Curriculum Vitae

Yinghua He

Email: yinghua.he [at]
Phone: +33 5 61 63 57 39;
Fax: +33 5 61 12 86 37
Google Voice: +1 571-327-0627.
Address: TSE, Bat F, MF 404b, Manufacture de Tabacs
             21 allee de Brienne, 31015 Toulouse  Cedex 6, France

Current Position

Junior Chair (Assistant Professor), Toulouse School of Economics, 2010 -

Fields of Interest 

Research: Applied Microeconomics, Labor, Education, Industrial Organization
Applied Econometrics, Labor, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics


Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, Feburary 2011
M.A. in Economics, Peking University (Beijing, China), July 2004
B.A. in Economics, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), July 2001

Fellowships and Awards

2009                   Wueller Prize for Best Summer Research Proposal, Columbia University
2004-2009           Faculty Fellow, Columbia University

2007-2008           Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University

2008                   Wueller Prize: Best 4th Year Dissertation Proposal (runner-up), Columbia University

2008                   GSAS Summer Research Grant, Columbia University
2007                   PER Summer Research Grant

2006                   Vickrey Prize: Best 3rd Year Research Proposal (runner-up), Columbia University

Teaching Experience

Instructor: Topics in Applied Econometrics (Toulouse, PhD), Introduction to Econometrics (Columbia undergrad)
Teaching Assistant: Microeconomics II (Columbia, PhD), Intermediate Micro (Peking Univ. and Columbia undergrad, 4 times), Econometrics (Peking Univ., PhD), Micro-econometrics (Peking Univ., PhD)

Research Papers

Gaming the Boston School Choice Mechanism in Beijing[PDF] December 2014
previously circulated as "Gaming the School Choice Mechanism". An earlier version is available here.

"The Cost of Political Tension: An Anatomy" [PDF] April 2014.
Ulf Nielsson and Yonglei Wang

"Subscribing to Transparency" [PDF 2014.
with Ulf Nielsson, Hong Guo, and Jiong Yang.

"Competitive Equilibrium from Equal Incomes for Two-Sided Matching" [PDF] December 2012.
with Antonio Miralles and Jianye Yan
This subsumes the previous paper "Random Assignment in One-Sided Matching and School Choice."

Gaming the Boston School Choice Mechanism in Beijing[PDF] May 2012. under revision for resubmission.
circulated as "Gaming the School Choice Mechanism".

Is Shared Housing a Way to Reduce Homelessness? The Effect of Household Arrangements on Formerly Homeless People[PDF]
with Brendan O'Flaherty and Robert Rosenheck, Journal of Housing Economics, Volume 19, Issue 1, March 2010, Pages 1-12.

Measuring the Strictness of China’s Household Registration System” [in Chinese] [PDF]
China Economic Quarterly, Vol.3 Sup. 2004.

Research in Progress

“Constrained School Choice in Paris,” with Gabrielle Fack (Pompeu Fabra) and Julien Grenet (Paris School of Economics)

 “Information and University Admission: Evidence from Hong Kong,” with Vinci Chow (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 “Option Value of High School Education: Evidence from a College Expansion in China,” with Yaohui Zhao (Peking University).

Refereeing Activities

China Economics Quarterly, Econometrica, Information Economics and Policy, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

Additional Information

Organizer: Econometrics Seminar at Toulouse School of Economics, 2011-13

Organizer: Applied Micro Workshop at Toulouse School of Economics, 2011-13

Member: Junior Recruiting Committee, Toulouse School of Economics, 2011-13

Software: Matlab, STATA, SAS, LaTeX, Microsoft Office

Language: Mandarin Chinese (Native), English (Fluent), French (Basic)

Citizenship: Chinese


Available upon request.