Prof. Heiwai Tang

Kiel Institute Fellow


Main research interests

  • International Trade
  • Global Value Chains
  • Development Economics

Heiwai Tang is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for China and Global Development at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured Associate Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (U.S.), the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo, Germany), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany) and the Globalization and Economic Policy Center (U.K.) as a research fellow. He has been a consultant to the World BankInternational Finance CorporationUnited Nations, and Asian Development Bank; and held visiting positions at the IMFStanfordMITHarvard. He is currently on the editorial boards of Journal of International Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics and China Economic Review.

Tang received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and undergraduate degree in mathematics from UCLA. His research interests span a wide range of theoretical and empirical topics in international trade, with a specific focus on production networks, global value chains, and China. His research has been published in leading journals in economics, including American Economic Review and Journal of International Economics.