Professor Wei Ha
Professor in Education Policy and Leadership, Graduate School of Education and Institute of Economics of Education, Peking University, People's Republic of China
Dr. Wei Ha is currently a research professor in Education Policy and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education and a faculty associate at the Institute of Education Economics at Peking University. Prior to joining the Peking University, he worked as policy specialists at UNICEF and UNDP for seven years in the United States and in Africa. During his doctoral study, he also served as a consultant at the World Bank. He has published peer reviewed articles and book chapters in a wide-range of fields including education economics, public health, migration, and development economics. His current research focuses on the impact evaluation of key national education policies in China such as the Rural Compulsory Education Finance Reform, and the Nutrition Improvement Plan for rural students. He also examines the interaction between education and major social transformations in China such as the massive labor retrenchments at State-Owned Enterprises in the late 1990s and rising housing prices in urban China. Dr. Ha received his dual BA in Economics and Political Science and MA in Education Economics from Peking University and his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.