Prof. Jie GONG
Associate Professor

3910 3103

KK 1337

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • PhD: Northwestern University
  • Bachelor: Peking University

Jie Gong is an associate professor of management and strategy at The University of Hong Kong. Prior to HKU, she has taught at National University of Singapore, where she won the NUS Business School teaching excellence award.

Dr. Gong’s main research area lies at the intersection of organizational economics, personnel economics, and labor economics. It focuses on human capital accumulation and explores how firms can design organizations and operations to better manage their talents. Recently, Dr. Gong has studied topics on automation and human-machine complementarity.

Dr. Gong has published in leading academic journals such as the Management Science, Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics.

Dr. Gong earned her BA in mathematical logic and economics from Peking University and PhD in Managerial Economics from Northwestern University, Kellogg.

Research Interest
  • Organizational economics
  • Personnel economics
  • Labor economics
Selected Publications
  • “Automation Enables Specialization: Field Evidence,” (with Ivan Png), Management Science, Vol 70, Issue 3, (March 2024) pp. 1580-1595.
  • “Choosing the Pond: On-the-job Experience and Long-Run Career Outcomes,” (with Ang Sun and Zhichao Wei), Management Science, Vol 64, Issue 2, (February 2018) pp. 860–872.
  • “The Effect of Teacher Gender on Students’ Academic and Noncognitive Outcomes,” (with Yi Lu and Hong Song), Journal of Labor Economics, Vol 36, No. 3, (July 2018) pp. 743–778.
  • “Recover Overnight? Work Interruption and Worker Productivity,” (with Xiqian Cai, Yi Lu and Songfa Zhong), Management Science, Vol 64, Issue 8, (August 2018) pp. 3489–3500.
  • “Gender Peer Effects on Students’ Academic and Noncognitive Outcomes: Evidence and Mechanism,” (with Yi Lu and Hong Song), Journal of Human Resources, Volume 56, No. 3, (Summer 2021) pp. 686-710.
  • “The Returns to an Additional Year of Education for College Graduates,” (with Jessica Pan), Journal of Public Economics, Vol 218, (Feb 2023) 104796.
Recent Publications

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