Jiuchen Deng

Jiuchen Deng
326 Ruttan Hall
Paul Glewwe

B.A. in Economics and Minor in Mathematics - University of California, San Diego
M.S. in Economics - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Jiuchen is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota,
specializing in labor economics, child development, human capital formation, and development
economics. His primary research focuses on understanding the formation process of children’s
personality traits and cognitive skills, and exploring their implications in the labor market.
Jiuchen also conducts research on assessing the impacts of health and education interventions
during early childhood.

Jiuchen has extensive research and teaching experience. Currently, he is a research intern at the
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain at the University of Minnesota. He previously served
as a research assistant at the Minnesota Population Center, collaborating with multiple professors
on various research projects during the 2023/2024 academic year. Jiuchen has also worked as a
teaching assistant for numerous courses in the Department of Applied Economics and the Hubert
H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. In Fall 2023, he served as an adjunct faculty member,
teaching introductory statistics in the Economics and Political Science Department at St.
Catherine University.

Areas of Interest

  • Labor Economics
  • Child Development
  • Human Capital Formation
  • Development Economics

Select Publications

(Working Paper) Deng, J. "Estimating the Formation of Personality Traits and Cognitive Skills:
Evidence and Implications from Human Capital Formation Model and Reduced-Form Analysis"

Please visit his website for more information on his research.