Yanhui Wu
Dr. 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
  • Competition, Contracts, and Creativity: Evidence from Novel Writing in a Platform Market (with Feng Zhu), Management Science, forthcoming.
  • 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
阐释对香港经济的五大认识误区

日前,港大经管学院召集对经济政策研究感兴趣的学者,为香港的经济未来出谋划策。笔者和同事邓希炜教授主动请缨,研究香港如何创造更多优质工作这一课题。

阐释对香港经济的五大认识误区

日前,港大经管学院召集对经济政策研究感兴趣的学者,为香港的经济未来出谋划策。笔者和同事邓希炜教授主动请缨,研究香港如何创造更多优质工作这一课题。

狗屁工作与华丽浪费

开宗明义,这个俗得近乎粗鄙又雅得有点诗意的标题,不完全是笔者原创。《狗屁工作理论》(Bullshit Jobs: A Theory)是在2018年出版便迅速窜红的社会科学书,内容痛斥当下欧美社会衍生出无数可有可无却又报酬丰厚的狗屁工。作者是已故美国人类学者格雷伯(David Graeber),字里行间怒气冲天,不惜用上打手(goon)及帮闲(flunky)这些带有羞辱性的词汇。

狗屁工作与华丽浪费

开宗明义,这个俗得近乎粗鄙又雅得有点诗意的标题,不完全是笔者原创。《狗屁工作理论》(Bullshit Jobs: A Theory)是在2018年出版便迅速窜红的社会科学书,内容痛斥当下欧美社会衍生出无数可有可无却又报酬丰厚的狗屁工。作者是已故美国人类学者格雷伯(David Graeber),字里行间怒气冲天,不惜用上打手(goon)及帮闲(flunky)这些带有羞辱性的词汇。

香港需要坚韧甚于刚强

近日笔者与亲友以及同事、学生交流,始终离不开两个问题。一是新冠疫情过后,香港会恢复到疫前那样吗?二是这段期间离开香港的人,有多少会回来呢?一波波疫情下来,不少人对未来悲观了许多,不敢预期明天会更好,但求至少可以回到从前;这种心态大概不是香港人独有。

香港需要坚韧甚于刚强

近日笔者与亲友以及同事、学生交流,始终离不开两个问题。一是新冠疫情过后,香港会恢复到疫前那样吗?二是这段期间离开香港的人,有多少会回来呢?一波波疫情下来,不少人对未来悲观了许多,不敢预期明天会更好,但求至少可以回到从前;这种心态大概不是香港人独有。

剖析东滞西胀 慎防繁荣假象

自从新冠疫情肆虐全球以来,各国政府纷纷使出各种调控手段,试图消除疫情对经济的负面影响。

剖析东滞西胀 慎防繁荣假象

自从新冠疫情肆虐全球以来,各国政府纷纷使出各种调控手段,试图消除疫情对经济的负面影响。

适度有为为什么那么难?

政府如何干预经济是经济学中一个重要的课题。教科书给出简单的答案:只有在市场失灵或社会财富分配极端不均的情况下,政府才需要介入经济运作。反观现实,恐怕没有哪个政府如此「无甚作为」。即便是在信奉自由经济的香港,政府的作用也远不限于解决市场失灵或财富分配的问题。当下社会有一种声音,希望政府能更积极地制定经济政策,促进持续发展。

适度有为为什么那么难?

政府如何干预经济是经济学中一个重要的课题。教科书给出简单的答案:只有在市场失灵或社会财富分配极端不均的情况下,政府才需要介入经济运作。反观现实,恐怕没有哪个政府如此「无甚作为」。即便是在信奉自由经济的香港,政府的作用也远不限于解决市场失灵或财富分配的问题。当下社会有一种声音,希望政府能更积极地制定经济政策,促进持续发展。