Yiwen is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin. His research interests include housing affordability, housing inequality, neighborhoods and poverty, gentrification, transportation, urban economics, and international development. His current research projects include topics on federal and state housing policies, evictions, parking, inequality, gentrification, policing, and social networks. Yiwen is also a research affiliate of Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, Ziman Center for Real Estate, and Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.
Nelson, K., Gromis, A., Kuai, Y., Lens, M. Spatial Concentration and Spillover: Eviction Dynamics in Los Angeles Neighborhoods, 2005-2015. Housing Policy Debate, forthcoming.
Lens, M., Nelson, K., Gromis, A., Kuai, Y. 2020. The Neighborhood Context of Eviction in Southern California. City & Community, forthcoming (Early View Online).
Ellen I. G., Horn, K., & Kuai, Y. 2018. Gateway to Opportunity? Disparities in Neighborhood Conditions Among Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Residents. Housing Policy Debate, 28(4): 572-591.
Lens, M., Stoll, M. A., & Kuai, Y. 2019. Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in Los Angeles: 2001-2017. Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles.
Monkkonen, P. & Kuai, Y. 2018. Federal Housing Assistance in Los Angeles County is Primarily for High-Income Neighborhoods. Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles.
Ellen, I. G., Horn, K., Kuai, Y., Pazuniak, R., & Williams, M.D. 2015. Effect of QAP Incentives on the Location of LIHTC Properties. U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Policy Development & Research, Washington D.C.