Hang Yu

Welcome to my website!

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

My research agenda spans a range of development economics topics, including health, disaster, anti-poverty programs, and political economy. Methodologically, much of my work involves conducting randomized control trials in field settings and generating original data. I am currently running field experiments that help households cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and natural disasters. My research locations include China and Mozambique.


Email: hangyu.economics@hotmail.com

Working Papers

  1. "Social Stigma as a Barrier to HIV Testing: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." [PDF] [Appendix] [AEA Registry]

  2. “Direct and Spillover Impacts of a Community-Level HIV/AIDS Program: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Mozambique,” with Dean Yang, Arlete Mahumane, James Riddell, and James Allen. Accepted based on pre-results review at the Journal of Development Economics, July 22, 2019. [PDF] [ClinicalTrials.gov Registry] [AEA Registry]

  3. "The Value of Political Connections for Firms: The Case of Outside Directors in China."

Work in Progress

  1. “Interventions to Improve HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Beira, Mozambique,” with Dean Yang, James Riddell, Arlete Mahumane, and Jared Stolove. [ClinicalTrials.gov Registry] [AEA Registry]

  2. "Combating COVID-19: Measuring and Changing Beliefs, Knowledge and Behaviors," with Dean Yang, Arlete Mahumane, James Riddell, Tanya Rosenblat, and James Allen. [AEA Registry]