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Shunfeng Song

Professor of Economics


Dr. Song is a Professor of Economics at University of Nevada, Reno, USA and Honorable Dean of the Institute of Urban Development at Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing, China.

Dr. Song received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of California at Irvine in 1992. His research interests and teaching fields include urban economics, transportation economics, and applied microeconomics.

Selected Journal Publications

  • Zhongqi Deng, Min Qin, and Shunfeng Song, “Are Chinese Cities too Small? An Reexamination,” China Economic Review, 60, pp. 1-24, 2020.
  • Li Fang, Peng, Li, and Shunfeng Song, “China’s Urban Development Policies and City Growth: An Analysis based on the Gibrat Law,” International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol 52: 322-329, 2017.
  • Li Fang, Peng, Li, and Shunfeng Song, "China's Development Policies and Urban Dynamics: An Analysis based on the Zipf Law", Urban Studies, Vol. 54(12) 2818-2834, 2017.
  • Zhongqi Deng, Shunfeng Song, Yongjun Chen, "Private Participation in Infrastructure Project and Its Impact on the Project Cost", China Economic Review, 39: 63-76, June 2016.
  • Xinye Zheng, Fanghua Li, Shunfeng Song, Yihua Yu, "Central Government's Infrastructure Investment across Chinese Regions: A Spatial Panel Analysis," China Economic Review, 27(3): 264-276, 2013.
  • Shunfeng Song, Chengsi Wang, and Jianghuai Zheng. "Industrial Upgrade, Employment Shock and Land Centralization in China," Contemporary Economic Policy, 30(4): 523-532, 2012.
  • Chen, Zhuo and Shunfeng Song. "Efficiency and Technology Gap in China's Agriculture: A Meta-Frontier Analysis," China Economic Review, 19, 2008, pp. 287-296.
  • Li Gan, Dong Li, and Shunfeng Song. "Is the Zipf's Law Spurious in Explaining City-Size Distribution?" Economics Letters, 92, 2006, 256-262.
  • Zhigang Lu and Shunfeng Song. "Rural-Urban Migration and Wage Determination," China Economic Review, 17, 2006, 337-345.
  • Kevin H. Zhang and Shunfeng Song. "Rural-Urban Migration and Urbanization in China: Evidence from Time-Series and Cross-Sectional Analyses", China Economic Review, 14(4), 2003, 386-400.
  • Shunfeng Song. "Policy Issues of China's Urban Unemployment", Contemporary Economic Policy, 21, 2003, 258-269.
  • Shunfeng Song and Kevin H. Zhang. "Urbanization and City-Size Distribution in China", Urban Studies, 39, 2002, 2317-2327.
  • Shuanglin Lin and Shunfeng Song. "Urban Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence", Urban Studies, 39, 2002, 2251-2266.
  • Shunfeng Song, George S-F Chu, and Rongqing Cao. "Inter-City Regional Disparity in China", China Economic Review, 11, 2000, pp. 246-261.
  • Kevin H. Zhang and Shunfeng Song. "Promoting Exports: the Role of Inward FDI in China," China Economic Review, 11, 2000, pp. 385-396.
  • Shunfeng Song, George S-F Chu, and Rongqing Cao. "Real Estate Tax in Urban China." Contemporary Economic Policy. 17(4): 540-551, 1999.
  • Shunfeng Song and George S-F Chu. "Social Security Reform in China: The Case of Old-Age Insurance." Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. XV, pp. 85-93, April 1997.
  • Shunfeng Song. "Some Tests of Alternative Accessibility Measures: A Population Density Approach." Land Economics, 72(4), pp. 474-482, 1996.
  • Shunfeng Song. "Determinants of Bargaining Outcome in Single-Family Housing Transactions: An Empirical Examination." Urban Studies, 32, pp. 605-614, 1995.
  • Kenneth A. Small and Shunfeng Song. "Population and Employment Densities: Structure and Change." Journal of Urban Economics, 36, pp. 292-313, 1994.
  • Shunfeng Song. "Modelling Worker Residence Distribution in the Los Angeles Region." Urban Studies, 31, pp. 1533-1544, 1994.
  • Kenneth A. Small and Shunfeng Song. "Wasteful Commuting: A Resolution." Journal of Political Economy, 100(4), pp. 888-898, 1992.
  • 王家庭、曹清峰、宋顺锋,“运输成本、生产率差异与我国制造业劳动收入份额”,《经济学(季刊)》,Vol. 18, No. 3, 2019: 791-812.
  • 邓忠奇,宋顺锋,曹清峰,“中国城市之谜:一个综合分析框架”,《财贸经济》,Vol. 40, No. 9, 2019: 102-116。
  • 董雪兵、朱慧、康继军、宋顺锋;"转型期知识产权保护制度的增长效应研究,"《经济研究》,2012年第8期,4-17。
  • 付文林、宋顺锋;"不完全竞争条件下的税收竞争与资本流动研究综述",《经济学动态》,2010年第9期,131-137。


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Irvine, Spring 1992
  • B.S., Mechanics, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China, July 1983