Hull University Business School

Dr Teng Ge

Teng Ge


  • Biography
  • Qualifications
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Key Publications


Teng joined the Hull University Business School from Hertford College, University of Oxford, where he held the position of Lectureship in Economics from 2011-2013 after his Ph.D. from University of Essex. Teng Ge took the MSc in Public Policy Economics at University of Hull (2004) and then went on to study for his second MSc (2005) at Essex, where he also finished his Ph.D (2011).

Teng’s research is primarily concerned with applied and theoretical microeconomics, with particular interests in the labour market. Current research focuses on how the specific mechanics of the job matching process affect employment flows and wage determination. Other research topics include house price dynamics, human capital skill portfolios and income distribution. Teaching interests include not only labour but also macroeconomics, industrial economics and public economics. Recent paper on China’s Migration puzzle have won the “Best Ph.D Paper” granted by China Economic Association (UK/EU). Teng is a member of SOLE/EALE, and CEA (UK/EU).


PhD (Essex), MSc (Essex, Hull), BSc (Beijing Jiaotong),

PCAP (Hull), FHEA (UK).


Teng’s teaching fields include Microcosmic/Macroeconomic Theory and Mathematical Analysis.


Applied Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Public Economics, Search-and-Matching Theory.


Published Paper

  • “Urbanization, Inequality and Property Prices: Equilibrium Pricing and Transaction in the Chinese Housing Market”, (with Tao Wu,  JXUFE), China Economic Review, July, 2016.
  • "Does Search Boost Efficiency?", Economic Letters, 2015 May, Vol 130.
  • “Cyclical Behaviours of Labour Market Flows: a Search-and-Matching Approach”, in Zhongmin Wu(eds): China in theWorld Economy, ISBN: 9780415470025, chapter 8, pp156-180, Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group, 2009.

Working Papers

  • “Search, Migration, and Social Connections: The Puzzle of Migration to Beijing”
  • “The Optimal Redistributive Taxation in a Model of Assortative Matching,”
  • “Inequality, Sorting, and Property Market”, with Ali Moghaddasi Kelishomi (Warwick) and Tao Wu (JXUFE).
  • “Reforming the Pension: Growth, Fertility and Population Aging,” (with David Ong, Peking University)
  • “Search in the Friendship Social Network”.


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