Lu Han is a Senior Economist in the International Economic Analysis Department. He is a macroeconomist with research interests in International Economics, Open Macroeconomics, Firms and Trade. Lu obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Staff working papers

Markups and Inflation in Oligopolistic Markets: Evidence from Wholesale Price Data

Staff Working Paper 2024-20 Patrick Alexander, Lu Han, Oleksiy Kryvtsov, Ben Tomlin
We study how the interaction of market power and nominal price rigidity influences inflation dynamics. We find that pass-through declines with price stickiness when markets are concentrated, which implies a lower slope of the New Keynesian Phillips curve.

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Journal publications

Refereed Journals

Invoicing and Pricing-to-Market: Evidence on International Pricing by UK Exporters
(with Giancarlo Corsetti and Meredith Crowley), Journal of International Economics,2022.

Other Research

The Looming Threat of Tariff Hikes: Entry into Exporting under Trade Agreement Renegotiation
(with Meredith Crowley and Oliver Exton), American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings, May 2020.

The Pro-competitive Effects of Trade Agreements
(with Meredith Crowley and Thomas Prayer), R&R at Journal of International Economics.

Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports
(with Meredith Crowley and Oliver Exton), R&R at European Economic Review.

Markets and Markups: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters
from China
” (with Giancarlo Corsetti, Meredith Crowley, and Huasheng Song)

Dominant Currency Dynamics: Evidence on Dollar-invoicing from UK Exporters
(with Meredith Crowley and Minkyu Son)