Population Ageing, Pension System, and Retirement Income Security in China

Dr. Hanming Fang is Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an applied microeconomist with broad theoretical and empirical interests focusing on public economics, including topics such as discrimination, social insurance, and welfare reform, health insurance markets, and population aging. In 2008, Professor Fang was awarded the 17th Kenneth Arrow Prize by the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) for his research on the sources of advantageous selection in the Medigap insurance market. He was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018.

Professor Fang is currently working on issues related to insurance markets, particularly the interaction between the health insurance reform and the labor market, and the alternative health insurance reform proposals. He also studies the Chinese economy, particularly on issues related to political economy, population aging and social security.

This event was moderated by Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics and Faculty Director of the Harvard China Health Partnership.


  • A recording of the event is available here.
  • More information about our work on China’s ageing population is available here.
  • More information about the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard, which co-hosted the event, is available here.