Y. Doç. Rui Dang


Since 1.08.2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and
Clinical Practice(TDI), Lebanon, USA.
{ Work on research papers in health policy analysis and empirical health economics
2015–2016 Visiting Researcher, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research(RWI),
Essen, Germany.
{ Work on research papers in empirical health economics
2014–2015 Researcher in Research Division „Labor Markets, Education, Population“,
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research(RWI), Essen, Germany.
{ Work on research papers that focus on neighborhood effects and health inequality in
{ Referee of Research Project Grants for Ruhr University Bochum Research School, Germany
2010 Research assistant, Research Institute for Industrial Economics(IFN), Stockholm,
{ Collect data on social security contributions at municipality level in China
2015 PhD in Economics, Ruhr University Bochum and Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, magna cum laude (2,0).
Specialties : Empirical Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Public Health, Population
Economics, Economic Policy Evaluation
2009 Degree of Master in Business and Economics, Uppsala University, Master Thesis: Pass with Distinction.
Specialties: Empirical Economics and Applied Econometrics, Policy Evaluation
2005 Bachelor in Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, GPA
Specialties: International Finance, Statistics and Applied Econometrics
Title Empirical Essays on Social Interactions and Health Inequalities in Germany
Supervisors Prof. Thomas Bauer and Prof. Hendrik Schmitz
Royal Economic Society Conference Grant (300 GBP),2016
Fully funded PhD Scholarship by the Stiftung Mercator at Ruhr Graduate School in
Economics (46,800 EUR), 2011-2014
Ruhr University Bochum International Conference Travelling Grant (575 EUR),2014
Tinbergen Institute Scholarship (10,000 EUR),2009-2010
Renmin scholarship for Academic Excellence (1,000 CNY),Shanghai University of
Finance and Economics, 2004
List of Working Papers
Spillover Effects of Local Human Capital Stock on Adult Obesity: Evidence
from German Neighborhoods, Ruhr Economic Papers No. 585-2015. Essen SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 805-2015. DIW, Berlin.
Explaining the Body Mass Index Gaps between Turkish Immigrants and
Germans in West Germany 2002-2012: A Decomposition Analysis of Socioeconomic Causes, Ruhr Economic Papers No. 580-2015. Essen. CESifo Working
Paper Series No. 5529-2015, CESifo Group Munich. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 792-2015. DIW, Berlin. (Submitted)
A Decomposition Analysis of Cigarette Consumption Differences between
Male Turkish Immigrants and Germans in West Germany 2002-2012 Ruhr
Economic Papers No. 602-2016. Essen. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel
Data Research No. 819-2016. DIW, Berlin.(Submitted)
Do Welfare Dependent Neighbors Matter for Individual Welfare Dependency?(with Thomas Bauer) Ruhr Economic Papers No. 606-2016. Essen.SOEPpapers
on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 819-2016. DIW, Berlin.
Work in Progress
The closer the Less Obese? Distance to Public Sport Facilities and Adults’
Obesity Prevalence in Germany (Work in Progress)
2016 RES PhD meetings, London
2015 CEMIR Junior Economist Workshop on Migration Research, Munich,Germany
Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics,Thessaloniki, Greece
The RSAI/ERSA 2015 Barcelona Workshop on Regional Science and Urban Economics: Spatial Perspectives of Human Capital, Barcelona, Spain
2014 European Society for Population Economics Annual Conference, Braga, Portugal
European Association of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, Ljubljana, Slovenia
International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference, Berlin, Germany
1st Singapore Health Economics Association Conference, Singapore
Spring Meeting of Yong Economists, Vienna, Austria
RGS Doctoral Conference, Dortmund, Germany
International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium, Delmenhorst, Germany
Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics, Potsdam, Germany
The CINCH Health Economics Research Seminar, Essen, Germany
English Full Professional Proficiency(IELTS 7.5)
Chinese Native Language
German Upper Intermediate (Reading) and Lower Intermediate (Written & Oral)
French Intermediate (Reading) and Beginner (Written & Oral)
Swedish Beginner Level
Danish Beginner Level
{ Englsih language courses(Common European Framework of Reference C2-level),
Folk high school D³sseldorf
{ German language courses (Common European Framework of Reference B1-level),
Folk high school D³sseldorf
{ Workshops on presentation and scientific writing
{ Violin { Classical music
{ Reading { Jogging