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Kerry Fang

Assistant Professor

Office: BEL 349
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CV: Kerry Fang CV

Personal Statement:

My work focuses on economic development and land use. I ask questions like “Why some regions are rich while others are poor?” and “What policy tools can help create jobs and boost innovation?”. I also examine the consequences of economic development, such as the encroachment into agricultural areas, sprawling development patterns and pollution. My work is both interdisciplinary and international. I adopt methods from economics, statistics, geography, sociology and computer science, and have studied countries including the United States, China, Australia and Russia.


Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning and Design) University of Maryland, College Park, 2018.

M.A. (Land Management) Zhejiang University, 2013.

B.A. (Land Management) Zhejiang University, 2011.

Selected Publications:

Fang, L., Ewing, R. Tracking Our Footsteps: Thirty Years of Publication in JAPA, JPER, and JPL. Journal of the American Planning Association. Forthcoming.
Fang, L., Tian, C. The Effect of Quota as a Tool for Urban Containment. Landscape and Urban Planning, online first. (Best Paper Award at the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress Annual Conference)
Yue, W., Ni, C., Tian, C., Wen, H., & Fang, L. Impacts of Urban Environmental Event on Housing Prices: Evidence from the Hangzhou Pesticide Plant Incident. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. (Forthcoming).
Fang, L. Agglomeration and Innovation: True Effect or Selection Bias? Environment and Planning, online first.
Fang, L., Howland, M., Wu, J., Kim, J., & Peng, Q. Can Transfer of Development Rights Save Farmland in Metropolitan Counties? Growth and Change, 50(3): 926-946.
Fang, L. Manufacturing Clusters and Firm Innovation. Economic Development Quarterly, 2019, 33(1), 321–354.
Fang, L., Tian, C., Yin, X., & Song, Y. Political Cycles and the Mix of Industrial and Residential Land Leasing. Sustainability, 2018, 10(9), 3077.
Fang, L. The Dual Effects of Clusters: Learning and Selection. Economic Development Quarterly, 2018, 32(3): 195-209.
Wen, H., Gui, Z., Tian, C., Xiao, Y., & Li Fang. Subway opening, traffic accessibility, and housing prices: a quantile hedonic analysis in Hangzhou, China. Sustainability, 2018, 10(7): 2254
Tian, C., Fang, L. The Impossible in China’s Homestead Management: Free Access, Marketization, and Settlement Containment. Sustainability, 2018, 10(3): 798.
Fang, L., Tian, C. Housing and Marital Matching: A Signaling Perspective. China Economic Review, 2018, 47: 27-46. (Best Paper Award at the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress Annual Conference)
Knaap G., Avin, U., & Fang L. Driving and Compact Growth: A Careful Look in the Rearview Mirror. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2017, 83(1): 32-35. (Covered by the American Planning Association and Planetizen)
Fang, L., Li, P. & Song, S. China’s Urban Development Policies and City Growth Dynamics: An Analysis based on the Gibrat’s Law. International Review of Economics and Finance, 2017, 52(11): 322-329.
Fang, L., Li, P. & Song, S. China’s Development Policies and City Size Distribution: An Analysis based on the Zipf’s Law. Urban Studies, 2017, 54(12): 2818-2834.
Fang, L. Do Clusters Encourage Innovation? A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Planning Literature, 2015, 30(3): 239-260.