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Dr CHEN, Vincent Yiu-por
陳耀波
Ph.D. (Columbia), MLA (Harvard), MA (HKUST), B.B.A. (Macau)
Associate Professor


Yiu Por (Vincent) Chen joined the Department of Public Policy as an Associate Professor. Before joining the City University, he was a Senior Lecturer in the School of East Asian Studies at University of Sheffield.



Dr. Chen received a PhD from Columbia University in 2004 and a Master degree at Harvard University. He specializes in the fields of political economy of development and inequality, economic geography of labor migration and urbanization, labor and development, and institutional economics. Dr. Chen has been the recipient of research awards and research grants, such as Andrew Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Brown University (2003-4), the Gregory Chow Best Paper Competition at the Chinese Economists Society (2008), and the Labor and Employment Relations Association Best Paper Session (2011), among other fellowships and essay competitions awards. He has also provided consultancy works on development projects and evaluations for international organizations such as the World Bank.



Dr. Chen is currently serving as an editorial board member of the Journal of Pro Poor Growth: An International Perspective. In addition, he is a Research Affiliate at UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and is a Research Fellow of IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) at Bonn, Germany.
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Office: AC1-Y7534
Phone: +852 3442 8817
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: YPCHEN@cityu.edu.hk
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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

“Land Use Rights, Informal Economy, and Labor Policy Changes: An Analysis of China’s Urban Labor Market Deregulation (1980-1984)” (2012)

In the Economic of Transition 20(4): 705-743.

“Development of Financial Intermediation and the Dynamics of Urban-rural Income Disparity in China” (2010) with Qi Zhang and Mingxing Liu.

In Regional Studies 44(9) November 2010, 1171-1187

“Education of Migrant Children in Urban China: An Origin-Destination Pooled Approach.” (2007) with Zai Liang.

In Social Science Research, 36, 2007, 28-47.

“Skill-Sorting, Self-Selectivity, and Immigration Policy Regime Change: Two Surveys of Chinese Graduate Students’ Intention to Study Abroad.”

In American Economic Review, 95(2), May, 2005, 66-70.

“Migration and Gender in China: An Origin-Destination Linked Approach.” with Zai Liang.

In Economic Development and Cultural Change, 52(2), Jan., 2004, 423-443.

“Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China.” with Zai Liang and Gu Yanmin.

In Urban Studies 39(2), Nov. 2002, 2175-2187.

BOOK MONOGRAPH:
Social Capital and Business Development in High-technology Clusters: An Analysis of Contemporary U.S. Agglomerations with Neslihan Aydogan. (Springer Verlag, 2008) ISBN: 9780387719108

BOOK CHAPTERS:
“The Education Consequences of Migration for Children in China.” (2010) with Zai Liang. In Gordon Liu, Shufang Zhang, and Zongyi Zhang (eds.) (2010) Investing in Health and Education for Economic Development in China, the World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

“Educational Attainment of Migrant Children: The Forgotten Story of China’s Urbanization” (2008) with Zai Liang. In Emily Hannum and Albert Park (eds.) (2008) Education and Reform in China, Routledge, 2008

“Urbanization, Economic Development, Spatial Inequality in China (1990-2001)” (2008) with Michael J. White and Fulong Wu. In John R. Logan (ed.), Urban China in Transition, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

“Demographic Sources of China’s Urbanization in the 1990s: Patterns and Regional Variations” (2008) with Zai Liang and Hy Van Luong. In John R. Logan (ed.), Urban China in Transition, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

“Regional income vulnerability and inequality in China from 1985 to 2001: An analysis using an asset based framework” with Richard Schiere (2007) in Richard Sanders, Chen Yang (eds.) (2007) China's Post-Reform Economy - Achieving Harmony, Sustaining Growth Routledge, 2007.

“Financial development and urban-rural income disparity in China” (2006) with Qi Zhang, Mingxing Liu, Ran Tao. In Shuming Bao, Shuanglin Lin and Changwen Zhao (eds.) (2006) The Chinese Economy after WTO Accession, Ashgate Publishing House.

“Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China.” with Zai Liang and Gu Yanmin. In Chen, Aimin, Gordon G. Liu, and Kevin H. Zhang (eds.) (2005) Urbanization and Social Welfare in China, Ashgate Publishing House.

“Migration, Gender, and Return to Education in Shenzhen, China.” with Zai Liang. In International Union for Scientific Study of Population (eds.) (2003) Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies, Oxford University Press.