Hongcen Wei

Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Hongcen Wei is a Ph.D. candidate in economics in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research interest is in the intersection of macroeconomics, finance, and labor, especially the macroeconomic and social effects of financial markets and institutions. One of his projects “The Effects of Financial Deregulation on Wage Inequality” studies the effects of interstate banking deregulation on wage inequality and how this within-finance shock transmits into the labor market, empirically and theoretically.
Hongcen is an alumnus of the Master’s in Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his doctoral studies, Hongcen was a research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is originally from Chengdu, the birthplace of the first paper money.
Hongcen is a 2019 Stevanovich Fellowship recipient.