Wenchen Wang is a PhD candidate at Humphrey School of Public Affairs in the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Her experiences are diverse at different levels of governmental sectors: she worked for the Department of Labor in collective bargaining related topics; she was a data and policy analyst at the licensing and background studies divisions in Minnesota Department of Human Services; and she worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to evaluate the economic effects of Humphrey-Hawkins Act.
At present, Wenchen’s research focus is on labor economics, to be more specific, how would occupational licensing affect the labor market outcomes including wages, hours worked as well as employment. She is also working with MPC to collect occupational licensing requirements data for statutes and regulations.
Master of Public Policy (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2017)
Bachelor of Art in English (Sichuan International Studies University, 2015)