Department of Economics: Assistant Professor
- Peking University, China, B.A., M.A.
- University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Muzhe Yang joined the Department of Economics at Lehigh University in 2008 after receiving his doctorate in agricultural and resource economics. His research is focused on treatment effects analysis under two particular settings: one is when the treatment assignment or the selection follows rules that are observable to a researcher, and the other one is when a treatment is induced by peer influence. His dissertation, Regression Discontinuity Design and Program Evaluation, discusses one procedure that society and governments follow to allocate resources based on merit or need. It bridges the gap between the theoretical and empirical work on the regression discontinuity design in the presence of multiple selection biases.
- Treatment effect analysis
- Peer effect analysis
- Counterfactuals and causal inference