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Yuanyuan Deng

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Yuanyuan Deng is a lecturer at UC Berkeley, Department of Economics. She is an applied microeconomist with broad empirical interests focusing on Health Economics, Public Economics, and Labor Economics. Her research has been supported by the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC) and the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College.

Yuanyuan received her PhD in Economics from the State University of New York-Stony Brook in 2016. Before joining UC Berkeley, she held positions at the World Bank, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Singapore Management University.

Research Areas

  • Health economics
  • Labor economics
  • Public economics


  • Stony Brook University, PhD in Economics, 2016
  • Stony Brook University, MA in Economics, 2012

Selected Publications

  • “Delay the Pension Age or Adjust the Pension Benefit? Implications for Labor Supply and Individual Welfare in China,” (with Hanming Fang, Katja Hanewald, Shang Wu), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2023; 212:1192-1215.
  • “An Empirical Model of Medicare Costs: The Role of Health Insurance, Employment, and Delays in Medicare Enrollment,” (with Hugo Benitez-Silva), Econometrics. 2021; 9(2):25.