Shihe Fu


Ph.D. in Economics, Boston College

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2005         Ph.D. in Economics, Boston College

1998         MA in Economics, Nankai University, China

1993         A.A. in Management (Real Estate), Hunan City University, China



2017.09-present       Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics & School of Economics, Xiamen  University, Professor       

2014.02-2017.07    Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Professor

2011.02-2011.01     Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University, Associate Professor

2006.08-2010.12    Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Associate Professor

2005.11-2006.04      Harvard Business School, Research Associate

2005.08-2005.10      Torto Wheaton Research (Boston), Real Estate Economist


Professional Service

2018-                         Editorial board member: Growth and Change; PLOS ONE


Primary Teaching and Research Fields

Urban, Regional, and Real Estate Economics, Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economic Growth, Chinese Economy


 Publications in Top field journals:


1.Race-Specific Urban Wage Premia and the Black-White Wage Gap, Journal of Urban Economics 108(2018), 141-153.


2.  Measuring the Stringency of Land-Use Regulation and Its Determinants: The Case of China’s Building Height Limits, with Jan Brueckner, Junfu Zhang, and Yizhen Gu, Review of Economics and Statistics 99 (2017), 663-677.


3. Corporate Sexual Equality and Firm Performance, with Liwei Shan and Lu Zheng, Strategic Management Journal 38 (2017), 1812-1826.


4. Highway Toll and Air Pollution: Evidence from Chinese Cities, with Yizhen Gu, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 83 (2017), 32-49.


5. The Effect of Beijing’s Driving Restrictions on Pollution and Economic Activity, with V. Brian Viard, Journal of Public Economics 125 (2015), 98-115.


6. Wage Premia in Employment Clusters: How Important is Worker Heterogeneity? With Stephen L. Ross, Journal of Labor Economics 31 (2013), 271-304.


7. Smart Café Cities: Testing Human Capital Externalities in the Boston Metropolitan Area, Journal of Urban Economics 61 (2007), 86-111.


Other journals:


1. Land Conversion Across Cities in China, with Xiaocong Xu and Junfu Zhang, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2021, in press.


2. Do Rural Migrants Benefit from Labor Market Agglomeration Economies? Evidence from Chinese Cities, with Guangliang Yang and Lixing Li, Growth and Change 51(2020), 910-931.


3. Running with a Mask? The Effect of Air Pollution on Marathon Runners' Performance, with Mengmeng Guo, Journal of Sports Economics 20(2019), 903-928.


4.  Commute Costs and Labor Supply: Evidence from a Satellite Campus, with V. Brian Viard, Journal of Economic Geography 19(2019), 723-752.


5. The Effect of Housing Wealth on Labor Force Participation: Evidence from China, with Yu Liao and Junfu Zhang, Journal of Housing Economics 33 (2016), 59-69.


6.Do Agglomeration Economies affect Local Comovement of Stock Returns? Evidence from China, with Michael Firth and Liwei Shan, Urban Studies 54 (5), 1142-1161, 2017.


7.Searching for the Parallel Growth of Cities in China, with Zhihong Chen and Dayong Zhang, Urban Studies 50 (2013), 2118-2135.


8. Impact Fees and Real Estate Prices: Evidence from Thirty-five Chinese Cities, with Xiaofang Dong and Yufei Yuan, Frontiers of Economics in China 8 (2013), 207-219.


9.Economic Growth, Local Industrial Development and Inter-Regional Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from China, with Puman Ouyang, China Economic Review 23 (2012), 445-460.


10.Testing Urbanization Economies in Manufacturing Industries: Urban Diversity or Urban Size? With Junjie Hong, Journal of Regional Science 51 (2011), 585-603.


11. Information and Communication Technologies and Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Industries: Evidence from China, with Junjie Hong, Urban Studies 48 (2011), 2339-54.


12. Industry Specialization, Diversification, Churning, and Unemployment in Chinese Cities, with Xiaofang Dong and Guojun Chai, China Economic Review 21(2010), 508-520.


13.  The R&D Survey-Patent Database Link Project, with William Kerr, Journal of Technology Transfer 33 (2008), 173-186.


 2017                 The Effect of Air Popplution on Inter-city and International   Migration, National Science Foundation Grant (Grant # 71773096)

2016/9-2017/6  Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Center for Real Estate, MIT

2009                 Visiting Research Fellowship, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

2008                  Visiting Scholarship, China Scholarship Counsel (Visiting NBER)