development and China’s New Role in the World Economy

We are excited to present Feicheng Wang as part of our CeMEAS Conversations.

In this video, Feicheng Wang discusses his latest research on China’s household registration system and labor market development. He debates China’s new role in world trade as well as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on China’s economy.

Question 1 & 2: What should we know about China’s household registration system (hukou)?
How does it affect labor market development and migration in China?
Question 3: In your new research project you analyze gender equality and trade liberalization in China. Can you briefly elaborate on your main findings and gives us some examples?
Question 4:
What is China’s new role in the global economy?
Question 5:
How was China’s economy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Feicheng Wang joined the University of Göttingen as a postdoctoral research fellow in August 2017. He studied for a PhD from the University of Nottingham (UK and China campuses) and received his doctoral degree in Economics in 2017. Before that, he attended a postgraduate programme at Xiamen University and did his undergraduate study at Beijing Institute of Technology, both in Economics. Prior to joining the University of Göttingen, Feicheng worked as a visiting teaching fellow at Nottingham University Business School China (2016–2017). His main research interest is the labour market effects of globalisation with an emphasis on China. His current research is to examine the effects of FDI and trade openness on wage inequality across and within industries and on employment using household survey data and firm-level data. He is also interested in labour market institutions and the potential impacts on labour movement.

Research Interests: International Trade, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Chinese Economy.