Dr. Cheng CHEN

Assistant Professor

School of Economics and Finance

The University of Hong Kong


KK 901


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Cheng Chen joined The University of Hong Kong in Aug, 2014. His research areas include international economics and organizational economics. His job market paper (AEJ: Micro) investigates the impact of improvements in management quality on aggregate economic outcomes such as the size distribution of firms, aggregate productivity, and the welfare gains from trade. Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2014 and his master degree from Hitotsubashi University in 2008.


[ Curriculum Vitae ]





Publication and Forthcoming Papers:

§  Information, Incentives and Multinational Firms  Journal of International Economics 85: 147-158, 2011.


§  Management Quality and Firm Organization in Industry Equilibrium Online Appendix American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (Accepted)

Previously circulated as Management Quality, Firm Organization and International Trade and Management Quality and Firm Organization in the Global Economy”.



Working Papers:


§  Import Competition, Agency Problem and Aggregate Productivity: Theory and Evidence

(R&R at Journal of International Economics)  


§  Import Competition, Heterogeneous Preferences of Managers and Productivity Online Appendix (with Claudia Steinwender)


§  The Comparative Statics of Optimal Hierarchies (with Wing Suen)


§  Outward FDI and Domestic Input Distortions: Evidence from Chinese Firms (with Wei Tian and Miaojie Yu)


§  Firm Expectations and Investment: Evidence from the China-Japan Island Dispute (with Tatsuro Senga, Chang Sun and Hongyong Zhang): Media Coverage by Nihon Keizai Shinbun (in Japanese) and by RIETI (in English)


   Working in Progress:


§  Demand Uncertainty and the Joint Dynamics of Exporters and Multinational Firms (with Tatsuro Senga, Chang Sun and Hongyong Zhang)


§  Optimal Forecasting under Informational Frictions (with Yulei Luo, Jun Nie and Hongyong Zhang)


§  Middle Income Trap, Branching Deregulation, and Political Influence (Under Revision)  (with Liang Dai)




































Last Update: 2015-01-09