Hau Chyi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Hanquing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance at Renmin University in Beijing, China. He is also a current visiting scholar and researcher at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy and NORC. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in topics on labor and public economics. Chyi's current research focuses mainly on two areas: the effects of maternal decisions on children's developments, and the effects of various policies on the decisions of low-skilled, single mothers. Because he teaches and works in China, he is also working on various issues using Chinese panel and cross-sectional data. He is experienced in manipulating and analyzing complex panel and cross-sectional nationally representative data surveys such as PSID, NLSY 79, SIPP, and CPS using Stata, Gauss and FORTRAN. He is also familiar with (1) dynamic programming modeling and estimating techniques; (2) econometric techniques such as panel data and limited dependent variables, and other cross-sectional models; and (3) extracting useful information from complicated data surveys.
Chyi received his B.A. in Finance from National Chengchi University in 1996, an M.A. in Economics from National Taiwan University in 1998, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and 2007, respectively.