Yanhui Wu
Prof. Yanhui WU
经济学
管理及商业策略
Associate Professor

3917 8508

KK 931

Academic & Professional Qualification

Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics

MSc. in Economics, London School of Economics

B.A. in Economics, Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University

Biography

Dr. Wu is Associate Professor of Economics and of Management and Strategy at the University of Hong Kong and the Associate Director of Institute of Digital Economy and Innovation. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and a non-residential Fellow of the 21 Century China Center at UC San Diego. Prior to HKU, he was Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His primary research interest is media economics, in which he has studied how social media affects economic performance, policy making, and consumer behavior in China. Another stream of his research focuses on creative production in the digital economy and the welfare implications of AI-guided economic activities. Recently, he has collaborated with data scientists to apply cutting-edge big data methods to various areas in the social sciences. His work has been published at top economics, management, and statistics journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Management Science, and Organization Science.

Teaching
  • Economics of Organization and Strategy (PhD, Master)
  • Managerial Economics (MBA)
  • Causal Inference (Undergraduate)
  • Big Data Economics (Undergraduate)
Research Interest
  • Media Economics, Organizational Economics, Development Economics, Chinese Economy, Big Data and Computational Social Science
Selected Publications
  • Street-level responsiveness of city governments in China, Germany, and the United States (with Ekkehard Köhler and John G Matsusaka), Journal of Comparative Economics, 51(2): 640-652, June, (2023).
  • Competition, Contracts, and Creativity: Evidence from Novel Writing in a Platform Market (with Feng Zhu), Management Science, 68(12): 8613-8634, December, (2022).
  • Intentional Control of Type I Error Over Unconscious Data Distortion: A Neyman-Pearson Approach to Text Classification (with Lucy Xia, Richard Zhao and Xin Tong), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 116(533): 68-81, March, (2021).
  • Media Bias in China (with Bei Qin and David Strӧmberg), American Economic Review, 108(9): 2442-76, September, (2018).
  • Incentive Contracts and the Allocation of Talent, Economic Journal, 127(607): 2744-2783, December, (2017).
  • Authority, Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper, Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(1): 16-31, March, (2017).
  • Why Does China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda (with Bei Qin and David Strӧmberg), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31(1): 117-40 (2017).
  • Organizational Structure and Product Choice in Knowledge Intensive Firms, Management Science, 61(8): 1830-1848 (2015).
  • Knowledge, Communication and Organizational Capabilities (with Luis Garicano), Organization Science, 23(5):1382-1397 (2012).
Awards and Honours
  • Hong Kong GRF Grant (No. 17500321), PI, 2021-2024
  • European Research Council Advanced Grant, Co-PI, 2018-2022
  • USC Marshall Outlier Research Fund, PI, 2016-2018
  • USC Greif Entrepreneurship Research Award, 2014
  • Vincent Cheng Scholarship (LSE), 2007-2010
  • Chevening Scholarship (British Council), 2003-2004
Recent Publications
香港人说不好英语了吗

One of the indicators of whether a city can be considered as an international metropolis is perhaps the English proficiency of its residents. According to the EF English Proficiency Index report in 2023, Hong Kong ranked fourth among 23 countries and regions in Asia. However, there are two examples of different attitudes towards English in developed areas of Asia.

中国经济通缩隐患成真?

去年2月,笔者在本专栏撰文,剖析新冠肺炎疫情之后出现的东滞西胀现象。一年半之后的今天,西胀回落,东滞犹在。本月9日,中国经济运行的统计数据公布,7月份消费价格指数比去年同期下降0.3%,出现了自2021年2月以来的首次按年负增长;不仅如此,生产价格指数的按年跌幅为4.4%,延续6月的下降趋势。

中国经济通缩隐患成真?

去年2月,笔者在本专栏撰文,剖析新冠肺炎疫情之后出现的东滞西胀现象。一年半之后的今天,西胀回落,东滞犹在。本月9日,中国经济运行的统计数据公布,7月份消费价格指数比去年同期下降0.3%,出现了自2021年2月以来的首次按年负增长;不仅如此,生产价格指数的按年跌幅为4.4%,延续6月的下降趋势。

高才通未必通高才 香港帮方能帮香港

香港正闹人才荒已经是不争的事实。根据大型求职网站JobsDB最新发布的《2023年招聘、薪酬及福利调查报告》,有68%受访企业表示招聘困难,而60%雇主指出填补职位不易,因为「难以招聘合适人才」。特区政府也不再犹抱琵琶半遮面,坦言人才缺口不容忽视。

香港创意 繁花似锦还是绿肥红瘦?

笔者两个月前在本栏撰文〈香江失健笔,本港缺奇才〉,论及香港文艺界花果飘零,创意行业难以振兴。一些朋友颇有微词,责怪笔者没由来的悲观。过去两月,各种艺术节、文化节、展览会、音乐会接踵而至,乃至五一黄金周前的美食市集、全港戏院日,无不四处人头涌动,足见本地文艺文化产业活力十足。笔者自问:错否,错否?繁花似锦,却道绿肥红瘦!

香港创意  繁花似锦还是绿肥红瘦?

笔者两个月前在本栏撰文〈香江失健笔,本港缺奇才〉,论及香港文艺界花果飘零,创意行业难以振兴。一些朋友颇有微词,责怪笔者没由来的悲观。过去两月,各种艺术节、文化节、展览会、音乐会接踵而至,乃至五一黄金周前的美食市集、全港戏院日,无不四处人头涌动,足见本地文艺文化产业活力十足。笔者自问:错否,错否?繁花似锦,却道绿肥红瘦!

香江失健笔 本港缺奇才

上周末,几位朋友谈起文坛现状,大叹香港连失健笔,人才凋零。去年年中倪匡仙逝,年底走了西西,今年年初刘绍铭过身;加上老病的、封笔的、归隐的、出走的,昔日风流,尽被雨打风吹去。

香江失健笔 本港缺奇才

上周末,几位朋友谈起文坛现状,大叹香港连失健笔,人才凋零。去年年中倪匡仙逝,年底走了西西,今年年初刘绍铭过身;加上老病的、封笔的、归隐的、出走的,昔日风流,尽被雨打风吹去。