Y. Jane Zhang

Assistant Professor
Division of Social Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Email: janezhang[at]
Tel: (852) 2358 7819
Fax: (852) 2335 0014
Office: 2356, Academic Building

Mailing Address:
Division of Social Science
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong


Ph.D., Economics, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., Economics, Stanford University
Curriculum Vitae


Competing for the benefit of offspring eliminates the gender gap in competitiveness (with Alessandra Cassar and Feven Wordofa). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, (2016), 113(19), 5201-5205.

 Supplementary Information

Curriculm and Ideology (with Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman).

Journal of Political Economy, (2017), 125(2).


Culture, Institutions, and the Gender Gap in Competitive Inclination: Evidence from The Communist Experiment in China

revise and resubmit, Economic Journal

 Instructions (English)        Instructions (Chinese)        Photo of Experimental Session        Survey (English)        Survey (Chinese)        Risk game (English)        Risk game (Chinese)

Are Protests Games of Strategic Complements or Substitutes? Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong's Democracy Movement (with Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman) under review

The Fundamental Determinants of Anti-Authoritarianism (with Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang, and Noam Yuchtman)

Can Experimental Economics Explain Competitive Behavior Outside the Lab?

 Instructions (English)        Instructions (Chinese)        Risk game (English)        Risk game (Chinese)

The Effect of Secondary Schooling on Migration, Fertility, and Sibling Educational Attainment in Rural China: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design (with Albert Park and Sangui Wang)


Quantitative Analysis in Social Science, Graduate (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

Introduction to Economics, Undergraduate (Fall 2014)

Social Research Methods, Graduate (Fall 2013, Fall 2012)

Behavioral Games, Undergraduate (Spring 2013)

Quantitative Methods for Social Science, Undergraduate (Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)