Hang Yu

Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University. 

My research agenda spans a range of development economics topics, including health demand and supply, international aid, and the labor market. Methodologically, much of my work involves conducting field experiments and generating original data. 

My work aims to understand the lives of the poor and to inform policies that serve underdeveloped communities. Currently, I am running field experiments that investigate household behavior in coping with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and explore the best practices in managing community health workers in Mozambique. More broadly, I am interested in learning the social impacts of international aid in Africa and its interplay with foreign investments. My other vein of research focuses on China. I'm investigating the dynamics between emerging AI technologies and the labor market. 

I teach courses on development economics for Ph.D. in economics, masters in public policy, and undergraduate students, as well as quantitative methods for MPA students. 

See a recent VoxDev article "Community health programmes and HIV/AIDS outcomes in Mozambique," based on my research. 

Check out the following links related to my work: 

Mozambique Research Website YouTube Channel

VoxDev Profile CGHE@UofM