Jim Huangnan Shen

Jim Huangnan Shen

Research Associate, Growth Lab
Jim Huangnan Shen

Dr. Jim Huangnan Shen is currently a research associate at the Growth Lab at the Center for international Development at Harvard University. He was a visiting post-doc fellow at the Growth Lab, where he conducted research related to product space, export complexity, and structural transformation of developing countries under the supervision of Professor Ricardo Hausmann and Dr. Frank Neffke. He obtained his PhD in Development Economics from University of London (SOAS). He earned his MSc in Economics and Management and BSc in Management at London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also the co-founder of the Core China Research Center at the University of Navarra in Spain. His main research interests are in development economics, political economy, industrial economics, public policy, and regional studies. His research has appeared in journals, including Economic Modelling, Journal of Asian Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. He has more than 15 working papers that are currently at the stage of under review. He is particularly interested in using the I-O model and World Input-Output database (WIOD) to both theoretically and empirically study the issues of division of gains as well as the industrial upgrading along the global supply chains.