Staff profile - Wang Sheng Lee

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AsPr Wang Sheng Lee

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46669 +61 3 924 46669



Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn

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Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE203 The Global Economy

MAE901 Advanced Econometrics


Research interests

Applied Microeconometrics

Program Evaluation (treatment effects)

Health Economics


Family Economics

Subjective Well-Being



Islam, A. and W. Lee. (2016). “Bureaucratic Corruption and Income: Evidence from the Land Sector in Bangladesh,” Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming.

Lee, W. (2015). “Body Fatness Charts Based on BMI and Waist Circumference,” Obesity, forthcoming.

Lee, W. and Z. Zhao.  (2015). “Height, Weight and Well-Being for Rural, Urban and Migrant Workers in China,” Social Indicators Research, forthcoming.

Guven, C, and W. Lee. (2015). “Height, Ageing and Cognitive Abilities across Europe,” Economics and Human Biology, 16, pp. 16-29.

Lee, W. and C. Guven. (2013). “Engaging in Corruption: The Influence of Cultural Values and Contagion Effects at the Micro Level,” Journal of Economic Psychology, 39, pp. 287-300.

Johnston D and W. Lee. (2013). "Extra Status and Extra Stress: Are Promotions Good for Us?" Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 66, pp. 32-54.

Caliendo, M. and W. Lee. (2013). "Fat Chance! Obesity and the Transition from Unemployment to Employment," Economics and Human Biology, 11, pp. 121-133.

Guven, C, and W. Lee. (2013). "Height and Cognitive Function at Older Ages: Is Height a Useful Summary Measure of Early Childhood Experiences?" Health Economics, 22, pp. 224-233.

Lee, W. (2013). "Propensity Score Matching and Variations on the Balancing Test," Empirical Economics, 44, pp. 47-80.

Johnston D and W. Lee. (2012). "Climbing the Job Ladder: New Evidence of Gender Inequity," Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 51, pp. 129-151.

Johnston, D and W. Lee. (2011). "Explaining the Female Black-White Obesity Gap: A Decomposition Analysis of Proximal Causes," Demography, 48, pp. 1429-1450.

Lee, W. and S. Suardi. (2011). "Minimum Wages and Employment: Reconsidering the Use of a Time-Series Approach as an Evaluation Tool," British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49, pp. s376-s401.

Lee, W. (2011). "Comparative Case Studies of the Effects of Inflation Targeting in Emerging Economies," Oxford Economic Papers, 63, pp. 375-397.

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