Chang-Tai Hsieh conducts research on growth and development. Hsieh has published several papers in top economic journals, including "How Destructive is Innovation," in Econometrica, "The Allocation of Talent of U.S. Economic Growth," in Econometrica, “The Life-Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico,” in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; "Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India," in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; "Relative Prices and Relative Prosperity," in the American Economic Review; "Can Free Entry be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry," in the Journal of Political Economy; and "What Explains the Industrial Revolution in East Asia? Evidence from the Factor Markets," in the American Economic Review.
Hsieh is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, Academia Sinica, the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and a two times recipient of the Sun Ye-Fang award from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.