北京大学数字金融研究中心副主任、北京大学数字金融研究中心高级研究员、北京大学国家发展研究院/中国经济研究中心教授，沈艳教授于2003年于美国南加州大学取得经济学博士学位，是Econometric Society 会员和American Economic Association会员。沈艳教授目前还担任教育部北京大学人力资本与国家政策研究中心副主任，中国数量经济学会常任理事，沈艳教授曾获北京大学优秀班主任的奖励。沈艳教授还担任Journal of Econometrics ，China Economic Review，Economic Development and Cultural Change等刊物的匿名审稿人。
“Evaluating the Regulatory Scheme for Internet Finance in China: The Case of Peer to Peer Lending”,with Wang Jingyi and Huang Yiping, China Economic Journal, 2016, 9(3), pp.272-287.
“Can the Internet Revolutionise Finance in China? ”，with Huang Yiping，Wang Jingyi，Guo Feng，China Update, Canberra: Australian National University, 2016.
“Sibling Gender Composition’s Effect on Education: Evidence from China”, with Xiaoyan Lei, James P. Smith, Guangsu Zhou, Journal of Population Economics, forthcoming.
“Evaluating the regulatory scheme for internet finance in China: the case of peer-to-peer lending”, with Jingyi Wang and Yiping Huang, China Economic Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3, pages 272 – 287.
“Measurement of the new economy in China: big data approach”, with Minggao Shen and Qin Chen, China Economic Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3, pages 304 – 316.
“Can the Internet Revolutionise Finance in China?” with Yiping Huang, Jingyi Wang and Feng Guo, China’s New Sources of Economic Growth: Reform, Resources, and Climate Change, Australian National University Press, pages 115 – 138.
"Do Social Networks Improve Chinese Adults' Subjective Well-being?" with James P. Smith, Xiaoyan Lei and Guangsu Zhou, The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Volume 6, December 2015, Pages 57–67.
“Understanding Wealth and Housing Inequality among China’s Older Population”, with Albert Park, China Economic Journal, 2015, Vol.8, No. 3.
“Inequality in Education Attainment and Expectation: Evidence from the China Family Panel Studies,” with Xiaoyan Lei, forthcoming, China Economic Journal, 2015, Vol.8, No. 3.
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of China’s Financial Reform: The Efficiency of China’s Domestic Banks”, with Cheng Hsiao, Wenlong Bian, China Economic Review, Vol. 35, 2015, pp 70-82.
“The effect of China's agricultural tax abolition on rural families' incomes and production," with Xiaxin Wang, China Economic Review, 2014, Vol. 29, pp 185-199.
“Relying on Whom? Poverty and Consumption Financing of China’s Elderly”, with Albert Park, Yaohui Zhao and John Strauss, Aging in Asia, NAS volume, 2012, pp 148 - 172.
“How Will Fertility Imbalances Affect Human Capital Structure in China? --Evidence from the National Family Planning and Fertility Health Survey”, with Xiaoyan Lei, and Xiaxin Wang, China Economic Journal, 2012, Vol. 1, pp 29 - 45.
“The Effects of Childhood Health on Adult Health and SES in China”, with Jim Smith, Yaohui Zhao, John Strauss, Yang Zhe, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2012, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp 127 - 156.
“Health Outcomes and Socio-Economic Status Among the Elderly in China: Evidence from the CHARLS Pilot”, with John Strauss, James P. Smith, Albert Park, Yaohui Zhao, Xiaoyan Lei, Zhe Yang, Journal of Population Aging,2010 (3), pp 111 - 142.
“Bank Size and SME Lending: Evidences from China”, with Minggao Shen, Zhong Xu, and Ying Bai, World Development, 2009, Vol. 37, p800 – 811.
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Washington State Repeated Job Search Services on the Employment Rate of Prime-age Female Welfare Recipients”, with Cheng Hsiao, Boqing Wang, Greg Weeks, Journal of Econometrics, 2008, Vol.145, p 98 - 108.
“Does Grassroots Democracy Reduce Income Inequality in China?”, with Yang Yao, Journal of Public Economics, 2008, Vol.92, p2182 - 2198.
“Grassroots Democracy, Accountability and Income Distribution”, with Yao Yang, book chapter in China, India, and Beyond, the proceedings of the 2007 GDN/Beijing conference.
“Evaluating the Impacts of Washington State Repeated Job Search Services on the Earnings of Prime-age Female TANF Recipients”, with Cheng Hsiao, Boqing Wang, Greg Weeks, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2007, 453－475.
“Demand for Education in China”, coauthored with Gregory Chow, International Economic Journal， June 2006.
“Money, Price Level and Output in the Chinese Macro Economy”, with Gregory Chow, Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, January 2006, pp.91-111.
“Aggregate vs. Disaggregate Data Analysis – A Paradox in the Estimation of Money Demand Function of Japan Under the Low Interest Rate Policy,” with Cheng Hsiao and Hiroshi Fujiki., Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2005, pp. 579-601.
“Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth – the Importance of Institutions and Urbanization”, with Cheng Hsiao, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2003, Vol.51, No. 4, 883 - 896.
“Is There a Stable Money Function Under the Low Interest Rate Policy? – A Panel Data Analysis”, with Cheng Hsiao and Hiroshi Fujiki, Monetary and Economic Studies, 2002, 20 (2), 1 – 23.