Christina Jenq

Christina Jenq
Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics

Christina Jenq is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute for Emerging Market Studies. She holds a PhD from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Harvard College. Professor Jenq’s research interests are Gender, Discrimination, Labor Economics, and Chinese Economic History.


Select Publications

  • Jenq, Christina. “Privatization, Retirement Policy, and Labor Market Gender Gaps in Urban China, 1990-2005.” Working Paper, Institute for Emerging Market Studies, 2015.
  • Jenq, Christina. “Sampling Bias in the China Population Censuses since 1982.” Working Paper, 2015.
  • Jenq, Christina. “The Relationship Between Cohort Sex Ratios and Relative Female Educational Attainment in post-1949 China.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago, 2014.
  • Jenq, Christina, Jessica Pan, and Walter Theseira. "Beauty, weight, and skin color in charitable giving." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 119 (2015): 234-253.



  • Ph.D., Economics
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Gender Inequality
  • Human Capital

Courses Taught

  • Economics Capstone Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods for The Economics of Gender
  • Social Sciences Honors Independent Study
  • The Political Economy of East Asia