Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Yichen Su joined the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the summer of 2018. Su’s current research focuses on urban economics, labor economics and public economics. His doctoral dissertation investigates the determinants of the urban gentrification that has occurred over the last few decades. His other research projects include estimating the “local multiplier” effect of “star-performing” firms on the economy of neighboring communities and measuring residents’ valuation of neighborhood consumption amenities. He is now investigating (with Paul Oyer) how people trade off the cost of commuting and their expected compensation when they make decisions to take up “gig” work.
Su graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles with a BA in business economics and holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University.
- “The Geography of Jobs and the Gender Wage Gap,” with Sitian Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 2028, October 2020.
- “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Demand for Density: Evidence from the U.S. Housing Market,” with Sitian Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 2024, August 2020.
- “The Rising Value of Time and the Origin of Urban Gentrification,” with Sitian Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 1913, November 2019.
- “Working from Home During a Pandemic: It’s Not for Everyone,” Dallas Fed Economics, April 7, 2020.
- “Gentrification Transforming Neighborhoods in Big Texas Cities,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Southwest Economy, Fourth Quarter 2019.
- “Texas Economy Still Growing, Though Pace Slows,” Dallas Fed Economics, November 7, 2019.