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HIAS Postdoctoral Researcher, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University


Ying YAO is a postdoctoral researcher of the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study [HIAS], who has just joined the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics on 1st of June, 2017. She graduated from Yunnan University, China, with MA in Economics in 2007 and obtained her MA and Ph. D. in Public Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies [GRIPS] in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Before joining HIAS, she was a research associate at the Asian Development Bank Institute from 2015 to 2017 where she has been involved in several policy-oriented projects on income inequality and health, health behavior, trade finance, digitalization and inclusion. Her research interests are health economics and industrial organization, focusing on the pharmaceutical industry.


YAO, Y., and M. Tanaka, “Price Offers of Pharmaceutical Procurement in China: Evidence from Guangdong Province,” European Journal of Health Economics, 17(5), 563-575, 2016.

Di CAPRIO, A., S. Beck. Y, Yao, and F. Khan, “2016 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Job Survey,” ADB Brief, 64, 2016.