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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Yifan Gong

Assistant Professor of Economics
HLH 525 D
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
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Ph.D. in Economics, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2020.
M.Sc. in Applied Economics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012.
B.A. in Economics, University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2011.
Areas of Expertise
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Urban and Housing Economics
  • Assistant Professor, 2021

Yifan Gong is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 2020 and his B.A. in economics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2011. 

Gong is a labor economist and applied econometrician. Most of his research studies issues related to the interaction between individuals' decisions and their beliefs about unknown decision-influencing factors with a focus on the context of higher education. He also works on the analysis of the U.S. housing market in general equilibrium settings, using both macroeconomic and urban economic models.


Graduate Courses

ECON-918 - Second course in the graduate econometrics sequence. Covers IV estimation, GMM, MLE, error component models, NLLS, and multinomial choice models.

Undergraduate Courses

ECON-215 - Basic statistics and applications in business and economics.