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Xiaogang WU is Professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He received his Ph. D. in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining HKUST, he has been Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow for two years at the Population Studies Center, and Lecturer in Sociology Department, both at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Professor Wu's research interests include social stratification and mobility, labor markets and economic sociology, and quantitative methodology. He has published in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Demography, Social Science Research, and China Quarterly. He has received the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship (2006), the Best Paper Award on Asia (2006) and the Asian and Asian American Early Career Award (2007) from the American Sociological Association.


Professor Wu's research has been funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and Spencer Foundation in the US, the Hong Kong Research Grant Council, the Hong Kong Public Policy Research Fund, and Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation in Taiwan. His current projects include "Social Mobility and Stratification Dynamics in China since the Mid-1990s"; "Self-employment and Private Entrepreneurship in China's Economic Transition",  "Chinese College Students Panel Survey: a Pilot Study", and "Hong Kong Panel Studies of Social Dynamics" (2009-2014).


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  Research Links Course Links
  JSTOR SOSC 514 (Fall, 2008)
  American Sociological Association SOSC 603C (Spring, 2008)
  Population Association of America SOSC 180 (Spring, 2008)
  Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) SOSC 509 (Fall, 2006)
  Data and Research Links SOSC 288 (Fall, 2006)
  Methods and Statistics Links SOSC 534 (Spring, 2005)



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