Research Papers

Import Liberalization and Export Product Mix
Haichao Fan, Tuan Anh Luong, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Lina Zhang     Canadian Journal of Economics , forthcoming

Agglomeration, Misallocation, and (the Lack of) Competition
Wyatt Brooks, Joseph Kaboski and Yao Amber Li     American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics , forthcoming

Geography, Ties, and Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Citations in Mathematics
Li, Yao Amber, Keith Head and Asier Minondo     Review of Economics and Statistics , forthcoming

From Creative Destruction To Creative Appropriation: A Comprehensive Framework
Jack Linzhou Xing and Naubahar Sharif     Research Policy , Volume 49, Issue 7, September 2020

An Economic Model of Patent Exhaustion
Olena Ivus, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Ted Sichelman     Journal of Economics and Management Strategy , pp. 1–18, July 2020

Quality, Variable Markups, and Welfare: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Analysis of Export Prices
Haichao Fan, Yao Amber Li, Sichuang Xu and Stephen Yeaple     Journal of International Economics , 2020, Vol 125: 103327

The Roles of Supply Network Centralities in Firm Performance and the Moderating Effects of Reputation and Export Orientation
Antonio K. W. Lau, Yuya Kajikawa and Naubahar Sharif     Production Planning & Control , December 2019

Achieving Industrial Upgrading Through Automation in Dongguan, China
Naubahar Sharif and Yu Huang     Science, Technology & Society , July 2019

Global Gains from Reduction of Trade Costs
Lai, Edwin L.-C., Haichao Fan and Han Steffan Qi     Economic Theory , June 2019

Trade Liberalization and Firms’ Export Performance in China: Theory and Evidence
Lai, Edwin L.-C., Haichao Fan and Han Steffan Qi     Journal of Comparative Economics , 2019, Vol. 47, pp.640–668

The US-China Trade War, the American Public Opinions and Its Effects on China
Lai, Edwin L.-C.     Economic and Political Studies , Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, a Special Issue on the Sino-US Trade War

On the Relationship Between Quality and Productivity: Evidence from China’s Accession to the WTO
Li, Yao Amber, Haichao Fan and Stephen Yeaple     Journal of International Economics , 2018, Volume 110, pp. 28-49

Renminbi Internationalization: The Prospects of China's Yuan as the Next Global Currency
Edwin L.-C. Lai     HKUST Institute of Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) Thought Leadership Brief , June 9, 2015

Credit Constraints, Quality, and Export Prices: Theory and Evidence from China
Haichao Fan, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Yao Amber Li     Journal of Comparative Economics , May 2015

Invoicing Currency in International Trade: An Empirical Investigation and Some Implications for the Renminbi
Edwin L.-C. Lai and Xiangrong Yu     World Economy , January 2015