HU Yunfang

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HU YunfangProfessor


Office hours

Thursdays: 12:00-13:00


Research Interest

International Trade, Economic Growth/Economic Development

Education and Positions
  • Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, 2014-
  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University, 2008-2014
  • Ph.D., Economics, Kobe University, 2004
Lectures and Seminars

Teaching Experience
Undergraduate International Economics, Undergraduate International Macroeconomics, Basic Economic Mathematics

Undergraduate Seminars
The first semester of 3rd year students will learn collaboratively a textbook on macroeconomic dynamics. They will decide their research topics at the 2nd semester by reviewing related research articles and books. The main issue of the 4th year students will be to accomplish their graduation thesis. For that, they need to present their research progress at the class every week.

Graduate Seminars
The main topic of this seminars is international trade and/or economic growth related dynamic/policy issues. Students are encouraged to use both theoretical and numerical analysis to accomplish their original research papers.


Facing the beautiful Osaka Bay from mountainside of Rokko, Kobe University has long been open and welcome to multicultural, like the local city. International researchers/students from all over the world are enjoying the challenging, but joyful and fruitful campus and local life.


      Recent research:

    • 1) “Income Taxation Rules and Stability of a Small Open Economy,” (with Been-lon Chen and Kazuo Mino), Journal of Macroeconomics 65, 103236, 2020
    • 2) “Flying or Trapped?” (with Takuma Kunieda, Kazuo Nishimura and Ping Wang), NBER WORKING PAPER 27278, DOI 10.3386/w27278, 2020
    • 3) “Capital Allocation and Wealth Distribution in the Global Economy with Financial Frictions,” (with Been-Lon Chen and Kazuo Mino), 2020
    • 4) “Trade Liberalization, Educational Choice, and Income Distribution,” (with Tatsuya Asami and Taiji Furusawa), 2021
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