Hello! I am an assistant professor of economics at the School of Management and Economics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shenzhen Finance Institute.

My main research fields are macroeconomics, development economics, and labor economics.

I teach introductory macroeconomics and development economics (both undergraduate).


Download my CV here.

​Email: martinshu@cuhk.edu.hk

Office: ZR511

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Working Papers


"Selection, Structural Transformation, and the Cost Disease of Services" [paper]

"The Role of Micro Data in Understanding Structural Transformation" with David Lagakos [paper]

Resubmitted, Oxford Development Studies, Special Issue on Structural Transformation

"Possibility of Consumer Inspection and Quality of Experience Goods" with Yuk-fai Fong and Xiaoxuan Meng [paper]

Work in Progress


"Selection, Labor Share, and Income Inequality"

"Occupational Dynasties and Economic Development" with Siddharth George and David Lagakos

"Measuring and Explaining Electricity Productivity across Countries" with Jonathan Colmer, David Lagakos, and Christos Makridis