Guojun HE 何國俊
PhD University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Assistant Professor

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Office Room 2381

Full CV
Guojun He is an economist working on environmental, health and development issues. He is jointly appointed at Division of Social Science, Division of Environment and Department of Economics. He is also a faculty associate at the HKUST Institute of Emerging Market Studies and Institute of Public Policy. His current research focuses on understanding the complex relationship between economics development, environment and human health from an interdisciplinary perspective. Before joining HKUST, he was a research fellow at Harvard University, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Research Interests
Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Chinese Economy
Representative Publications
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
  • “New Evidence on the Impact of Sustained Exposure to Particulate Matter on Life Expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy” (with Avraham Ebenstein, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, and Maigeng Zhou), Under Review.
  • “On the Trade-off Between the Environment and Development: Expressways, GDP and Pollution” (with Yang Xie and Bing Zhang), submitted.
  • “Environmental Regulations and Firm-Level Productivity: A Regression Discontinuity Design” (with Shaoda Wang and Bing Zhang), submitted.
  • "Avoidance Behavior against Air Pollution: Evidence from Online Search Indices for Anti-PM2.5 Masks and Air Filters in Chinese Cities” (with Tong Liu and Alexis Lau), submitted.
  • "Do Super Markets Adjust Prices Asymmetrically?” (with Jeffrey LaFrance, Jeffrey Perloff and Richard Volpe), submitted.
Courses Taught
  • "Introductory Environmental and Health Economics" (ECON/SOSC/ENVR 2310), HKUST
  • "Economics for Environmental Policy and Management" (ENVR 3410), HKUST
  • "Environmental Economics" (SOSC 2000B), HKUST