Heiwai Tang is Assistant Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Research Fellow of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, and the Globalization and Economic Policy Center in the U.K. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and held visiting positions at the IMF, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Harvard University.
Tang received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. His research interests span a wide range of theoretical and empirical topics in international trade. His recent research studies how a country’s domestic institutions shape its comparative advantage; how firms learn from their neighbors to export; how China successfully moved up the global value chains; and how exporting and foreign direct investment enhance firm performance. His work has been published in leading journals in economics, including American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Law and Economics.