CURRENT POSITION

    Assistant Professor
    School of Economics and Finance
    Queen Mary University of London
    Office:   +44 20 7882 8049

    Email:    yu.zheng [at] qmul [dot] ac [dot] uk

    Department of Economics and Finance (On Leave)
    College of Business
   City University of Hong Kong
    Office:  +852 3442 7949
    Fax :     +852 3442 0284
    Email:    
yuzheng [at] um [dot] cityu [dot] edu [dot] hk
             
PREVIOUS POSITIONS

    Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, 2015-6
    Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, 2016-7

CURRICULUM VITAE   [PDF]

    Research and Teaching Areas: Macro, Labor and Development

 
PUBLISHED OR FORTHCOMING PAPERS

    Santaeulàlia-Llopis, Raül and Yu Zheng, 2018.  "The Price of Growth: Consumption Insurance in China 1989 - 2009," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 10(4), pp 1-36. [PDF]  [Online Appendix]
            Media Coverage: VoxChina

    Yu Zheng, 2017. "The Role of Education Signaling in Explaining the Growth of College Wage Premium," Macroeconomic Dynamics [PDF]

REVISE-AND-RESUBMIT


    Using Subjective Expectations Data to Allow for Unobserved Heterogeneity in Hotz-Miller Estimation Strategies (with Juan Pantano)  [PDF] at Quantitative Economics

    Labor Share Decline and Intellectual Property Products Capital (with Dongya Koh and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis)   [PDF]   [Online Appendix] at Journal of Political Economy
            The longer version of the paper as appeared in the EUI Working Paper Series can be found [Here].
            Media Coverage: World Economic ForumWashington Center for Equitable Growth
            Non-Economics: Baker (2016) in Harvard Law Review Forum

    A Model of Tournament Incentives with Corruption (with Bin Wang) new [PDF] [Online Appendix] at Journal of Comparative Economics

    The Economic Value of Breaking Bad Misbehavior, School and the Labor Market (with Nick Papageorge and Victor Ronda) [PDF]   [Online Appendix] at Journal of Political Economy
            Media Coverage: Marginal RevolutionBrookingsFrankfurter Allgemeiner Sonntagszeitung

WORKING PAPERS

    Why is Food Consumption Inequality Underestimated? A Story of Vices and Children (with Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis)  [PDF]  [Appendix]

WORK IN PROGRESS:


    Eating Up Productivity: Social Insurance Barriers to Structural Change (with Leandro M. De Magalhães, Dongya Koh and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis)

    Constrained Efficient Entrepreneurship (with Lian Allub, Axelle Ferriere and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis)

    Village Insurance in a Growing China (with Orazio Attanasio, Costas Meghir and Corina Mommaerts)

    Innovate to Lead or Innovate to Prevail: When do Monopolistic Rents Induce Growth? (with Roberto Piazza)

    The Economic Consequences of Health Shocks for Older Workers across Countries (with Corina Mommaerts and Syed Hassan Raza) 

GRANTS
    PI, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2018 (deferred).
    PI, Early Career Scheme Grant, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2013.
    PI, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2013, 2017.
    PI, Start-Up Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2012.

EDITORIAL BOARDS
    Associate Editor, Research in Economics, 2018-
    
REFEREEING
    Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Journal of Public     Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Food Policy, Pacific Economic Review, Singapore Economic Review, Contemporary Economic Policy, China Journal of Economics.