Lei Fang is a research economist and associate adviser on the macroeconomics and monetary policy team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her research areas are macroeconomics, growth and development economics, and labor economics. She is an occasional contributor to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.
Before joining the Bank in 2008, Dr. Fang was a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at Arizona State University.
Dr. Fang received her bachelor's degree in economics from Beijing University in China. She earned her master's degree and doctorate in economics from Arizona State University.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
"Barriers to Entry, Competition and Technology Adoption." Economic Inquiry. DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12391.
"Home Hours in the United States and Europe," with Cara McDaniel. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics. DOI: 10.1515/bejm-2015-0031.
"Impact of the Business Environment on Output and Productivity in Africa," with El-hadj Bah. Journal of Development Economics. 2015, vol. 114(C), pages 159–71.
"Entry Cost, Financial Friction, and Cross-country Dierences in Income and TFP" with El-hadj Bah. Macroeconomic Dynamics. 2016, vol. 20(4), pages 884–908.
"Product Market Regulation and Market Work: A Benchmark Analysis," with Richard Rogerson. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 3(2), pages 163–88, April 2011.
"Policy Analysis in a Matching Model with Intensive and Extensive Margins," with Richard Rogerson. 2009, International Economic Review, vol 50–4.