Martin Shu obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics, development economics and labor economics.


Working Papers


1. “Selection, Structural Transformation, and the Cost Disease of Services,” December 2021 (Job Market Paper)

2. “The Role of Micro Data in Understanding Structural Transformation,” (with David Lagakos), STEG Pathfinding Papers 8, August 2021

3. “Possibility of Consumer Inspection and Quality of Experience Goods,” (with Yuk-fai Fong and Xiaoxuan Meng), March 2019

4. “Occupational Dynasties and Economic Development” (with Siddharth George)