Joyce Y. Man

Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
  • M.S., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
  • B.A., English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 1984


  • Case Studies for Policy Analysis
  • Financial Management and Budget
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Public Management Economics
  • Seminar in Policy Analysis


Dr. Joyce Yanyun Man first joined O'Neill in 1992 and specializes in public finance and policy analysis. Her teaching and research interests also include urban and regional economics; budgeting; China fiscal policy; urban, housing, and land issues; and sustainable development. In her studies, Man applies economic theory with qualitative analytical tools to public policy issues in the U.S. and China.

Man has established an international reputation for her expertise on China's urban and public economics and policy, serving as the founding director of the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing between 2007 and 2013. She returned to IU in January of 2014.

Man's work has had significant impact on government policies in China. In addition to publications in U.S. and Chinese academic journals and several books, Man has authored policy reports on China's fiscal reforms and local debt issues, property taxation, land use and management, housing markets and policies, and environmental taxation in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Taxation, Ministry of Land and Resources, DRC of the State Council, and the World Bank.


  • U.S. and China public policy expert
  • Founding Director, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Beijing, China
  • Professor of Economics, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing

In the News

Selected Works

  • China’s Land Policy and Economic Development (with R. Tao and Y. Hong, Eds.) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Forthcoming)
  • The Future of Public Housing: Ongoing Trends in the East and the West (with J. Chen and M. Stephens, Eds.). Springer-Verlag GmbH, Germany: Springer (2013)
  • China’s Environmental Policy and Urban Development. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2013)
  • China’s Housing Reform and Outcomes. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2011)
  • China’s Local Public Finance in Transition (with Y. Hong, Ed.) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2011)
  • Low-Income Housing in China: Current Issues and Policy Design (with G. Long and J. Juan, Eds.) Beijing China: The Commercial Press (2011)
  • “Taxation and economic performance: evidence from China,” (with T. Lang and X. Zheng), The Social Science Journal, 48(3): 553-559 (2011)
  • “China’s housing reform and emerging middle class,” China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation (C. Li, Ed.). Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press (2010)
  • “Urban location and housing values within a hedonic model,” (with J. Ottensmann and S. Payton), Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 38(1): 19-35 (2008)
  • “Valuing the benefits of the urban forest: A spatial hedonic approach,” (with G. Lindsey, J. Ottensmann, S. Payton, and J. Wilson), Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 51(6): 717-736 (2008)
  • Tax Increment Finance and Economic Development: Uses, Structures and Impact (with C. John, Ed.). Albany, New York: State University of New York Press (2001)