weiweihu@ust.hk
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Weiwei Hu

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IEMS Research Areas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Applied microeconomics; Labor economics; Economics of education; Economics of networks

SHORT BIO

Weiwei Hu received her Ph.D in Economics from Duke University. Her research focuses on empirical evaluation of school admission systems and peer effects in social networks. One of her working papers about the NYC small school reforms was reported in several newspapers including New York Post, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and etc. She is currently working on the poverty measurements in China using the longitudinal data from Gansu Province.

SELECTED WORKING PAPERS

  • “Small Schools and Student Achievement: Evidence from New York City’s Reforms”, with Atila Abdulkadiroglu and Parag Pathak
  • “Neighbourhood Interactions and School Choices: Evidence from the New York City”
  • “School Quality and the Black-White Gap in Test Scores: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis”