Dr Yao Yao

Dr Yao Yao

Social Sciences
Lecturer in Economics (Teaching Focused)
Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Yao joined the Economics Department at Birmingham Business School in 2013 after she completed her PhD in Economics at University of Mannheim in Germany. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, labor economics and applied economics.


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • M.A. in Finance, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • B.A. in Social Work, Renmin University of China


Economic Development, Applied Economics and IT Skills


  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics

Discussion papers

‘Labor market risk in Germany’.


Are Rational Explosive Solutions Learnable?, with P. Kuang, August 2017, Economics Letters, volume 157, p. 62 - 66

Can Institutional Reform Reduce Job Destruction and Unemployment Duration? Yes It Can, with E. Perez, January 2015, Empirical Economics, 49(3), 961-983

Offshoring and Income Risk: An Empirical Investigation, with J. Hogrefe, May 2015, Empirical Economics, 50(3), 1045-1063

Labor Market Risk in Germany, R & R 

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