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

My research fields are macroeconomics and development.

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


Download my CV here.


Office: ZR511

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Working Papers


"Is Electricity a Weak Link in Development?"  [paper]
Jonathan Colmer and David Lagakos

"Selection, Structural Transformation, and the Cost Disease of Services" [paper]
Revision requested at American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

"Possibility of Consumer Inspection and Quality of Experience Goods"
With Yuk-fai Fong and Xiaoxuan Meng 



"The Role of Micro Data in Understanding Structural Transformation" with David LagakosOxford Development Studies, 2023 [paper] [working paper]

Work in Progress

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


"Selection, Structural Transformation, and Top Income Inequality"

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