Yang You
Dr. Yang YOU
Finance
Assistant Professor

3917 5169

KK 1012

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D. in Economic, Harvard University 2021
  • Bachelor in Economics and Mathematics, Tsinghua University, 2016
Biography

Dr. Yang You obtained his PhD degree in Economics from Harvard University in 2021. He also holds Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from Tsinghua University. Prior to joining HKU, he worked for Tower Research Capital as quant trader and interned at Facebook Libra.

Yang’s research interest lies in Fintech, Economics of Internet, Alternative data & asset prices, Culture & Institution, and Chinese Economy.

Teaching
  • Investment Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
Research Interest
  • Fintech
  • Digital Currency
  • Alternative Data and Pricing
  • Culture
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Chinese Economy
  • Development Economics
Selected Publications
  • “Redeemable Platform Currencies” (with Kenneth Rogoff), The Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Converging to Convergence” (with Michael Kremer and Jack Willis), NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2021, 36, 2021, 337-412.
  • “Bubbles for Fama” (with Robin Greenwood and Andrei Shleifer), Journal of Financial Economics, 131(1), 2019, 20-43.
Awards and Honours
  • Fama-DFA Best Paper
Recent Publications
貨幣革命.中|「零售數字港元」應用超乎想像 惟金管局仍未拍板

央行數字貨幣(CBDC)在設計上可分為零售層面和批發層面兩類——前者供普羅大眾(包括企業及個人)使用,後者則以金融機構為對象,作銀行同業交易結算等用途。在實際應用當中,某程度上,零售型央行數字貨幣(下稱「零售CBDC」)與港人廣泛使用的「轉數快」類似,同樣數字時代的公共產品,由政府提供,服務大眾消費者;但與轉數快不同的是,零售CBDC的應用場景更廣,生產力也更高。那麼,零售CBDC與傳統的電子支付究竟有何不同?「零售數碼港元」到底何時面世?不妨從政府、消費者和商業機構三個市場主體重新認識其經濟價值。

貨幣革命.下|香港星洲金融叮噹馬頭 「批發型數字港元」要加鞭

「金融業未來趨勢是數字化,數字貨幣將會是未來金融基建的核心部份。」立法會議員、團結香港基金公共政策研究院院長黃元山把研發央行數字貨幣(CBDC)形容為金融業數字化的「基建先行」,「CBDC的研發,事關香港從傳統的國際金融中心轉型為數字國際金融中心。」

To Imagine the Future of Digital Currencies – Dr. Yang YOU

As a teacher, I will push myself to understand the expectations of local employers' and the market dynamics of Hong Kong.

To Imagine the Future of Digital Currencies – Dr. Yang YOU

Fascinated by the unpredictable financial world, Dr. Yang YOU seeks to give form to intangible phenomena with scientific methodologies. Devoted to spend his lifetime probing at the frontiers of human knowledge, Dr. You has officially joined us in July 2021 as an Assistant Professor in Finance.

「央行數字貨幣」深度報道系列

今年2月,第24屆冬季奧林匹克運動會將在北京開幕。十四年後,奧運聖火重回北京,城市裏很多東西都變了,其中數字人民幣的應用成為全球焦點。

【虛擬資產】監管虛擬資產考量因素多 背後藏政治暗湧

全球各地監管加密資產取態、監管時間不一,皆因監管虛擬資產考量因素甚多,背後更藏政治暗湧。