Yingyao Hu        颖尧

Professor of Economics

Johns Hopkins University


Curriculum Vitae
















Econometrics, Empirical industrial organization, Labor economics.

Microeconomic models with latent variables, Measurement error models.







THE ECONOMETRICS OF UNOBSERVABLES -- Latent Variable and Measurement Error Models and Their Applications in Empirical Industrial Organization and Labor Economics 


(Presentation Slides)











Identification of nonparametric monotonic regression models with continuous nonclassical measurement errors (with Susanne Schennach and Ji-Liang Shiu), Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming


Dynamic decisions under subjective expectations: A structural analysis (with Yonghong An and Ruli Xiao), Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming


Global estimation of finite mixture and misclassification models with an application to multiple equilibria, (with Ruli Xiao), Econometric Review, forthcoming


The econometrics of unobservables: Applications of measurement error models in empirical industrial organization and labor economics, Journal of Econometrics, Volume 200, Issue 2, (October 2017), pages 154-168


Closed-form estimation of nonparametric models with non-classical measurement errors (with Yuya Sasaki), Journal of Econometrics, vol. 185, issue 2 (April 2015), pages 392-408


Nonparametric identification and semiparametric estimation of classical measurement error models without side information (with Susanne Schennach), Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 108, issue 501 (March 2013), pages 177-186.


Nonparametric identification of dynamic models with unobserved state variables (with Matthew Shum), Journal of Econometrics, vol. 171, issue 1 (November 2012), pages 32-44.


Estimation of nonlinear models with mismeasured regressors using marginal information (with Geert Ridder), Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 27, issue 3 (2012), pages 347-385.


Identification and inference in nonlinear models using two samples with nonclassical measurement errors (with Raymond Carroll and Xiaohong Chen), Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 22 (2010), issue 4, pages 379-399. (Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 2010 Best Paper Award)


Instrumental variable treatment of nonclassical measurement error models (with Susanne Schennach), Econometrica, vol. 76, no. 1 (2008), pages 195–216.


Identification and estimation of nonlinear models with misclassification error using instrumental variables: A general solution, Journal of Econometrics, vol. 144 (2008), issue 1, pages 27-61.


Empirical Industrial Organization:


Identification and estimation of online price competition with an unknown number of firms (with Yonghong An and Michael Baye, John Morgan and Matthew Shum), Journal of Applied Econometrics, Volume 32, Issue 1, (January 2017), pages 80-102


Nonparametric learning rules from bandit experiments: the eyes have it! (with Yutaka Kayaba and Matthew Shum). Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 81, (September 2013), pages 215-231


Nonparametric identification of first-price auctions with non-separable unobserved heterogeneity (with David McAdams and Matthew Shum). Journal of Econometrics, vol. 174, issue 2 (June 2013), pages 186-193.


Estimating first-price auctions with an unknown number of bidders: a misclassification approach (with Yonghong An and Matthew Shum), Journal of Econometrics, vol. 157 (2010), pages 328-341.


Labor Economics:


Semiparametric estimation of the canonical permanent-transitory model of earnings dynamics, (with Robert Moffitt and Yuya Sasaki), Quantitative Economics, Volume 10, Issue 4 (November 2019); STATA Command by Yuya Sasaki


Long run trends in unemployment and labor force participation in China (with Shuaizhang Feng and Robert Moffitt), Journal of Comparative Economics, vol 45(2), (2017) pages 304-324.


Misclassification errors and the underestimation of U.S. unemployment rates (with Shuaizhang Feng), American Economic Review, vol. 103, issue 2 (April 2013), pages 1054-70.


The fertility effect of catastrophe: U.S. hurricane births, (with Rick Evans and Zhong Zhao), Journal of Population Economics, vol. 23 (2010), issue 1, pages 1-36. (the 2013 Kuznets Prize for the best published article in the Journal of Population Economics during the period 2010-2012)




Illuminating economic growth (with Jiaxiong Yao)

       (Media: BBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal)


China’s slowdown: More there than meets the eye (a blog article with Bob Barbera)







180.334 (Undergraduate Econometrics)

180.354 (Econometrics of Unobservables)

180.434 (Undergraduate Advanced Econometrics)

180.633 (Graduate Econometrics)

180.638 (Graduate Mirco-econometrics II)