I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Hong Kong.
My research interests include Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, and Family Economics.
Before joining HKU in Fall 2023, I was a postdoc fellow in Long-Term Fiscal Policy at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have been a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (HCEO) since 2021.
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Contact: zhouls [at] hku.hk
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Family Policies [This version: December 2022]
Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies
This paper studies the macroeconomic consequences of large-scale family policies in a heterogeneous-agent economy featuring the quantity-quality trade-off and Social Security.
Teachers and the Evolution of Aggregate Inequality [This version: January 2024]
With endogenous human capital formation, what are the dynamic impacts of performance-based teacher compensations on the income dispersion among teachers, that among non-teachers, and intergenerational mobility?
Is it more difficult for the government to raise fertility than to reduce it? If so, what could be the reason behind and what are the policy implications?
Economics Letters, Volume 228, July 2023 (link to Working paper version)
Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 129, 1-20, July 2022 (link to NBER Working Paper)