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Jennifer Chang

Ms Jennifer Chang

PhD Scholar

Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours), Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University

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Jennifer Chang joined the Department of the Treasury in 2004 and has worked in the International Economy Division, the G-20 and APEC Secretariat and in the Domestic Economy Division. Jennifer commenced her PhD at ANU part time in March 2011 under the supervision of Dr Jane Golley, Associate Director, Australian Centre for China in the World. Jennifer embarked on a full time PhD in February 2012 upon being awarded the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholarship. Jennifer’s research will examine the dynamics of the Chinese labour market and link the findings to an analysis of China’s broader economic growth prospects. In particular, the research will focus on the fact that while China’s large-scale internal migration has been an important contributor to the country’s strong economic performance, as China’s population growth slows and the population ages, increasing rates of labour productivity will need to be facilitated by rising levels of education and skill in the labour force.

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

Research Interests

  • Chinese labour markets
  • China’s macro economy
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Selected Publications

‘Structural effects of a sustained rise in the terms of trade’, with Adam McKissack, Robert Ewing and Jyoti Rahman, Australian Commonwealth Treasury Working Paper 2008-01

‘The Chinese currency: How undervalued and how much does it matter?’, with Phil Garton, Economic Roundup (Spring 2005), Canberra: Australian Commonwealth Treasury

‘Trade reform, macroeconomic policy and sectoral labour movement in China’, with Rod Tyers, in Ross Garnaut and Ligang Song eds, China 2003: New Engine for Growth, Canberra: Asia-Pacific Press, 2003
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