Haifang HUANG’s Homepage
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics; University of Alberta
Office: 9-14 HM Tory Bldg
Macroeconomics, Urban Economics, Housing economics, Well-being
Publications: Journal Articles
"Do urban casinos affect nearby neighbourhoods? Evidence from Canada" (Forthcoming) Haifang Huang, Brad Humphreys and Li Zhou, Papers in Regional Science. [Link]
“How Did Exchange Rates Affect Employment in US Cities?” Haifang Huang and Yao Tang (2016). Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 678–697. [Link]
“From Housing Bust to Credit Crunch: Evidence from Small Business Loans,” Haifang Huang and Eric Stephens (2015), Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 48, Issue 3, pages 853–880, August 2015 [Link]
“The Effects of Exchange Rates on Employment in Canada,” Huang, Haifang & Pang, Ke & Tang, Yao (2014), Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques, Volume 40, Number 4, December / décembre 2014, pp. 339-352. [Link]
“New measures of the costs of unemployment: Evidence from the subjective well-being of 3.3 million Americans,” John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2014), Economic Inquiry, volume 52, issue 4, pages 1485–1502 [Link]
“New Sports Facilities and Residential Housing Demand,” Haifang Huang and Brad Humphreys (2014), Journal of Regional Science, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 629–663 [Link]
“Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-line Friends” John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2013). PLOS ONE, volume 8, issue 9, e72754, pages 1-17 [Link]
“Social Capital and Well-Being in Times of Crisis,” John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang (2013), Journal of Happiness Studies, May 2013, pages 1-18 [Link]
“Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from U.S. Micro Data,” Haifang Huang and Brad Humphreys (2012), Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 33(4), pages 776-793 [Link]
“Residential Land Use Regulation and the US Housing Price Cycle between 2000 and 2009,” Haifang Huang and Yao Tang (2012), Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 71(1), pages 93–99 [Link]
“Well-being and Trust in the Workplace,” John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2011), Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 12(5), pages 747-767 [Link]
"How's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace," John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2010), Industrial and Labor Relation Review, vol. 63(2), pages 205-227. [Link]
"How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being," John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2008), British Journal of Political Science, vol. 38(4), pages 595-619. [Link]
Publications: Short notes
“Dropping the Geographic-Constraints Variable Makes Only a Minor Difference: Reply to Cox,” Haifang Huang and Yao Tang (2011), Econ Journal Watch, vol. 8(1), pages 28-32. [Link]
Publications: Chapters in books
“The Social Foundations of World Happiness," 2017, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang, Chapter 2 in Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds. 2017. World Happiness Report 2017. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network [link].
“New Evidence on Trust and Well-Being", 2017, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, and Shun Wang, in The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust, Edited by Eric M. Uslaner [Link].
“The Distribution of World Happiness," 2016, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang, Chapter 2 in Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds. 2016. World Happiness Report 2016 Update. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network [link].
“The Geography of World Happiness," 2015, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang, Chapter 2 in Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds. 2015. World Happiness Report 2015. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network [Link].
“Well-Being and the Workplace: What Roles for Unions and Gender?" John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang (2011). Chapter 7 in Randall Morck eds. Re-Creating Canada: Essays In Honour Of Paul Weiler (2011, Queen's Policy Studies Series #64, McGill-Queen's University Press).
“International evidence on the social context of well-being,” John F. Helliwell, Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh, Anthony Harris and Haifang Huang (2010), in Diener, Helliwell and Kahneman eds. International Differences in Well-Being (2010, Oxford University Press). [Link to a short version on vox]
“International differences in the determinants of life satisfaction," JF Helliwell, H Huang, A Harris in Bhaskar Dutta, Tridip Ray, and E Somanathan eds. New and Enduring Themes in Development Economics (2009, World Scientific), pages 3-40.
“Are Trust and Social Capital Neglected Workplace Investments,” John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Robert D. Putnam (2008), in Bartkus, Viva and Davis, James, eds. Social Capital Reaching Out, Reaching In (2008, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar).
“Empirical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-being,” November 2014, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover, Shun Wang. NBER Working Papers #20686 [Link]
“Good Governance and National Well-being: What Are the Linkages?”, October 2014, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shawn Grover, and Shun Wang. OECD Working Papers on Public Governance, No. 25, OECD Publishing [Link]
“Urban Casinos and Local Housing Markets: Evidence from the US,” June 2014, Huang, Haifang & Humphreys, Brad & Zhou, Li. Working Papers 2014-4, University of Alberta, Department of Economics [Link]
“Constructing Consumer Sentiment Index for U.S. Using Internet Search Patterns,” (October 2009), Nicolas Della Penna and Haifang Huang. Working Papers 2009-26, University of Alberta, Department of Economics [ ]
Data for “Residential Land Use Regulation and the US Housing Price Cycle between 2000 and 2009,” Haifang Huang and Yao Tang (Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, link). Here are the data used for the regressions in the paper (city level and metro level). We Are Not the Original Data Source! The samples in our regressions include cities and MSAs that overlap multiple sets of publicly available data on housing supply, housing prices and other information. If you would like to use those data, please download them from their original sources. Such datasets include, but are not limited to, the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index from Gyourko, Saiz and Summers (Urban Studies, 2008) available on Professor Gyourko’s website, and the proportion of undevelopable land that is from the Table 1 of Saiz (QJE, forthcoming, draft January 5, 2010). Some of the data underlying the two state-level indexes within the Wharton land regulation data, namely the “State Political Involvement Index” and the “State Court Involvement Index,” is from Foster and Summers (2005). The Zillow Home Value Index by cities was downloaded from the Real Estate Market Reports - Zillow Local Info.