Hang Hu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include macroeconomics, growth and development, and trade. Hang is currently on the job market. He is available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Atlanta, and also available for interviews at the China International Conference in Economics in Beijing.
Hang’s papers are motivated by a common economic feature: producer interaction through input-output linkages. In his job market paper “Structural Change with Endogenous Input-Output Linkages”, Hang proposes a new mechanism for structural change through external outsourcing of intermediate input. He develops a multi-sector general equilibrium model with endogenous input-output linkages. The quantitative analysis shows that the new mechanism of external outsourcing is comparable to the existing mechanisms in the structural change literature.
Hang has another working paper. In that paper, he finds that without taking input-output linkages into account, the measurement of TFP growth is biased at both sector level and aggregate level. In addition, Hang has two papers in progress. In the first paper, he extends his job market paper to a global context. Hang finds that the mechanism of external outsourcing holds in global value chains. In the second paper, he unifies the theory of structural change with the theory of marketization. He aims to explain the long-run inequality in the US since 1950.
You can find more information about Hang and his papers on his website.