Chih Ming Tan is the Page Endowed Chair and Professor in Applied Economics at the University of North Dakota's Department of Economics and Finance.
Tan's primary research interests are in the areas of inequality and mobility, health, economic growth, and development. His work has documented the presence of substantial heterogeneity in redistribution preferences as well as nonlinearities in income mobility across social groups. His recent research has also investigated the long-run impact of early health shocks on later life cognitive development and mental health outcomes in a variety of settings (China, Ghana, and Mexico).
Tan received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Economics by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004.