1、Wei Huang, Xiaoyan Lei and Yaohui Zhao. “"One-Child Policy and the Rise of Man-Made Twins." Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming
2、Avraham Ebenstein and Yaohui Zhao. “Tracking rural-to-urban migration in China: Lessons from the 2005 inter-census population survey.” Population Studies, forthcoming
3、Li Han, Tao Li and Yaohui Zhao. “How Status Inheritance Rules Affect Marriage Segregation: Evidence from China.” the Economic Journal, forthcoming
4、Xiaoyan Lei, John Strauss, Xiaoting Sun, Peng Zhang and Yaohui Zhao “Depressive Symptoms and SES Among the Mid-aged and Elderly in China: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study”, Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 120, November 2014, pp.224-232.
5、James Smith, John Strauss, Yaohui Zhao*, “Healthy Ageing in China,” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Volume 4, December 2014, 37-43
6、Xiaoyan Lei, James P. Smith*, Xiaoting Sun, Yaohui Zhao. “Gender differences in cognition in China and reasons for change over time: Evidence from CHARLS,” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Volume 4, December 2014, 46-55
7、Yaohui Zhao*, James P. Smith, and John Strauss. "Can China age healthily?." The Lancet 384.9945 (2014): 723-724.
8、Yaohui Zhao*, Hu, Yisong, James Smith, John Strauss, Gonghuan Yang. “Cohort Profile: The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS),” International Journal of Epidemiology, (2014) 43 (1): 61-68 doi:10.1093/ije/dys203
9、Xiaoyan Lei, Xiaoting Sun, John Strauss, Yaohui Zhao, Gonghuan Yang, Perry Hu, Yisong Hu, Xiangjun Yin, “Health Outcomes and Socio-economic Status among the Mid-Aged and Elderly in China: Evidence from the CHARLS National Baseline Data,” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Vol. 3 (2014), 29-43
10、Xiaoyan Lei, Chuanchuan Zhang, Yaohui Zhao. “Incentive Problems in China’s New Rural Pension Program,” Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 37, 2013 (pp. 181 - 201)
11、James Smith, Meng Tian, Yaohui Zhao. “Community effects on elderly health: Evidence from CHARLS national baseline,” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Volumes 1–2, November 2013, Pages 50–59
12、Huang, Wei; Lei, Xiaoyan; Ridder, Geert; Strauss, John and Zhao, Yaohui: Health, Height, Height Shrinkage and SES at Older Ages: Evidence from China, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 86-121, 2013
13、Yang Wang, Jian Wang, Elizabeth Maitland, Yaohui Zhao, Stephen Nicholas and Mingshan Lu, “Growing old before growing rich: inequality in health service utilization among the mid-aged and elderly in Gansu and Zhejiang Provinces, China,” BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:302 (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-302)
14、Xiaoyan Lei, Yuqing Hu, John J. McArdle, James Smith, Yaohui Zhao. “Gender Differences in Cognition among Older Adults in China,” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 47, No. 4, Fall 2012, pp. 951-971
15、James P. Smith, Yan Shen, John Strauss, Yang Zhe, Yaohui Zhao. “The Effects of Childhood Health on Adult Health and SES in China,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 61, No. 1 (October 2012), pp. 127-156
16、Xiaoyan Lei, Nina Yin, Yaohui Zhao. “Socioeconomic status and chronic diseases: The case of hypertension in China,” China Economic Review, 23 (2012) 105–121
17、John Strauss, Xiaoyan Lei, Albert Park, Yan Shen, James P. Smith, Zhe Yang, Yaohui Zhao. “Health Outcomes and Socio-economic Status Among the Elderly in China: Evidence from the CHARLS Pilot,” Journal of Population Ageing, (2011) 3:111–142 (DOI 10.1007/s12062-011-9033-9)
18、Shuming Bao, Örn B. Bodvarsson, Jack W. Hou, Yaohui Zhao. “The Regulation of Migration in a Transition Economy: China’s Hukou System,” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 29, No. 4, October 2011, 564–579
19、Shuming Bao, Örn B. Bodvarsson, Jack W. Hou, Yaohui Zhao. “Migration in China During 1985-2000: The Effects of Past Migration, Investments, and Deregulation,” The Chinese Economy, 42(4), (2009, July-August), 7-27
20、Shuming Bao, Örn B. Bodvarsson and Jack W. Hou, Yaohui Zhao. “The Deregulation of People Flows in China: Did the Structure of Migration Change?” The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2008, pp. 533-548
21、Junsen Zhang, Jun Han, Pak-Wai Liu, Yaohui Zhao. “Trends in the Gender Earnings Differential in Urban China, 1988-2004,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 61, No. 2 (January 2008), 224-242.
22、Hongbin Li, Lai Ting Sin, Junsen Zhang, Yaohui Zhao. “Relative Earnings of Husbands and Wives in Urban China,” China Economic Review, 17, 2006, pp. 412-431
23、Junsen Zhang, Yaohui Zhao, Albert Park, Xiaoqing Song. “Economic Returns to Schooling in Urban China, 1988 to 2001,” Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 33, No. 4, 730-752, 2005
24、Justin Lin, Gewei Wang, Yaohui Zhao. “Regional Inequality and Labor Migration in China,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 52, No. 3, 587-604, April 2004.
25、Shi Li, Yaohui Zhao. “The Decline of In-kind Wage Payments in Urban China,” Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, 245-258, 2003
26、Yaohui Zhao. “The Role of Migrant Networks in Labor Migration: The Case of China,” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 21, No. 4, 500-511, October 2003.
27、Yaohui Zhao. “Causes and Consequences of Return Migration: Recent Evidence from China,” Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 30, no. 2., 376-394, June 2002
28、Yaohui Zhao, Jianguo Xu, “Chinese Urban Pension System: Reforms and Problems,” Cato Journal, Vol. 21. No. 3, 395-414, 2002
29、Yaohui Zhao. “Earnings Differentials between State and Non-State Enterprises in Urban China,” Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 181-197, 2002
30、Yaohui Zhao. “Foreign Direct Investment and Relative Wages: The Case of China,” China Economic Review, Vol. 12, No.1, pp. 1-18, 2001
31、Yaohui Zhao, James Wen. “Land holding and social security in rural China,” Homo oeconomicus, Vol. XVI (2), 1999.
32、Yaohui Zhao. “Labor migration and earnings differences: the case of China,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 47, No. 4, 767-782, July 1999
33、D. B. Gardner, Yaohui Zhbao. “China’s food security—are there grounds to be concerned?” Choices, first quarter 1999.
34、Yaohui Zhao. “Leaving the countryside: rural to urban migration decisions in China,” American Economic Review (papers and proceedings), Vol. 89, 281-286, May 1999
35、Yaohui Zhao. “Labor migration and returns to rural education in China,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 79, 1278‑1287, November 1997.
3、Chinese Rural Labor Flows (co-editor), with Loraine West, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley , 2000