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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. Manufacturing Clusters and Firm Innovation. Economic Development Quarterly, 2019, 33(1), 321–354.

Fang, L. The Dual Effects of Clusters: Learning and Selection. Economic Development Quarterly, 2018, 32(3): 195-209.

Haizhen Wen, Zaiyuan Gui, Chuanhao Tian, Yue Xiao, & 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.

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.

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. Do Clusters Encourage Innovation? A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Planning Literature, 2015, 30(3): 239-260.

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.