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Yao Chen

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Economic History, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics


Yao Chen is an Assistant Professor at the Erasmus School of Economics and a CEPR Research Affiliate. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2018. Her research interests are in the area of international macroeconomics, monetary policy, and economic history.

List of publications

Chen, Y. (2022). The Vagaries of the Sea: Evidence on the Real Effects of Money from Maritime Disasters in the Spanish Empire Review of Economics and Statistics, :1--45.

Ward, F.P.L. and Chen, Y. (2019). When do fixed exchange rates work? Evidence from the Gold Standard Journal of International Economics, 116:158--172.