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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

  • The Global Economy
  • Advanced Econometrics


Research interests

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Program Evaluation (treatment effects)
  • Health Economics
  • Obesity
  • 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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