Weili Ding is an Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Shanghai. She is also a Project 985 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Economics of Education, Beijing Normal University and a member of NYU’s Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making. She is also an associate professor at Queen’s University which she joined after being spending two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. Professor Ding’s research interests are in the economics of education, health economics and examining the economics of rural development and urban transitions in China. Her work has appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, China Economic Review among other outlets. Professor Ding’s research often involves collecting data in rural and urban China. Her research has been supported by both the Spencer Foundation and SSSHRC.