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Anthony J. Howell
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Anthony J. Howell

Job title:

Assistant Professor  


Telephone:

86-10-62753950  


E-mail:

tonyjhowell@pku.edu.cn 


Education background:

2009-2014, Ph.D. in Economic Geography, University of California at Los Angeles

2009-2012 M.S. Statistics, University of California at Los Angeles

2007-2009, M.S. Geography/GIS at Michigan State University

2007-2009, B.A Chinese Language and Culture at Michigan State University

2006-2007, B.A in Political Science at Michigan State University

2002-2006, B.A in International Studies at Michigan State University 


Work experience:

2014– Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Peking University
2013–2014 Research Affiliate, California Center for Population Research, UCLA
2012–2013 Fulbright Scholar, Center for Urban Development & Land Policy, Peking University
 


Research interests:

Urban economics; Population statistics;
Regional economics and international development;
Statistical and space analysis 


Teaching:

2015-2016
1. Development Economics (undergraduate)
2. The Next China and the Global Economy (undergraduate)
3. Geographical and Economic Sciences (undergraduate)

2014-2015
1. Urban-Regional Economics (undergraduate)
2. Trade & Finance Globalization (undergraduate) 


Publications:

1. Howell, A. (2016). Firm R&D, Innovation and Easing Financial Constraints in China: Does Corporate Tax Reform Matter? Research Policy, (Forthcoming).

2. Howell, A., He, C., Yang, R., and Fan, C. (2016). Technological Relatedness and Asymmetrical Firm Productivity Gains Under Market Reforms in China, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, (Forthcoming).

3. Howell, A., He, C., Yang, R., and Fan, C. (2016). Agglomeration, (Un)-Related Variety and New Firm Survival in China: Do Local Subsidies Matter? Papers in Regional Science, (Forthcoming).

4. Howell, A. (2015). ‘Indigenous’ Innovation with Heterogeneous Risk and New Firm Survival in a Transitioning Chinese Economy, Research Policy, 44(10):1866-1876.

5. Howell, A. (2013). Chinese Minority Income Disparity in Urumqi: An Analysis of Han-Uyghur Labour Market Outcomes in the Formal and Informal Economies, China: An International Journal, 11(3): 1-23.

6. Howell, A. and Fan, C. (2011). Migration and Inequality in Xinjiang: A Survey of Han and Uyghur Migrants in Urumqi, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 52(1):119-139.

7. Howell, A. (2011). Labor Market Segmentation in Urumqi, Xinjiang: Exposing Labor Market Segments and Testing the Relationship between Migration and Segmentation, Growth and Change, 42(2): 200-226. (Link). 


Honors and Awards:

2016–2018 Young Scientists Fund, Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71603009, Role: PI)
2014–2016 New Faculty Research Seed Grant, Peking University
2014–2017 Foreign Expert Credentials, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China
2014 2nd Place Prize in Teaching Competition for Young Teachers, Peking University
2014 Young Scholars Initiative Grantee, Institute of New Economic Thinking
2013 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division
2013 Teaching Fellow, UCLA Office of Instructional Development
2013 Best Graduate Student Conference Paper (Finalist), NARSC, RSA
2012 Siff Education Enhancement Award, UCLA Graduate Division
2012 Charles & Sue Young Award, UCLA Graduate Division
2010; 2012 UCLA Affiliates Award, UCLA Graduate Division
2010–2011 FLAS Fellowship - Mandarin, UCLA, U.S. Dept. of Education
2010 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award, UCLA Graduate Division
2010 Summer FLAS Fellowship - Mandarin, China, U.S. Dept. of Education
2009–2010 FLAS Fellowship - Mandarin, UCLA, U.S. Dept. of Education
2009 Chancellor’s Award for Top 1% of incoming PhDs, UCLA Graduate Division
2009 Critical Language Scholarship - Mandarin, U.S. Dept. of State
2009 Graduate Student Paper Award, AAG, China and Asia Geography Specialty Groups
2008 Summer FLAS Fellowship - Mandarin, U.S. Dept. of Education
2007–2009 FLAS Fellowship - Mandarin, MSU, U.S. Dept. of Education
2007–2009 Graduate Assistantship, Dept. of Residence Life, MSU
2006 Community Foundation’s Volunteerism Award, City of Lansing
2006 Summer REU, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, MSU Alumni Grant 


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