Hui He

Last Updated: May 05, 2021

Hui He

Hui He is a Senior Economist at the Macro-Modeling & Monetary Division of IMF Institute for Capacity Development. His research areas include macroeconomics, labor economics, health economics, and Chinese economy. He has published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, European Economic Review, and Macroeconomic Dynamics. On behalf of the IMF, he has engaged in bilateral policy consultations to countries including China and Dominican Republic. Prior to joining the IMF in 2014, he had taught at Peking University (1994-1999), University of Hawaii (2007-2012) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2012-2014). He obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and a M.A. and B.A. from Peking University. He is a Chinese national.

Email: HHE@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://huihe.weebly.com/

Fluent In: Chinese.

Education:

Ph.D. Economics University of Minnesota 06/2007; M.A. Economics (Minor in Mathematics) University of Minnesota 04/2007; M.A. Economics Peking University 07/1994; B.A. Economics (with honor) Peking University 07/1992


Previous Experience:

08/2012-07/2016 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE)

08/2007-07/2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Referee Activities:

AEJ: Macro (x2), African Journal of Agricultural Research, American Economic Review, Annals of Economics and Finance (x3), B.E. Journal of Macroeconomic (x2), Bundes Bank Staff Discussion Paper, China Economic Review (x6), Canadian Journal of Economics (x2), Economic Inquiry (x2), Economic Journal, Economic Theory, Economica, European Economic Review (x3), European Journal of Health Economics, Frontiers of Economics in China (x2), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, International Economic Review (x3), International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamic and Control (x6), Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of European Economic Association (x3), Journal of Human Capital, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics (x2), Macroeconomic Dynamics (x4), Public Finance Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics (x3), Review of Economic Studies, Southern Economic Journal, World Economy


Other Professional Positions:

07/1996-07/1999 Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

07/1994-06/1996 Lecturer, School of Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Publications in Journals (Referred)

"China's rising IQ (Innovation Quotient) and growth: Firm-level evidence," with Jing Fang and Nan Li, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 147 (2020), 102561.

“Health Investment over the Life Cycle,” with Tim Halliday, Lei Ning, and Hao Zhang, Macroeconomic Dynamics, vol. 39 (2019), pp. 178-215.

“A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009,” with Haiyan Ding, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 29 (2018), pp. 106-137.

“Breaking the ‘Iron Rice Bowl:’ Evidence of Precautionary Savings from the Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Reform,” with Feng Huang, Zheng Liu, and Dongming Zhu, Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 94 (2018), pp. 94-113.

“A Rapid Grid Search Method for Solving Dynamic Programming Problems in Economics,” with Hao Zhang, Frontiers of Economics in China, vol. 8(2013), pp. 260-271.

“What Drives the Skill Premium: Technological Change or Demographic Variation?”, European Economic Review, vol. 52 (2012), pp. 1546-1572.

“Why Have Girls Gone to College? A Quantitative Examination of the Female College Enrollment Rate in the United States: 1955-1980,” Annals of Economics and Finance, vol. 12 (2011), pp. 43-66.

“Investment-Specific Technological Change, Skill Accumulation, and Wage Inequality,” with Zheng Liu, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 11 (2008), pp. 314-334.

Other Published Materials

“Evidence of Precautionary Savings in China,” with Feng Huang, Zheng Liu, and Dongming Zhu, VoxChina: September 5, 2018

“China’s High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies,” with Longmei Zhang, Ding Ding, and Rui Mano, VoxChina, April 17, 2019

“The Impact of Rapid Aging and Pension Reform on Savings and the Labor Supply: The Case of China,” with Ning Lei and Dongming Zhu, VoxChina, June 26, 2019.

Hui He

Hui He is a Senior Economist at the Macro-Modeling & Monetary Division of IMF Institute for Capacity Development. His research areas include macroeconomics, labor economics, health economics, and Chinese economy. He has published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, European Economic Review, and Macroeconomic Dynamics. On behalf of the IMF, he has engaged in bilateral policy consultations to countries including China and Dominican Republic. Prior to joining the IMF in 2014, he had taught at Peking University (1994-1999), University of Hawaii (2007-2012) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2012-2014). He obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and a M.A. and B.A. from Peking University. He is a Chinese national.

Email: HHE@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://huihe.weebly.com/

Fluent In: Chinese.

Education:

Ph.D. Economics University of Minnesota 06/2007; M.A. Economics (Minor in Mathematics) University of Minnesota 04/2007; M.A. Economics Peking University 07/1994; B.A. Economics (with honor) Peking University 07/1992


Previous Experience:

08/2012-07/2016 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE)

08/2007-07/2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Referee Activities:

AEJ: Macro (x2), African Journal of Agricultural Research, American Economic Review, Annals of Economics and Finance (x3), B.E. Journal of Macroeconomic (x2), Bundes Bank Staff Discussion Paper, China Economic Review (x6), Canadian Journal of Economics (x2), Economic Inquiry (x2), Economic Journal, Economic Theory, Economica, European Economic Review (x3), European Journal of Health Economics, Frontiers of Economics in China (x2), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, International Economic Review (x3), International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamic and Control (x6), Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of European Economic Association (x3), Journal of Human Capital, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics (x2), Macroeconomic Dynamics (x4), Public Finance Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics (x3), Review of Economic Studies, Southern Economic Journal, World Economy


Other Professional Positions:

07/1996-07/1999 Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

07/1994-06/1996 Lecturer, School of Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

IMF Books and Working Papers:

The Impact of Rapid Aging and Pension Reform on Savings and the Labor Supply , Working Paper No. 19/61 , March 18, 2019

China’s High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies , Working Paper No. 18/277 , December 11, 2018

Does the Stock Market Boost Firm Innovation? : Evidence from Chinese Firms , Working Paper No. 17/147 , June 30, 2017

IMF Occasional Papers, Pamphlets, and Special Issues Papers

A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009

China’s Rising IQ (Innovation Quotient) and Growth: Firm-level Evidence

Publications in Journals (Referred)

"China's rising IQ (Innovation Quotient) and growth: Firm-level evidence," with Jing Fang and Nan Li, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 147 (2020), 102561.

“Health Investment over the Life Cycle,” with Tim Halliday, Lei Ning, and Hao Zhang, Macroeconomic Dynamics, vol. 39 (2019), pp. 178-215.

“A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009,” with Haiyan Ding, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 29 (2018), pp. 106-137.

“Breaking the ‘Iron Rice Bowl:’ Evidence of Precautionary Savings from the Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Reform,” with Feng Huang, Zheng Liu, and Dongming Zhu, Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 94 (2018), pp. 94-113.

“A Rapid Grid Search Method for Solving Dynamic Programming Problems in Economics,” with Hao Zhang, Frontiers of Economics in China, vol. 8(2013), pp. 260-271.

“What Drives the Skill Premium: Technological Change or Demographic Variation?”, European Economic Review, vol. 52 (2012), pp. 1546-1572.

“Why Have Girls Gone to College? A Quantitative Examination of the Female College Enrollment Rate in the United States: 1955-1980,” Annals of Economics and Finance, vol. 12 (2011), pp. 43-66.

“Investment-Specific Technological Change, Skill Accumulation, and Wage Inequality,” with Zheng Liu, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 11 (2008), pp. 314-334.

Other Published Materials

“Evidence of Precautionary Savings in China,” with Feng Huang, Zheng Liu, and Dongming Zhu, VoxChina: September 5, 2018

“China’s High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies,” with Longmei Zhang, Ding Ding, and Rui Mano, VoxChina, April 17, 2019

“The Impact of Rapid Aging and Pension Reform on Savings and the Labor Supply: The Case of China,” with Ning Lei and Dongming Zhu, VoxChina, June 26, 2019.