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Durham, NC 27708
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Recent Courses

Ying Shi
Research Scientist




MS. Economics, Duke University, 2013
MSc. Economics and Philosophy, London School of Economics, 2011
BA. Mathematical Economics, Rice University, 2007

Fields: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

  • Shi, Y. "Cross-cutting Messages and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Same-Sex Marriage Amendment” [Forthcoming - Political Communication]
  • Shi, Y. and Moody, J. "Most Likely to Succeed: Long-Run Returns to Adolescent Popularity" [Forthcoming - Social Currents]

Working Papers:
  • Who Benefits from Selective Schools? Evidence from High-Achieving Math and Science Students in North Carolina"
  • "A Class of Their Own: Explaining High School Attainment Gaps by Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Gender" (with Brian Clark)

  • "The Puzzle of Missing Female Engineers: Academic Preparation, Ability Beliefs, and Preferences"

Works in Progress:
  • "Skill Begets Skills: Human Capital Accumulation and Specialization Among Childhood Immigrants" (with Marcos A. Rangel)
  • A Factor Analysis of the Transition to College: Explaining Gaps by Gender, Race, and Socioeconomic Status" (with Brian Clark)