Yi Fan

Yi Fan
National University of Singapore | NUS · Department of Real Estate

PhD

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Introduction
I am an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore. My research spans Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and Labor Economics. Currently, I am working on intergenerational inequality in real estate and urban context, and behavioural response to urban policy and urban environment.

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Numerous studies have linked sleep disruption to a variety of poor health outcomes, but social scientists still have a very limited understanding of the overall importance of sleep for health in the general population. Limitations on both the scope and duration of laboratory studies make it difficult to establish longer-term causal links, and poten...
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Singapore's government imposed a new transaction tax in the form of an Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) on developers who fail to sell all units within 5 years for projects that commenced after 2011. We find significant evidence that the ABSD shock triggers rational responses by private developers, who cut prices to clear unsold housing units....
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This paper investigates the effect of a new bus route on noise complaints of residents and the influence of noise on housing price. To overcome the challenge of mapping noise data with subjective emotion, we use a novel data source—text‐based noise complaint records from residents in a town in Singapore—and apply natural language processing (NLP) t...
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This paper documents an increasing intergenerational income persistence in China since economic reforms were introduced in 1979. The intergenerational income elasticity increases from 0.390 for the 1970–1980 birth cohort to 0.442 for the 1981–1988 birth cohort; this increase is more evident among urban and coastal residents than rural and inland re...
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Singapore’s government imposes a new transaction tax in the form of additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) on developers who fail to sell all units in 5 years for new developments commenced after 2011. We find significant evidence on the ABSD shocks, which trigger rational responses of private developers in cutting prices to clear unsold housing unit...
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The government of Singapore imposed two rounds of demand restrictions in 2010 and 2013, respectively, which prohibited private housing owners from concurrently owning both a private housing unit and a public housing flat. These restrictions curb speculative and investment activities, but do not deter public housing owners from upgrading to private...
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Singapore's government imposed two rounds of demand restrictions in 2011 and 2013, respectively, which disallow private housing owners from concurrently owning a private housing unit and a public housing flat. These restrictions curb speculative and investment activities, but do not deter public housing owners from upgrading to private housing. Usi...
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I-ACT is a theoretical framework designed to guide environmental health improvement efforts. I-ACT identifies four interacting drivers of change that influence an environmental health aim: (1) Information systems; (2) public Awareness; (3) leadership and Coordination; and, (4) Tools. Actors can use I-ACT to clarify roles and identify strategies to...
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We study the effects of sons versus daughters on parental joint time allocation between the labor market and the household. Using data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey from 1989 to 2006, we apply a fixed-effects model to control for cross-household heterogeneity in son preference. We find that the birth of sons rather than daughters signi...
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I-ACT is a theoretical framework designed to guide environmental health improvement efforts. “IACT” identifies four interacting drivers of change that influence an environmental health aim: (1) Information systems; (2) public Awareness; (3) leadership and Coordination; and, (4) Tools. Actors can use I-ACT to clarify roles and identify strategies to...
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This study uses the opening of the new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in stages between 2010 and 2012 in Singapore as the exogenous event to empirically test the impact of the new Circle Line (CL) on housing wealth. Applying a “differences-in-differences” approach to the non-landed private housing transaction data covering the period from 2009 to 2013, w...
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In this paper I investigate the intergenerational income association and its transmission channels amid China's economic transition period using urban data from the Chinese Household Income Projects in 1995 and 2002. The estimated intergenerational income elasticity is 0.43 and 0.51 for cohorts educated prior to and after the market reform respecti...
Thesis
This thesis consists of three essays on intragenerational and intergenerational inequality. It focuses on the largest developing country, China, and examines historically and currently under-represented groups. The first chapter, “Does Adversity Affect Long-term Consumption and Financial Behaviour? Evidence from China’s Rustication Programme”, inve...

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A consensus has been reached at COP26 that the 2020s will be a critical decade for accelerating the response to the global climate crisis. Specifically, more efforts should be devoted to the carbon emission reductions and limitations for limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared with the pre-industrial level. Currently, dozens of countries and regions have proposed ambitious roadmaps to achieve Net Zero/Carbon Neutrality between 2040 and 2060. Asia is home to some of the world’s largest carbon emitters — both developing and developed counties, due to which much of global efforts to fight climate change depends on Asian countries cutting their reliance on fossil fuel resources. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Carbon emission treatment, measurement, and analysis technologies in energy systems. 2. Planning and operation of high renewable energy penetrated energy systems. 3. Planning and management of distributed renewable generation, new flexible loads (EVs, smart buildings, etc.), hydrogen energy, and energy storage. 4. Planning and operation of resilient integrated energy systems. 5. Emerging technologies for decarbonised energy systems. 6. Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of things and Digital twin-based decarbonisation technologies. 7. Other digitalisation factors for decarbonisation. 8. Coordinated design, planning, and operation of carbon emission markets and renewable energy markets. 9. Policy/economic instruments for facilitating decarbonisation transition. 10. Digitalisation facilities,technologies,productions and policy for decarbonisation of Asia. Important Dates: First Submission is Expected 1 Mar 2022 Manuscript Submission Deadline 30 Jun 2022 Final Decision Notification 31 Oct 2022 For more information, please visit https://www.journals.elsevier.com/renewable-and-sustainable-energy-reviews/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-on-key-enabling-technologies-strategies-and-policies-carbon-neutrality-pathway-in-developing-and-developed-countries-of-asia
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Mobility and liveability are two important notions in urbanisation and urban development. The former describes how easily an individual can move across regions. The latter is related to the quality of city life. In this proposed research, we will investigate the social integration of migrants during urbanisation and the neighbourhood quality. Both of the studies will contribute to the understanding of the sustainable development of cities and economic growth.