Yanhui Wu
Prof. Yanhui WU
經濟學
管理及商業策略
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
香港人說不好英語了嗎

香港人說不好英語了嗎?2023年EF English First英語能力指標測試報告指出,在亞洲23個國家和地區中,香港排名第4。在亞洲的發達地區之中,則出現兩個對英語取態迥然相異的例子。

中國經濟通縮隱患成真?

去年2月,筆者在本專欄撰文,剖析新冠肺炎疫情之後出現的東滯西脹現象。一年半之後的今天,西脹回落,東滯猶在。本月9日,中國經濟運行的統計數據公布,7月份消費價格指數比去年同期下降0.3%,出現了自2021年2月以來的首次按年負增長;不僅如此,生產價格指數的按年跌幅為4.4%,延續6月的下降趨勢。

中國經濟通縮隱患成真?

去年2月,筆者在本專欄撰文,剖析新冠肺炎疫情之後出現的東滯西脹現象。一年半之後的今天,西脹回落,東滯猶在。本月9日,中國經濟運行的統計數據公布,7月份消費價格指數比去年同期下降0.3%,出現了自2021年2月以來的首次按年負增長;不僅如此,生產價格指數的按年跌幅為4.4%,延續6月的下降趨勢。

高才通未必通高才 香港幫方能幫香港

香港正鬧人才荒已經是不爭的事實。根據大型求職網站JobsDB最新發布的《2023年招聘、薪酬及福利調查報告》,有68%受訪企業表示招聘困難,而60%僱主指出填補職位不易,因為「難以招聘合適人才」。特區政府也不再猶抱琵琶半遮面,坦言人才缺口不容忽視。

香港創意 繁花似錦還是綠肥紅瘦?

筆者兩個月前在本欄撰文〈香江失健筆,本港缺奇才〉,論及香港文藝界花果飄零,創意行業難以振興。一些朋友頗有微詞,責怪筆者沒由來的悲觀。過去兩月,各種藝術節、文化節、展覽會、音樂會接踵而至,乃至五一黃金周前的美食市集、全港戲院日,無不四處人頭湧動,足見本地文藝文化產業活力十足。筆者自問:錯否,錯否?繁花似錦,卻道綠肥紅瘦!

香港創意  繁花似錦還是綠肥紅瘦?

筆者兩個月前在本欄撰文〈香江失健筆,本港缺奇才〉,論及香港文藝界花果飄零,創意行業難以振興。一些朋友頗有微詞,責怪筆者沒由來的悲觀。過去兩月,各種藝術節、文化節、展覽會、音樂會接踵而至,乃至五一黃金周前的美食市集、全港戲院日,無不四處人頭湧動,足見本地文藝文化產業活力十足。筆者自問:錯否,錯否?繁花似錦,卻道綠肥紅瘦!

香江失健筆 本港缺奇才

上周末,幾位朋友談起文壇現狀,大嘆香港連失健筆,人才凋零。去年年中倪匡仙逝,年底走了西西,今年年初劉紹銘過身;加上老病的、封筆的、歸隱的、出走的,昔日風流,盡被雨打風吹去。

香江失健筆 本港缺奇才

上周末,幾位朋友談起文壇現狀,大嘆香港連失健筆,人才凋零。去年年中倪匡仙逝,年底走了西西,今年年初劉紹銘過身;加上老病的、封筆的、歸隱的、出走的,昔日風流,盡被雨打風吹去。