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Heiwai Tang

Assistant Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

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Heiwai Tang is Assistant Professor of International Economics at the 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, as well as the Globalization and Economic Policy Center in the U.K. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. He also held visiting positions at the IMFMIT Sloan School of ManagementHarvard University, and RIETI.

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 ReviewJournal of International EconomicsJournal of Development Economics, and Journal of Law and Economics.