Yao Yao

Yao Yao

Social Sciences
Associate Professor in Economics
Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Business School ED&I Lead

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
Department of Economics
University House
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
  • Labour Economics

Discussion papers

‘Labor market risk in Germany’.


Recent publications


Boubaker, S, Liu, Z, Louhichi, W & Yao, Y 2022, 'Exploring the nonlinear idiosyncratic volatility puzzle: evidence from China', Computational Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10614-022-10265-3

Ma, Y, Yao, Y, Yang, J, He, X, Ding, Y, Zhang, P, Zhang, J, Wang, G, Xie, C, Luo, W, Zhang, J, Zheng, L, Chai, Z, Zhao, Y & Zhang, Z 2018, 'Trophic transfer and transformation of CeO2 nanoparticles along a terrestrial food chain: influence of exposure routes', Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 52, no. 14, pp. 7921-7927. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b00596

Kuang, P & Yao, Y 2017, 'Are Rational Explosive Solutions Learnable?', Economics Letters, vol. 157, pp. 62-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.05.038

Hogrefe, J & Yao, Y 2016, 'Offshoring and labor Income Risk: An Empirical Investigation', Empirical Economics, vol. 50, pp. 1045-1063. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-015-0966-3

PĂ©rez, E & Yao, Y 2015, 'Can Institutional Reform Reduce Job Destruction and Unemployment Duration? Yes It Can', Empirical Economics, vol. 49, pp. 961-983. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-014-0898-3

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