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.
"Examining Income Expectations in the College and Early Post-college Periods: New Distributional Tests of Rational Expectations" (with Thomas Crossley, Todd Stinebrickner, and Ralph Stinebrickner).
"The Consumption Value of College" (with Lance Lochner, Todd Stinebrickner, and Ralph Stinebrickner).
"Signal-based Learning Models without the Rational Expectations Assumption: Identification and Counterfactuals".
"Location Decisions and Welfare Inequality of Graduates from the Appalachian Region: the Role of Non-Pecuniary Considerations" (with Todd Stinebrickner, Ralph Stinebrickner, and Yuxi Yao).
ECON-918 - Second course in the graduate econometrics sequence. Covers IV estimation, GMM, MLE, error component models, NLLS, and multinomial choice models.
ECON-215 - Basic statistics and applications in business and economics.