Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.
The Conference Board
Janet Hao is a senior economist with the economics program of The Conference Board. She specializes in research on innovation, intangible assets and economic growth. In particular, she measures investment in innovations by commercial banks, investment banks, and insurance companies. She assesses how intangible assets promote economic growth in Europe and emerging markets, and increase stock prices for U.S. and German firms. In addition, she examines the effect of real estate investment on the rapid economic growth of China. Her projects are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the European Union, and the European Investment Bank.
Prior to joining The Conference Board, Hao earned her PhD in economics in 2007 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation examined how highways promote trade and development in U.S. metropolitan areas.
As an undergraduate at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, she wrote several papers about the impact of Chinese economic reforms on small- and medium-sized enterprises during the 1990s.
Publications by Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.China Center Publications
China Center Chart of the Week: A closer look at declining real estate investment
01 December, 2014
China Center Chart of the Week: China’s growth rate for R&D investment is not exceptionally fast
29 October, 2014
China Center Chart of the Week: Increasing intangible investment not yielding commensurate increases in output
17 September, 2012
China Center Chart of the Week: China’s intangible investment – high in absolute amount, small relative to conventional capex
07 September, 2012
China Center Chart of the Week: Intangible investment in China has grown rapidly – but is it efficient?
24 August, 2012
Brands as Productive Assets: Concepts, Measurement, and Global Trends
15 November, 2013
Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Who Captures the Benefits of ICT? The Case of Digital Books
12 July, 2011
Intangible Capital and the Market to Book Value Puzzle
20 June, 2008
The Growing Value of Brands and Their Contribution to Worldwide Economic Growth
23 July, 2014
Innovation and Intangible Assets
Gaining the Competitive Edge in Economic Recovery
26 January, 2011
- Bart van Ark, Janet X. Hao, Carol Corrado & Charles Hulten (2009), "Measuring intangible capital and its contribution to economic growth in Europe", EIB Papers, European Investment Bank, Vol. 14, No.1, pp. 62-99.