Bobby Chung

Assistant Professor


Phone: (813) 974-6521



Bobby is an applied microeconomist with specialties in labor and education policies.. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at Clemson University. He is now an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of South Florida. He is also a research affiliate at the HCEO Global Working Group and CSOR research center.


  • PhD, Clemson University, Economics, 2019
  • MSc, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013
  • BSS, Open University of Hong Kong, 2011


  • “Job market signaling through occupational licensing” (w/ Peter Blair), Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics
  • “Understanding peer parental spillover: Mechanisms and randomization evidence in China” (w/ Jian Zou), 2023, Economic Inquiry
  • “Exposure to socially influential peer parents: Evidence from Cadre Parents in China” (w/ Liwen Chen, Guanghua Wang), 2023, China Economic Review
  • “The costs and potential benefits of occupational licensing: A case of real estate license reform”, 2022, Labour Economics
  • “A model of occupational licensing and statistical discrimination” (w/ Peter Blair), 2021, AEA Papers and Proceedings
  • “Peers’ parents and educational attainment: The exposure effect”, 2020, Labour Economics
  • “The effect of the National Kidney Registry on the kidney-exchange market” (w/ Roksana Ghanbariamin), 2020, Journal of Health Economics
  • “How much of a barrier to entry is occupational licensing?” (w/ Peter Blair), 2019, British Journal of Industrial Relations
  • “Threats and promises in bargaining” (w/ Dan Wood), 2019, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization