Dr Le Wen

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Biography

Le's research covers both labour economics and energy economics and currently works as a research fellow at the Energy Centre, University of Auckland Business School.

Le received her PhD in Economics from University of Auckland in 2015. Her PhD study gets involved econometric modelling of immigration, data analysis, and policy analysis. One original aspect of Le's PhD research is in its use of panel data analyses to investigate the match between education and occupation and the resulting earnings effects and upward career mobility, after controlling for individual heterogeneity.

Le's applied research at the Energy Centre has made a significant contribution in the field of energy economics by initiating the spatial econometrics modelling design to analyse the spill-over effects of wind generation on electricity price. Le works jointly with Professor Basil Sharp on energy efficiency, with special focus on energy use in New Zealand’s industrial and Trade, Primary Industry, and Services Sectors.

Le has published in International Migration, and referred International Association for Energy Economics Conference Proceedings.

Distinctions/Honours

  • 2014 University of Auckland PhD Conference Fund Grant
  • 2012 UABS PhD Conference Best Poster Prize
  • 2012 University of Auckland PhD Research Fund Grant
  • 2011 University of Auckland PhD Conference Fund Grant
  • 2010 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Areas of expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Economics

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • Economic Society of Australia (ESA)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Guang, F., He, Y., & Wen, L. (2019). Impacts of hybrid time-varying tariffs on residential electricity demand: The case of Zhejiang Province. Utilities Policy, 61.10.1016/j.jup.2019.100969
  • Yi, M., Fang, X., Wen, L., Guang, F., & Zhang, Y. (2019). The Heterogeneous Effects of Different Environmental Policy Instruments on Green Technology Innovation. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (23).10.3390/ijerph16234660
  • Guang, F., He, Y., Wen, L., & Sharp, B. (2019). Energy intensity and its differences across China's regions: Combining econometric and decomposition analysis. ENERGY, 180, 989-1000. 10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.150
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. A. (2019). Job mismatches and career mobility. APPLIED ECONOMICS, 51 (10), 1010-1024. 10.1080/00036846.2018.1524569
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sholeh Maani
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. (2018). Job Mismatches and Career Mobility. 1-21. IZA Institute of Labor Economics. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45991
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sholeh Maani
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. (2018). A panel study of immigrants’ overeducation and earnings in Australia. International Migration10.1111/imig.12425
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40732
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sholeh Maani
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. A. (2017). A panel study of immigrants' overeducation and earnings in Australia. IZA Institute of Labor Economics. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45553
  • Wen, L., & Maani, S. (26/10/2012). Over-education impacts on earnings: A comparison of alternative measures. Poster presented at The UABS PhD Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sholeh Maani

Contact details

Primary office location

SIR OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand