Ganghua Mei a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the intersection between labor economics and applied econometrics. Currently he is studying the effects of intra-household inequality on individual well-being in urban China. He is also studying labor supply and family structure, and applying time series models in financial economics. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with B.A. and B.S.B.A in economics, mathematics, and finance.