Guojun He
Dr. Guojun He
經濟學
管理及商業策略
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
應對氣候變化不能靠抑制電力需求

氣候變化威脅地球食水供應、減少農業生產、危及沿海地區、損害人類健康,並使生態系統惡化。極端天氣造成的過度死亡,更被認為是一大災難性後果。據2017年發表於《科學》(Science)期刊的一篇文章估計,到二十一世紀末,極端氣候帶來的超額死亡成本可能佔美國氣候災難損失總額約70%之多。

應對氣候變化不能靠抑制電力需求

氣候變化威脅地球食水供應、減少農業生產、危及沿海地區、損害人類健康,並使生態系統惡化。極端天氣造成的過度死亡,更被認為是一大災難性後果。據2017年發表於《科學》(Science)期刊的一篇文章估計,到二十一世紀末,極端氣候帶來的超額死亡成本可能佔美國氣候災難損失總額約70%之多。

大灣區抗疫

新冠疫情肆虐,一波未平一波又起,在大灣區,深圳封城抗疫初見成效,廣州又開始爆發新一輪疫情,面對相對嚴格的抗疫政策,當地居民是如何適應?

槍與玫瑰:警方與色情灰色產業鏈

警方包庇有組織犯罪的情況偶有所聞,但往往很難通過實證來研究。研究利用來自中國獨特的性交易數據,證實地方警察或對一些有組織的賣淫活動提供庇護。具體而言,位於警力密度較高的社區內的桑拿浴室和按摩院,受到警方「保護」的機會較高,進而可以進行高風險、高罪責的賣淫活動。在地方警察「掃黃」期間,這種庇護效應更加明顯,意味著選擇性執法的存在。地方領導層的變化和中央政府紀律部隊巡視則會顯著減弱這種庇護效應。

港大研究:內地抗疫措施顯成效 非新冠死亡下降4.6%

面對新冠大流行,不同國家採取了不同應對措施。港大經管學院今日(30日)表示,由港大經管學院經濟學、管理及商業策略學副教授何國俊博士領導的國際研究小組,近日量化了內地嚴格的抗疫政策對非新冠死亡率的影響,研究已於權威科學雜誌《自然-人類行為》發表。

為保護環境和人民的福祉進行學術研究 – 何國俊博士

「環境經濟學近年在學界備受關注,我很榮幸能加入港大經管學院,並多謝領導層能給予我這個機會在港大擔任這一門研究領域的先鋒。我希望能透過教育把這個研究領域發揚光大,吸引更多有潛質的人成爲這方面的學者。」

為保護環境和人民的福祉進行學術研究 – 何國俊博士

作為一名環境經濟學和發展經濟學的專家,何國俊博士看準了港大經管學院對外擴張的機遇,開闢了環境經濟學和環境政策研究這兩門嶄新的研究主題。在2021年7月,何博士正式以經濟學副教授的身份加入我們。