Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sean Yixiang Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are primarily about the determinants of worker’s wages, including employer wage-setting policies, how workers navigate the labor market, and the supply of human capital by schools and employers. Prior to graduate school, he worked for 2 years as a full-time research assistant studying behavioral economics and retirement savings decisions at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics, physics, and math at Washington University in St. Louis and as an affiliate student at University College London. He was originally born in China and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10.
- 2019, Measuring firms’ labor market power in the United States, $15,000