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Zhihao Yu

Full Professor

Degrees:B.Sc., M.Sc. (Shanghai Jiao Tong), M.A. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3763
Office:A-810 Loeb

Languages spoken other than English: Chinese (Mandarin)

Research fields: international trade, political economy

• international trade with special emphasis on outsourcing and intra-industry trade
• the political economy of government policy
• trade and the environment
• the economy of China

Refereed Publications in the Last 6 Years:

“Trade-Induced Reduction in Unemployment of a High-Wage Economy” (with Richard Brecher), The World Economy August 2023, v46(10), 2983-2989

“Unemployment Effects of Trade with a Low-wage Country: A Minimum-wage Model with Sector-specific Factors,” (with Richard Brecher), Review of International Economics, May 2021, Pages 402-408.

“Globalization, ICT Investment and Firm Dynamism” (with J. Tang and W. Wang),  Transnational Corporations Review, June 2020, Pages 193-202.

“Product Quality, Incomplete Contract and the Product Cycle,” (with H. He), International Review of Economics and Finance Volume 53, 2018, Pages 160-167.

“Agglomeration and Firm Export,” (with C. Sun and T. Zhang), Frontier of Economics in China March 2018, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 16-132.

Most Significant Career Research Contributions:

“Measured Skill Premia and Input Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Firms” (with Bo Chen and Miaojie Yu), Journal of International Economics, Volume 109, November 2017, Pages 31-42.

“Economies of Scope and Patterns of Global Outsourcing”, Review of International Economics, Volume 20, Number 4, September 2012, Pages 854–868.

“Environmental Protection: A Theory of Direct and Indirect Competition for Political Influence”, Review of Economic Studies, Volume 72, Number 1, January 2005, Pages 269–286.

“Trade, Market Size, and Industrial Structure: Revisiting the Home-Market Effect”, Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 38, Number 1, February 2005, Pages 255–272.

“Trade Liberalization and Strategic Outsourcing” (with Yongmin Chen and Jota Ishikawa), Journal of International Economics, Volume 63, Number 2, July 2004, Pages 419–436.

“The Link Between Immigration and Trade: Evidence from the U.K.” (with Sourafel Girma), Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics), Volume 138, March 2002, Pages 115–130.