Dr Yuanyuan Deng

Dr Yuanyuan Deng

Casual Academic

M.A., P.h.D. Economics, Stony Brook University, United States

Business School

Yuanyuan Deng is a CEPAR Senior Research Associate. She is an applied microeconomist with broad empirical interests focusing on Health Economics, Public Economics, and Labor Economics. 

Her current research develops a life-cycle model of labor supply and consumption for urban males with heterogeneous skill types to evaluate the implications for labor supply and individual welfare of three reforms to the Basic Old-Age Insurance pension scheme in China. She is also working on projects related to population aging, the effect of gender-concordance, the intergenerational consequences of depression, mobility limitations of old Americans, and the relationship between measures of labor supply flexibility and portfolio-choice decisions.

Before rejoining UNSW in 2018, Yuanyuan held positions at Singapore Management University. Yuanyuan received her Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York-Stony Brook in 2016. During her Ph.D. study, her research focused on Medicare costs at both the individual and aggregate level, as well as the interactions between Medicare and Social Security. Her research has been supported by the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC) and the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College.

Research interests:

  • Main Research Areas: Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Chinese Economy
  • Focus Areas: Labor Supply, Mental Health, Health Expenditure, Health Insurance Market, Ageing in China


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ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Room E20C, Level 3, East Wing, 223 Anzac Parade Ref L5

"Medicare Buy-in, Medicare Delay Enrollment and Medicare Costs of Older Americans," Dissertations Fellowship, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College [BC16-D1], $28,000, 2016.

The 23rd Annual Rand Summer Institute Fellow, 2016.

"Medicare Expenditures, Social Security Reform, and the Labor Force Participation of Older Americans," Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center [UM15-13], $50,000, MRDRC Working Paper 2015-330, with Hugo Benitez-Silva (Stony Brook University).



Associate Investigator, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute. 

My Teaching

2019    Quantitative Methods for Business, UNSW.

2014    Health Economics, Stony Brook University.

2013    Industrial Organization, Stony Brook University.