Guojun He
Dr. Guojun He
经济学
管理及商业策略
Associate Director, Institute of China Economy
Associate Professor

3917 7729

KK 903

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D. UC Berkeley
  • B.A. Peking University
Biography

Guojun He is an economist working on environmental, development, and governance issues. He is now an associate professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong. He holds a concurrent appointment at the University of Chicago’s interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) and serves as the research director of its China center (EPIC-China).

He’s research tries to address some of the most challenging problems faced by developing countries and seeks to produce empirically-grounded estimates for optimal policy design. The majority of his work focuses on understanding the benefits and costs of environmental policies.

Teaching
  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics (Causal Inference)
Selected Publications
  • He, Guojun and Wenwei Peng. “Guns and Roses: Police Complicity in Organized Prostitution,” Journal of Public Economics, 2022, 207: 104599.
  • Greenstone, Michael, Guojun He, Ruixue Jia, and Tong Liu. “Can Technology Solve the Principal-Agent Problem? Evidence from China’s War on Air Pollution,” ​​American Economic Review: Insights, 2022, 4(1): 54-70.
  • Greenstone, Michael, Guojun He, Shanjun Li, and Eric Yongchen Zou​. “​China’s War on Pollution: Evidence from the First 5 Years,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2021, 15(2): 281-299.
  • He, Guojun, Shaoda Wang and Bing Zhang. “Watering Down Environmental Regulation in China,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2020, 135(4): 2135-2185.
  • He, Guojun, Yuhang Pan, and Takanao Tanaka. “The Short-term Impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Urban Air Pollution in China,” Nature Sustainability, 2020, 3: 1005-1011.
  • He, Guojun, Yang Xie, and Bing Zhang. “Expressways, GDP, and the Environment: The Case of China,” Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 145: 102485.
  • He, Guojun, Tong Liu, and Maigeng Zhou. “Straw Burning, PM2.5 and Death: Evidence from China,” Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 145: 102468.
  • He, Guojun, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou. “The Winter Choke: Coal-Fired Heating, Air Pollution, and Mortality in China,” Journal of Health Economics, 2020, 71: 102316.
  • Cheung, Chun Wai, Guojun He, and Yuhang Pan. “Mitigating the Air Pollution Effect? The Remarkable Decline in the Pollution-Mortality Relationship in Hong Kong,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2020, 101: 102316.
  • He, Guojun and Shaoda Wang. “Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China?” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9(4): 186-215.
  • Ebenstein, Avraham, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He and Maigeng Zhou. “New Evidence on the Impact of Sustained Exposure to Air Pollution on Life Expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, 114(39): 10384-10389.
  • He, Guojun, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou. “The Effect of Air Pollution on Mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2016, 79: 18-39. ​
  • He, Guojun and Jeffrey M. Perloff. “Surface Water Quality and Infant Mortality in China,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2016, 65(1): 119-139.
  • Ebenstein, Avraham, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He, Peng Yin, and Maigeng Zhou. “Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012,” American Economic Review (P&P), 2015, 105(5): 226-231.
Recent Publications
应对气候变化不能靠抑制电力需求

气候变化威胁地球食水供应、减少农业生产、危及沿海地区、损害人类健康,并使生态系统恶化。极端天气造成的过度死亡,更被认为是一大灾难性后果。据2017年发表于《科学》(Science)期刊的一篇文章估计,到二十一世纪末,极端气候带来的超额死亡成本可能占美国气候灾难损失总额约70%之多。

应对气候变化不能靠抑制电力需求

气候变化威胁地球食水供应、减少农业生产、危及沿海地区、损害人类健康,并使生态系统恶化。极端天气造成的过度死亡,更被认为是一大灾难性后果。据2017年发表于《科学》(Science)期刊的一篇文章估计,到二十一世纪末,极端气候带来的超额死亡成本可能占美国气候灾难损失总额约70%之多。

大湾区抗疫

新冠疫情肆虐,一波未平一波又起,在大湾区,深圳封城抗疫初见成效,广州又开始爆发新一轮疫情,面对相对严格的抗疫政策,当地居民是如何适应?

枪与玫瑰:警方与色情灰色产业链

警方包庇有组织犯罪的情况偶有所闻,但往往很难通过实证来研究。研究利用来自中国独特的性交易数据,证实地方警察或对一些有组织的卖淫活动提供庇护。具体而言,位于警力密度较高的社区内的桑拿浴室和按摩院,受到警方「保护」的机会较高,进而可以进行高风险、高罪责的卖淫活动。在地方警察「扫黄」期间,这种庇护效应更加明显,意味着选择性执法的存在。地方领导层的变化和中央政府纪律部队巡视则会显著减弱这种庇护效应。

港大研究:内地抗疫措施显成效 非新冠死亡下降4.6%

面对新冠大流行,不同国家采取了不同应对措施。港大经管学院今日(30日)表示,由港大经管学院经济学、管理及商业策略学副教授何国俊博士领导的国际研究小组,近日量化了内地严格的抗疫政策对非新冠死亡率的影响,研究已於权威科学杂誌《自然-人类行为》发表。

为保护环境和人民的福祉进行学术研究 – 何国俊博士

「环境经济学近年在学界备受关注,我很荣幸能加入港大经管学院,并多谢领导层能给予我这个机会在港大担任这一门研究领域的先锋。我希望能透过教育把这个研究领域发扬光大,吸引更多有潜质的人成为这方面的学者。」

为保护环境和人民的福祉进行学术研究 – 何国俊博士

作为一名环境经济学和发展经济学的专家,何国俊博士看准了港大经管学院对外扩张的机遇,开辟了环境经济学和环境政策研究这两门崭新的研究主题。在2021年7月,何博士正式以经济学副教授的身份加入我们。