Jessie Wang

Jessie Wang
Economist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Boston Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of California San Diego; BS, BA in economics, mathematics, Dickinson College


Jessie Wang is an economist RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include time use, population aging, the macroeconomic implications of individual decisions in labor and health, and gender roles. Her current work studies caregiving and care arrangement in an aging population; alternative work arrangement and gig economy; gender roles and home production; and intergenerational transfers. She received her B.S. in economics and mathematics from Dickinson College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California San Diego. 


English - Fluent; Chinese - Fluent


  • Family Planning

    South Korea's Extraordinary Fertility Decline

    The complicated history of family planning as well as socioeconomic and political factors may all play roles in depressing birth rates in South Korea. But the nation's fertility decline is just one piece in a complicated gender puzzle.

    Jul 22, 2022

    The RAND Blog