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Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society
2 - 4 August 2013



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Investors and households behavior

Organizer: Deng, Yongheng
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Qian, Wenlan (National University of Singapore, Singapore; bizqw@nus.edu.sg)
Agarwal, Sumit (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Consumption and debt response to fiscal stimuli: evidence from a large panel of consumers in Singapore
Liu, Xin (National University of Singapore, Singapore; liux@nus.edu.sg)
Deng, Yongheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Wei, Shang-jin (Columbia University, USA)
One fundamental, two transaction costs: isolating the effects of transaction costs on price volatility and trading volumes
Choi, Hyun-Soo (Singapore Management University, Singapore; hschoi@smu.edu.sg)
Hong, Harrison (Princeton University, USA)
Scheinkman, Jose (Princeton University, USA)
Speculating on home improvements
He, Jia (National University of Singapore, Singapore; hejia@nus.edu.sg)
Deng, Yongheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Time preference and mortgage default


Non\Semi-parametric methods I

Chair: Bonhomme, Stephane
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Li, Degui (Monash University, Austrilia; degui.li08@gmail.com)
Simar, Leopold (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Zelenyuk, Valentin (University of Queensland, Australia)
To smooth or not to smooth? The case of discrete variables in nonparametric regression
Chu, Ba (Carleton University, Canada; ba_chu@carleton.ca)
Bravo, Francesco (University of York, UK)
Jacho-Chavez, David Tomas (Emory University, USA)
Two-step semiparametric generalized empirical likelihood estimation and inference with dependent data
Wan, Yuanyuan (University of Toronto, Canada; yuanyuan.wan@utoronto.ca)
Xu, Haiqing (University of Texas, USA)
Inferences in semiparametric binary response models with interval data
Bonev, Petyo (University of Mannheim, Germany; petyo.bonev@gess.uni-mannheim.de) Monotonicity in economics: nonparametric two-stage projection IV methods for testing and constrained estimation


School choice

Chair: Liu, Haoming
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Jinnai, Yusuke (University of Rochester, USA; jinnai.yusuke@gmail.com) The impact of charter schools' entry on traditional public schools: new evidence from North Carolina
Kawagoe, Toshiji (Future University Hakodate, Japan; kawagoe@fun.ac.jp) Affirmative action in school choice problem: an experiment
Hu, Weiwei (Duke University, USA; weiwei.hu@duke.edu) Neighborhood interactions and school choices: evidence from the New York city


Economics of the family

Organizer: Zhang, Junsen (this session is supported by the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
DeLeire, Thomas (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; deleire@wisc.edu)
Lopoo, Leonard (Syracuse University, USA)
Family structure and the economic wellbeing of children in youth and adulthood
Kniesner, Thomas J. (Claremont Graduate University and Syracuse University, USA and IZA, Germany; Tkniesne@Maxwell.Syr.Edu)
Viscusi, W. Kip (Vanderbilt University and NBER, USA)
Ziliak, James P. (University of Kentucky, USA)
Willingness to accept equals willingness to pay: labor market estimates of the value of statistical life
Stern, Steven (University of Virginia, USA; sns5r@virginia.edu)
Sovinsky, Michelle (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Will you still want me tomorrow? The dynamics of families' long-term care arrangements
Zhang, Junsen (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; jszhang@cuhk.edu.hk)
Weiss, Yoram (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Yi, Junjian (University of Chicago, USA)
Hypergamy, cross-boundary marriages, and family behavior


Empirics of social networks

Organizer: Shum, Matthew
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Hsieh, Chih-Sheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; hsieh.128@osu.edu)
Lee, Lung Fei (Ohio State University, USA)
Specification and estimation of network formation and network interaction models with the exponential probability distribution
Chiong, Khai (California Institute of Technology, USA; kchiong@caltech.edu Revealed preference analysis of social network models
Leong, Chee Kian (University of Nottingham at Ningbo, China; zianhoo@yahoo.com) Corporate social responsibility: reputations, norms and cascades


Equilibrium dynamics in economic growth models

Organizer: Nishimura, Kazuo
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kapur, Basant (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecskapur@nus.edu.sg) Horizontal (northern) and vertical (southern) innovation, multinational corporations, and endogenous growth
Fukuda, Katsufumi (Kobe University, Japan; 2katsufumi.fukuda@gmail.com) An effect of agglomeration on international wage inequality in a semi endogenous growth and foot loose capital model
Iwasa, Kazumichi (Kyoto University, Japan; iwasa@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Nishimura, Kazuo (Kobe University, Japan)
Trade and indeterminacy
Suzuki, Keishun (Tohoku University, Japan; b1ed1009@student.econ.tohoku.ac.jp) Economic growth and two protections of intellectual property rights: patent and trade secret


Economics of innovation

Organizer: Hu, Albert and Png, Ivan
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Leung, Tommy (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; tincheuk@gmail.com)
Chao, Hong (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Ho, Chun-Yu (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Ng, Travis (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Does jailbreaking raise smartphone profit? A conjoint survey approach
Mohnen, Pierre (MERIT, Netherlands; p.mohnen@maastrichtuniversity.nl)
Van Leeuwen, George (Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands)
Revisiting the porter hypothesis: an empirical analysis of green innovation in the Netherlands
Hu, Albert (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecshua@nus.edu.sg) Does government R&D stimulate or crowd out firm R&D spending? Evidence from Chinese manufacturing industries
Png, Ivan (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ipng@nus.edu.sg)
Ge, Chunmian (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Huang, Ke-wei (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Misclassification bias in patent measures: estimation and applications


Aftermath of natural disasters

Organizer: Kawaguchi, Daiji
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Noy, Ilan (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; ilan.noy@vuw.ac.nz)
duPont, William IV (University of Hawaii, USA)
What happened to Kobe? A reassessment of the impact of the 1995 earthquake in Japan
Sasaki, Masaru (Osaka University, Japan; sasaki@econ.osaka-u.ac.jp)
Ohtake, Fumio (Osaka University, Japan)
Okuyama, Naoko (Kobe University, Japan)
Yasui, Kengo (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Measuring the long-lasting effect of natural disasters: the case of the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake
Arai, Yoichi (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; yarai@grips.ac.jp)
Ichimura, Hidehiko (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Kawaguchi, Daiji (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
Voluntary contribution to public goods: a non-experimental evidence from the electricity usage after the Fukushima nuclear disaster


Recent developments in nonparametric and semiparametric methods

Organizer: Ichimura, Hidehiko
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kato, Kengo (University of Tokyo, Japan; kkato82@gmail.com)
Chernozhukov, Victor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Chetverikov, Denis (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Gaussian approximations and multiplier bootstrap for maxima of sums of high-dimensional random vectors
Chen, Le-Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; lychen@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Lee, Sokbae (Seoul National University, Korea)
Sung, Myung Jae (Hongik University, Korea)
Maximum score estimation of preference parameters for a binary choice model under uncertainty
Shimotsu, Katsumi (University of Tokyo, Japan; shimotsu@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Kasahara, Hiroyuki (British Columbia, Canada)
Testing the number of components in finite mixture models
Kaido, Hiroaki (Boston University, USA; hiro0718@gmail.com) A dual approach to inference for partially identified econometric models


Bubbles and crashes: theoretical foundation

Organizer: Matsushima, Hitoshi
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Matsushima, Hitoshi (University of Tokyo, Japan; hitoshi@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp) Impact of financial regulation and innovation on bubbles and crashes due to limited arbitrage: awareness heterogeneity
Maekawa, Jun (University of Tokyo, Japan; jawakeam@m2.gyao.ne.jp) Securitization and heterogeneous-belief bubbles with collateral constraints
Hirano, Tomohiro (University of Tokyo, Japan; tomohih@gmail.com)
Yanagawa, Noriyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Asset bubbles and bailouts
Kikuchi, Tomoo (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecstk@nus.edu.sg)
Sakuragawa, Masaya (Keio University, Japan)
Saving boost in a bubbly economy with financial friction


Macroeconomic policies

Organizer: Guo, Jang-Ting
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Lu, Chia-Hui (National Taipei University, Taiwan; chlu@mail.ntpu.edu.tw) Optimal fiscal policies in a fractional labor market
Chen, Hung-Ju (National Taiwan University, Taiwan; hjc@ntu.edu.tw)
Sultana, Rezina (Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, India)
Job reservation and intergenerational transmission of preferences
Shao, Lei (National University of Singapore, Singapore; jack.shao.lei@gmail.com)
Zhang, Jie (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Indeterminacy and endogenous growth with increasing returns in production and decreasing returns in education
Chen, Shu-Hua (National Taipei University, Taiwan; shchen@mail.ntpu.edu.tw)
Guo, Jang-Ting (University of California at Riverside, USA)
Progressive taxation and macroeconomic (in)stability with utility-generating government spending


Asset markets and equilibrium analysis

Organizer: Hara, Chiaki and Honda, Toshiki
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Hara, Chiaki (Kyoto University, Japan; hara.chiaki.7x@kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Honda, Toshiki (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
Asset demand and ambiguity aversion
Dau, Nam (Norwegian Business School BI, Norway; nam.h.dau@bi.no)
Heterogeneous beliefs and the cross-section of stock market volatilities and correlations and turnover volatilities
Li, Kai (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; kaili825@gmail.com) Asset pricing with a financial sector
Xu, Shaofeng (Bank of Canada, Canada; sxu@bankofcanada.ca) An equilibrium analysis of the rise in house prices and mortgage debt


Topics in trade and geography

Organizer: Hsu, Wen-Tai and Peng, Shin-Kun
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Ju, Jiandong (University of Oklahoma, USA and Tsinghua University, China; jujd@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Huang, Hanwei (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Yue, Vivian Z. (Federal Reserve Board, USA)
A unified model of structural adjustments and international trade: theory and evidence from China
Chang, Pao-Li (Singapore Management University, Singapore; plchang@smu.edu.sg)
Huang, Fali (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Trade and divergence in education systems
Murata, Yasusada (Nihon University, Japan; murata.yasusada@nihon-u.ac.jp)
Behrens, Kristian (University of Québec at Montréal, Canada)
Mion, Giordano (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Südekum, Jens (University Duisburg-Essen Duisburg, Germany)
Trade, wages, and productivity
Naghavi, Alireza Jay (University of Bologna, Italy; alireza.naghavi@unibo.it)
Peng, Shin-Kun (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Tsai, Yingyi (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Outsourcing, relationship-specific investments, and supplier heterogeneity


Dynamic panel data methods

Organizer: Kiviet, Jan F.
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Yang, Zhenlin (Singapore Management University, Singapore; zlyang@smu.edu.sg) Unified QML estimation of dynamic models with short panels
An, Xudong (San Diego State University, USA; xan@mail.sdsu.edu)
Deng, Yongheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Fisher, Jeffrey D. (Indiana University, USA)
Hu, Rong Maggie (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Commercial real estate rental index: a dynamic panel data model estimation
Poldermans, Rutger (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; R.W.Poldermans@uva.nl)
Bun, Maurice (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Weak identification robust inference in dynamic panel data models
Kiviet, Jan F. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; jfkiviet@ntu.edu.sg)
Pleus, Milan (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Poldermans, Rutger (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Accuracy and efficiency of various GMM inference techniques in dynamic micro panel data models


Foundations of game theory

Organizer: Friedenberg, Amanda
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Green, Edward (Pennsylvania State University, USA; eug2@psu.edu)
Borhani, Fatemeh (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Maximizing posterior subjective expected utility
Catonini, Emiliano (Bocconi University, Italy; emiliano.catonini@phd.unibocconi.it) Cautiousness, lexicographic beliefs and iterated admissibility
Murayama, Kota (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; murayama0209@gmail.com) Robust predictions under finite depth of reasoning
Friedenberg, Amanda (Arizona State University, USA; amanda.friedenberg@asu.edu
Brandenburger, Adam (New York University, USA)
Finite-order reasoning


Topics in microeconomics I

Chair: Nahata, Babu
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Nahata, Babu (University of Louisville, USA; nahata@louisville.edu)
Fernandez, Jose (University of Louisville, USA)
Chao, Yong (University of Louisville, USA)
Pay-what-you-want: a competitive behavior pricing strategy
Resende, Joana (University of Porto, Portugal; jresende@fep.up.pt)
Esteves, Rosa-Branca (Universidade do Minho and NIPE, Portugal)
On price discrimination through target advertising
Su, Tong (Toulouse School of Economics, France; sutong88@gmail.com)
Lukyanov, Georgy Andreevich (Toulouse School of Economics, France)
Coordination frictions and public communication
Kóczy, László (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; koczy@krtk.mta.hu) Coalitionally stable networks


Topics in econometrics I

Chair: Ham, John
Venue: Hummingbird (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kim, Bo Min (University of Southern California, USA; bokim@usc.edu) Do developmental mathematics courses develop the mathematics? Addressing missing outcome problem in regression discontinuity design
Misaki, Hiroumi (University of Tokyo, Japan; hiroumi.misaki@gmail.com)
Kunitomo, Naoto (University of Tokyo, Japan)
On robust properties of the SIML estimation of volatility under micro-market noise and random sampling
Kano, Shigeki (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan; kano@eco.osakafu-u.ac.jp) Nonlinear simultaneous equations approach for panel Markov dynamic probit models with unrestricted error covariance
Zhang, Yichong (Duke University, USA; yz98@duke.edu)
D'haultfoeuille, Xavier (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, France)
Maurel, Arnaud (Duke University, USA)
Extremal quantile regression for sample selection models, with an application to black-white wage gap


Economics of organization

Organizer: Chan, Jimmy
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Wong, Chi Leung Adam (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; wongchileung@gmail.com)
Shneyerov, Artyom (Concordia University, Canada)
Price discovery in a matching and bargaining market with aggregate uncertainty
Li, Wei (University of British Columbia, Canada; wei.li@ubc.ca) On the design of implicit incentives
Weng, Xi (Peking University, China; wengxi125@gsm.pku.edu.cn)
Li, Siguang (Peking University, China)
Bidding for authority


Non\Semi-parametric methods II

Chair: Toh, Mun Heng
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Chen, Jia (University of Queensland, Austrilia; j.chen15@uq.edu.au) Nonparametric specification testing in nonlinear and nonstationary time series models
Toh, Mun Heng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; biztohmh@nus.edu.sg) An alternative statistical inference framework for quantile regression: linear programming estimators
Sim, Nicholas (University of Adelaide, Austrilia; nicholas.sim@adelaide.edu.au) Modeling the dependence between quantiles: an application to the money-output relationship
Effraimidis, Georgios (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; georgiosnl@gmail.com)
Dahl, Christian Moeller (University of Southern Denmark, Demark)
Nonparametric regression under fixed and random censoring with an application to wind power production modelling and forecasting


Education and gender

Chair: Liu, Haoming
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Griffen, Drew (University of Tokyo, Japan; griffen@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp) Evaluating the effects of child care policies on children's cognitive development and maternal labor supply
Liu, Haoming (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsliuhm@nus.edu.sg) The intergenerational effect of building new schools
Wang, Qing (University of Illinois, USA; ms.qing.wang@gmail.com)
Child gender and parental investment in childhood: evidence from China
Pal, Sarmistha (University of Surrey, UK; s.pal@surrey.ac.uk)
Saha, Bibhas (University of East Anglia, UK)
Household income, school expenditure and private school heterogeneity: theory and evidence


Chinese financial markets

Organizer: Zhu, Xiaoneng Chair: Niu, Linlin
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Niu, Linlin (Xiamen University, China; linlin.niu@gmail.com)
Huang, Shicheng (Xiamen University, China)
A flattening power on the US yield curve: the RMB appreciation pressure
Siddiqui, Martin (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany; martin.siddiqui@zu.de)
Fidrmuc, Jarko (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen and CESifo Munich, Germany)
Exchange rate policy in China after the financial crisis: a Leopard never changes his spots
Wu, Guiying (Laura) (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; guiying.wu@ntu.edu.sg)
Song, Zheng (Michael) (University of Chicago, USA)
A structural estimation on capital market distortions in Chinese manufacturing


Financial econometrics I

Organizer: Yu, Jun
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Ning, Cathy (Ryerson University, Canada; qning@ryerson.ca)
Xu, Dinghai (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Wirjanto, Tony S. (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Modeling asymmetric volatility clusters using copulas and high frequency data
Martins-Filho, Carlos (University of Colorado and IFPRI, USA; carlos.martins@colorado.edu)
Yao, Feng (West Virginia University and IFPRI, USA)
Torero, Maximo (IFPRI, USA)
Nonparametric estimation of conditional value-at-risk and expected shortfall based on extreme value theory
Mariano, Roberto S. (University of Pennsylvania, USA; mariano@econ.upenn.edu) High-mixed-frequency dynamic latent factor forecasting models for GDP and inflation in Southeast Asia
Yu, Jun (Singapore Management University, Singapore; yujun@smu.edu.sg) Testing for multiple bubbles


Estimation and inference on sets and boundaries

Organizer: Armstrong, Timothy and Hong, Han
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Hong, Han (Stanford University, USA; doubleh@stanford.edu)
Bajari, Patrick (University of Minnesota, USA)
Park, Minjung (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Town, Robert (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Estimating price sensitivity of economic agents using discontinuity in nonlinear contracts
Chan, Hock Peng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; stachp@nus.edu.sg)
Armstrong, Timothy (Yale University, USA)
Multiscale adaptive inference on conditional moment inequalities
Armstrong, Timothy (Yale University, USA; timothy.armstrong@yale.edu) On the choice of test statistic for conditional moment inequalities
Dong, Yingying (University of California at Irvine, USA; yyd@uci.edu) Regression discontinuity without the discontinuity


Empirical health and labor economics

Organizer: Kan, Kamhon
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Pantano, Juan (Washington University in St. Louis, USA; pantano@wustl.edu) The demographic consequences of gender selection technology
Ong, EeCheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; eecheng.ong@nus.edu.sg) Affirmative action and sector selection: Malaysia's New Economic Policy
Chen, Stacey H. (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; chens@nber.org)
Chen, Yenchien (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan)
Liu, Jin-tan (National Taiwan University and NBER, Taiwan)
Extensive and intensive margins of family compositional effects on education
Kan, Kamhon (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; kk@sinica.edu.tw) The impact of education on mortality: identification based on compulsory education laws


Inequality

Chair: Pistolesi, Nicolas
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kong, Yu-Chien (University of Iowa, USA; yu-chien-kong@uiowa.edu) Federal aid and U.S. earnings inequality
Guo, Naijia (University of Pennsylvania, USA; guonaija@sas.upenn.edu) The effect of business cycle on schooling, employment and income
Pistolesi, Nicolas (Toulouse School of Economics, France; nicolas.pistolesi@univ-tlse1.fr) Income and consumption risk: evidence from France
Ho, Anson T. Y. (Kansas State University, USA; atyho@ksu.edu)
Polgreen, Linnea Ann (University of Iowa, USA)
Health insurance and the college premium


Recent developments in panel data analysis

Organizer: Ichimura, Hidehiko
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Jin, Sainan (Singapore Management University, Singapore; snjin@smu.edu.sg)
Su, Liangjun (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Specification test for panel data models with interactive fixed effects
Sasaki, Yuya (Johns Hopkins University, USA; sasaki@jhu.edu)
Hu, Yingyao (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Recovering the true distribution of self reports: true years of education revealed from sibling panel data
Hayakawa, Kazuhiko (Hiroshima University, Japan; kazuhaya@hiroshima-u.ac.jp) Improved GMM estimation of panel VAR models
Jochmans, Koen (Science-Po, France; koen.jochmans@sciences-po.org) Nonparametric spectral-based estimation of latent structures


Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models

Organizer: Yang, Cheng-Chen
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Zhu, Shenghao (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecszhus@nus.edu.sg) Bequest motives, estate taxes, and wealth distributions in Becker-Tomes models with investment risk
Kumru, Cagri (Australian National University, Australia; cagri.kumru@anu.edu.au)
Piggott, John (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Thanopoulos, Athanasios (Univesity of Athens, Greece)
Resource testing and self-control problems
Hsu, Minchung (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; minchunghsu@gmail.com)
Hansen, Gary (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Lee, Junsang (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
Revisiting tax policy on employer-sponsored health insurance: redistribution effects and potential reforms
Tkachenko, Denis (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecstd@nus.edu.sg)
Qu, Zhongjun (Boston University, USA)
Local and global parameter identification in DSGE models allowing for indeterminacy


Monetary policy

Chair: Manopimoke, Pym
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Manopimoke, Pym (University of Kansas, USA; pymm@ku.edu) The output Euler equation and real interest rate regimes
Melo, Luis F. (Banco de la Republica, Colombia; lmelovel@banrep.gov.co)
Loaiza, Ruben (Banco de la Republica, Colombia)
Latin American exchange rate dependencies: a regular vine copula approach
Siklos, Pierre L. (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; psiklos@wlu.ca) The global financial crisis and central bank speak: central bank guidance in good times and in bad
Li, Bing (Tsinghua University, China; libing@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Liu, Qing (Tsinghua University, China)
Characterizing monetary policy behavior in China: a Bayesian DSGE approach


Competition policy

Organizer: Wright, Julian (this session is co-organized with the Competition Commission of Singapore)
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Fung, Herbert (Competition Commission Singapore, Singapore; herbert_fung@ccs.gov.sg) Unilateral conduct---the balance of over- and under-enforcement risks
Molnar, Jozsef (EU DG-Competition; jomol72@yahoo.com) Empirical tools for unilateral effects evaluations in mergers
Arai, Koki (Japan Fair Trade Commission, Japan; koki_arai@jftc.go.jp) Cartel identification by price analysis


Topics in urban and regional economics

Organizer: Hsu, Wen-Tai and Peng, Shin-Kun
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Lee, Sanghoon (University of British Columbia, Canada; Sanghoon.Lee@sauder.ubc.ca)
Lin, Jeffrey (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA)
Natural amenities and neighborhood income dynamics
Mori, Tomoya (Kyoto University, Japan; mori@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Hsu, Wen-Tai (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Smith, Tony E. (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Industrial location and city size: does space matter?
Fu, Yuming (National University of Singapore, Singapore; yuming.fu@nus.edu.sg)
Liang, Lanfeng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Local taxes and public good choice in a spatial equilibrium model--implications for urban growth pattern in China


Globalization and economic growth I

Organizer: Kikuchi, Tomoo and Vachadze, George
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Yanagawa, Noriyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan; yanagawa@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Hirano, Tomohiro (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Globalization and asset bubbles
Vachadze, George (City University of New York, USA; George.Vachadze@csi.cuny.edu)
Kikuchi, Tomoo (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Financial market globalization and ranking reversals
Park, JungJae (National University of Singapore, Singapore; park85@wisc.edu) Sovereign default risk and business cycles of emerging economies: boom-bust cycles
Fesselmeyer, Eric (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsef@nus.edu.sg)
Mirman, Leonard J. (University of Virginia, USA)
Santugini, Marc (HEC Montréal, Canada)
International risk sharing with market segmentation


Mathematical economics

Chair: Green, Edward
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Sun, Yeneng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecssuny@nus.edu.sg)
Duffie, Darrell (Stanford University, USA)
Qiao, Lei (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Independent random matching with directed probabilities
Sun, Xiang (National University of Singapore, Singapore; xiangsun@nus.edu.sg)
He, Wei (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Sun, Yeneng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Modeling infinitely many agents
Shao, Ran (Yeshiva University, USA; rshao@yu.edu)
Zhou, Lin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Optimal provision of a non-excludable public good
Hayashi, Takashi (University of Glasgow, UK; Takashi.Hayashi@glasgow.ac.uk) Consumer surplus analysis under uncertainty: a general equilibrium perspective


Topics in macroeconomics I

Chair: Kapur, Basant
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Vega, Marco Aurelio Hernandez (Banco de Mexico, Mexico; auhernandez@banxico.org.mx) Real exchange rate variations, nontraded goods and disaggregated CPI data
Yamamoto, Yohei (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; yohei.yamamoto@econ.hit-u.ac.jp) Forecasting with non-spurious factors in U.S. macroeconomic time series
Nguyen, Viet Hoang (University of Melbourne, Australia; vietn@unimelb.edu.au)
Greenwood-Nimmo, Matthew (University of Leeds, UK)
Shin, Yongcheol (University of York, UK)
Measuring the connectedness of the global economy
Vu, Tuan Khai (Meisei University, Japan; vu.tuankhai@gmail.com) Exchange rate regimes and the sources of real exchange rate fluctuations: evidence from East Asia


Macroeconomics and policy

Chair: Zlate, Andrei
Venue: Hummingbird (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Zlate, Andrei (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, USA; andrei.zlate@frb.gov)
Mandelman, Federico (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, USA)
Offshoring, low-skilled immigration and labor market polarization
Zhang, Pengfei (Peking University, China; pku.pengfei@gmail.com) Capital augmenting technical change and time-varying labor share
Zhang, Rui (Toulouse School of Economics, France; mailruiza@gmail.com) exposure to new wave of offshoring, unemployment and welfare
Tang, Yang (Washington University in St.Louis, USA; yangtang@wustl.edu)
Garriga, Carlos (Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis, USA)
Wang, Ping (Washington University in St.Louis and NBER, USA)
Buy thy real estates: rural-urban migration, structural change, and housing price hike in China


Empirical labor economics

Organizer: Kan, Kamhon and Pan, Jessica
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Wong, Wei-Kang (National University of Singapore, Singapore; wongweikang@nus.edu.sg)
Pan, Jessica (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Do firms use coarse heuristic thinking? Evidence from the entry labor market
Ham, John (University of Maryland, USA and National University of Singapore, Singapore; john.ham.econ@gmail.com)
Johannson, Per (Uppsala University, Sweden, IFAU, Sweden and IZA, Germany)
Lalonde, Robert J. (University of Chicago, USA and IZA, Germany)
Li, Xianghong (York University, Canada)
Cross atlantic differences in estimating dynamic training effects
Li, Li (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsllnus@gmail.com)
Liu, Haoming (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
New cooperative medical scheme and health expenditure in rural China
Wee, Lin Shu (University of Maryland, USA; Wee@econ.umd.edu) Born under a bad sign: the cost of entering the job market during a recession


Micro-econometric models with latent variables

Organizer: Hu, Yingyao; Chair: Xu, Haiqing
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Wang, Chien-Ho (National Taipei University, Taiwan; wangchi3@mail.ntpu.edu.tw) New dynamic hedge model with futures: Kalman filter error correction approach
Jiang, Yajing (Johns Hopkins University, USA; jojo.yajingjiang@gmail.com)
Bush, Ryan (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Hu, Yingyao (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
On misclassification errors in self-reported drug use
Xu, Haiqing (University of Texas at Austin, USA; h.xu@austin.utexas.edu)
Liu, Nianqing (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Vuong, Quang (New York University, USA)
Rationalization and nonparametric identification of discrete games with correlated types
Liao, Jen-Che (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and Academia Sinica, Taiwan; jccepd@gmail.com) Estimation in triangular models of binary response under quantile restrictions


Contract theory and mechanism design

Chair: Hu, Tai-Wei
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kojima, Naoki (Otaru University of Commerce, France; naokisan@free.fr) Mechanism design to the budget constrained buyer: a canonical mechanism approach
Kokovin, Sergey (Novosibirsk State University, Sobolev Institute of mathematics, NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia; skokov7@gmail.com)
Distortion in screening and spatial preferences
Ke, Rongzhu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; rzke@cuhk.edu.hk) A general solution method to moral hazard problems
Kucuksenel, Serkan (Middle East Technical University, Turkey; kuserkan@metu.edu.tr)
Kanik, Zafer (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Implementation of the maximum sustainable yield under an age-structured model


Behavioral economics I

Organizer: Meng, Juanjuan
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Lien, Jaimie (Tsinghua University, China; jwlien@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Zheng, Jie (Tsinghua University, China)
Stress is an anti-nudge: limited self-control and food choices under varying academic pressure
Nguyen, Quang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; DQNGUYEN@ntu.edu.sg)
Villevalb, Marie Claire (GATE University of Lyon 2, France)
Xu, Hui (Beijing Norman University, China)
Trust and trustworthiness under the prospect theory and quasi-hyperbolic preferences: a field experiment in Vietnam
Shachat, Jason (Xiamen University, China; jason.shachat@gmail.com)
Swarthout, J. Todd (Georgia State University, USA)
Auctioning the right to play ultimatum games and the impact on equilibrium selection
Meng, Juanjuan (Peking University, China; jumeng@gsm.pku.edu.cn) Can prospect theory explain the disposition effect? A new perspective on reference points


Financial econometrics II

Chair: Mariano, Roberto
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Yan, Yang (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; rachelyanyang@gmail.com)
Shang, Dajing (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Linton, Oliver (University of Cambridge, UK)
Efficient estimation of conditional risk measures in a semiparametric GARCH model
Detering, Nils (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany; n.detering@fs.de)
Packham, Natalie (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany)
Measuring the model risk of contingent claims
Yen, Yu-Min (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; yyu_min@hotmail.com) Sparse weighted norm minimum variance portfolio
Koo, Hyeng Keun (Ajou University, Korea; hkoo@ajou.ac.kr)
Dybvig, Philip A. (Washington University, USA)
Jang, Bon-Gyu (POSTECH, Korea)
A utility model of learning how to consume effectively


Panel data analysis

Organizer: Li, Tong
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Bonhomme, Stephane (CEMFI, Spain; bonhomme.cemfi@gmail.com)
Arellano, Manuel (CEMFI, Spain)
Blundell, Richard (University College London, UK)
Nonlinear permanent-transitory models of household income
Carro, Jesús (Carlos III Madrid, Spain; jcarro@eco.uc3m.es)
Carrasco, Raquel (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Albarran, Pedro (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Estimation of nonlinear models with unbalanced panels
Lee, Myoung-jae (Korea University, Korea; myoungjae@korea.ac.kr)
Kim, Young-sook (Korean Women's Development Institute, Korea)
Difference in differences for stayers and movers with a time-varying qualification
Rosen, Adam (University College London, UK; adam.rosen@ucl.ac.uk) Bounds for binary panel data models with fixed effects


Industrial organization I

Organizer: Su, Che-Lin; Chair: Yang, Nan
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Lai, Zhenyu (Harvavrd University, USA; zlai@fas.harvard.edu)
Egesdal, Michael (Harvard University, USA)
Su, Che-Lin (University of Chicago, USA)
Estimating dynamic discrete-choice games of incomplete information
Huang, Ching-I (National Taiwan University, Taiwan; chingihuang@ntu.edu.tw)
Chiang, Chun-Fang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Lien, Hsien-Ming (National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan)
Competition of talk show programs in Taiwan
Yang, Nan (National University of Singapore, Singapore; yangnan@nus.edu.sg)
Abbring, Jaap (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Campbell, Jeffrey (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA)
Tilly, Jan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Very simple Markov-perfect industry dynamics
Hashmi, Aamir Rafique (National University of Singapore, Singapore; aamir@nus.edu.sg)
Shen, Qiaowei (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Xiao, Ping (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Are there spillovers from the rival? Evidence from entry and expansion of KFC and McDonald's in the Chinese fast food market


Unemployment

Chair: Zhang, Min
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Zhang, Min (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; maggiez75@hotmail.com)
Faig, Miquel (University of Toronto, Canada)
Effects of extended unemployment benefits on labor dynamics
Hara, Hiromi (Japan Women's University, Japan; harahiromi@fc.jwu.ac.jp) The impact of firm-provided training on productivity, wages, and transition to regular employment
Choi, Eleanor Jawon (Hanyang University, Korea; eleanor.j.choi@gmail.com) Does the internet help the unemployed find jobs?
Zhang, Yahong (Bank of Canada, Canada; yzhang@bankofcanada.ca) Unemployment fluctuations in an SOE model with segmented labour markets: the case of Canada


Recent developments in program evaluation methods

Organizer: Ichimura, Hidehiko
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Ichimura, Hidehiko (University of Tokyo, Japan; ichimura@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Arai, Yoichi (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan)
Bandwidth selection for differences of nonparametric estimators with an application to the regression discontinuity design
Hsu, Yu-Chin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; ychsu@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Donald, Stephen G. (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Lieli, Robert P. (Central European University, Budapest and National Bank of Hungary, Hungary)
Testing the unconfoundedness assumption via inverse probability weighted estimators of (L)ATT
Kitagawa, Toru (University College London, UK; t.kitagawa@ucl.ac.uk)
Muris, Chris (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Covariates selection and model averaging in semiparametric estimation of treatment effects
Lu, Xun (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; sean.xunlu@gmail.com)
White, Halbert (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Testing for treatment dependence of effects of a continuous treatment


Fiscal policy

Chair: Chen, Been-Lon
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Yuki, Kazuhiro (Kyoto University, Japan; yuki@econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp) Mechanization, task assignment, and inequality
Chen, Been-Lon (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; bchen@econ.sinica.edu.tw) Policy analysis in a search model with endogenous participation
Wang, Ruixin (Universiteit van Tilburg, Netherlands; rey.rxwang@gmail.com) Dress-up contest: a dark side of fiscal decentralization
Wittmann, Nils (TU Dortmund University, Germany; Nils2.Wittmann@tu-dortmund.de) Fiscal spending shocks, abnormal stock returns and the fiscal multiplier


Government policy and redistribution

Chair: Hendren, Nathaniel
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Hendren, Nathaniel (Harvard University, USA; nhendren@fas.harvard.edu) The policy elasticity
Roberts, Joanne (University of Calgary, Canada; robertjk@ucalgary.ca)
Mongrain, Steeve (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Cuff, Katherine (McMaster University, Canada)
Dual corporate tax evasion
Qian, Jiwei (National University of Singapore, Singapore; jiwei.qian@nus.edu.sg) Median voter's beliefs and redistributive policies: evidence on public health expenditure from 62 countries
Oh, Catherine (KIEP, Korea; socialplanner@gmail.com)
Ishimaru, Shoya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Sim, Seung-Gyu (Andrew) (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Political conflicts and welfare dynamics of trade liberalization


Advances in contest theory

Organizer: Fu, Qiang and Lu, Jingfeng
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Parreiras, Sergio O. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; sergiop@unc.edu)
Joffrion, Justin (United States Air Force, USA)
A tortoise and a hare race, part II: infinite horizon
Segev, Ella (Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel; ellasgv@bgu.ac.il)
Sela, Aner (Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel)
Multi-stage all-pay auctions
Gong, Qiang (Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China; qgongpku@gmail.com)
Sui, Yong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
All-pay auctions with private values and resale
Pérez-Castrillo, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and MOVE, Spain; david.perez@uab.es)
Wettstein, David (Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel)
Innovation contests


Firm behavior, urban development and social conflict

Organizer: Du, Julan; Chair: Wang, Jin
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Wang, Jin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; sojinwang@ust.hk)
Kim, Byung-Yeon (Seoul National University, Korea)
Xu, Chenggang (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Comparison of determinants of firm performance in China and Eastern Europe
Kumar, Dushyant (Indian Statistical Institute, India; dsk1984@gmail.com) Social conflict


Globalization and economic growth II

Organizer: Kikuchi, Tomoo
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Tsuruga, Takayuki (Kyoto Unviersity, Japan; tsuruga@econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Katagiri, Mitsuru (Bank of Japan, Japan)
Kato, Ryo (Bank of Japan, Japan)
Prudential capital controls: the impact of different collateral constraint assumptions
Morimoto, Keiichi (Meisei University, Japan; morimoto@people.kobe-u.ac.jp)
Hori, Takeo (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Maebayashi, Noritaka (Osaka University, Japan)
Futagami, Koichi (Osaka University, Japan)
Macroeconomic stability and welfare under fiscal discipline in a small open economy
Chang, Chia-Ying (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; chia-ying.chang@vuw.ac.nz) Capital controls, capital flows, and banking crises


Topics in game theory I

Organizer: Chen, Yi-Chun and Luo, Xiao
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Yang, Chih-Chun (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; cyang16@econ.sinica.edu.tw) Networks of favor exchange
Wang, Ben (National University of Singapore, Singapore; wangben@nus.edu.sg)
Luo, Xiao (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Epistemic conditions of MACA
Tang, Qianfeng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; tangqianfeng198@gmail.com) Top trading cycles under general capacities: a characterization
Xue, Jingyi (Singapore Management University, Singapore; jingyi.xue@rice.edu) Fair division with probabilistic demand


Topics in macroeconomics II

Chair: Fidrmuc, Jarko
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Sidorov, Alexander (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia; alex.v.sidorov@gmail.com) Endogenous 2D-structure of polycentric urban areas
Fidrmuc, Jarko (ZU Friedrichshafen, Germany; jarko.fidrmuc@zu.de) Financing conditions at the firm-level: firm-specific shocks and aggregate profitability
Liu, Yan (Stony Brook University, USA; ulysses1906@gmail.com) Bank competition and lending policy over business cycles
Wieland, Elisabeth (University of Munich, Germany; elisabeth.wieland@lrz.uni-muenchen.de) Synchronization and changes in international inflation uncertainty


Financial economics

Chair: Anderson, Robert
Venue: Hummingbird (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Anderson, Robert (University of California at Berkeley, USA; anderson@econ.berkeley.edu)
Bianchi, Stephen (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Goldberg, Lisa (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
In search of a statistically valid volatility risk factor
Bidian, Florin (Georgia State University, USA; fbidian@gsu.edu)
Subramanian, Ajay (Georgia State University, USA)
Yang, Baozhong (Georgia State University, USA)
Product variety and asset pricing
Zhang, Xiaolan (University of California at Los Angeles, USA; xzhang@anderson.ucla.edu) Intra-firm risk sharing and firm-level cash flow volatility
Chuang, Hongwei (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; hongwei@stat.sinica.edu.tw)
Ho, Hwai-Chung (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Implied price risk and momentum strategy


Industrial organization II

Organizer: Fong, Pohan; Chair: Au, Pak Hung
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Shen, Bo (National University of Singapore, Singapore; a0068214@nus.edu.sg)
Ko, Chiu Yu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Multi-platform competition and market dominance in two-sided market
Au, Pak Hung (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; pakau2011@u.northwestern.edu) Dynamic information disclosure
Zudenkova, Galina (University of Mannheim, Germany; galina.zudenkova@gmail.com) Political competition in hard times
Komatsubara, Takashi (Kyoto University, Japan; komatsubara@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Yano, Makoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Price competition or price leadership


Stochastic frontier model estimation

Organizer: Wang, Hung-Jen
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Tsay, Wen-Jen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; wtsay@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Amsler, Christine (Michigan State University, USA)
Schmidt, Peter (Michigan State University, USA)
A post-truncation parameterization of truncated normal technical inefficiency
Lai, Hung-Pin (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan; ecdhpl@ccu.edu.tw)
The stochastic frontier model with firm-heterogeneity and dynamic technical inefficiency
Lin, Chang-Ching (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; lincc@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Hsu, Chih-Chiang (National Central University, Taiwan)
Yin, Shou-Yung (National Central University, Taiwan)
Estimation of stochastic frontier model with unobserved common shocks via the EM algorithm
Wang, Hung-Jen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan; wangh@ntu.edu.tw)
Chen, Yi-Ting (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Within moment estimators for fixed-effect stochastic frontier models


Industrial organization III

Chair: Yoo, Seung Han
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Zeng, Chenhang (Shandong University, China; cz_sdu@163.com)
Lin, Junshan (Shandong University, China)
Advance selling of new products with information control
Yoo, Seung Han (Korea University, Korea; shyoo@korea.ac.kr.) Corruption and institutional design
Mishra, Ajit (University of Bath, UK; A.MISHRA@bath.ac.uk)
Mookherjee, Dilip (Boston University, USA)
Controlling Collusion and extortion: the twin faces of corruption
Ushchev, Filipp (NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia; ph.ushchev@gmail.com) Do we go shopping downtown or to the mall? Well, why not to both?


Behavioral economics II

Chair: Theseira, Walter E
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Cho, Sungjin (Seoul National University, Korea; sungcho@snu.ac.kr)
Rust, John Philip (Georgetown University, USA)
Precommitments for financial self-control: evidence from credit card borrowing
Yuan, Jia (University of Macau, Macau; jiayuan@umac.mo) How much is the cost associated with the behavioral fallacy? Evidence from China individual lottery betting data
Liu, Jia (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; jliu1@e.ntu.edu.sg)
Riyanto, Yohanes Eko (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
The impacts of default participation on participation rate and contributions to public goods
Theseira, Walter E (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; walter.theseira@gmail.com)
Ong, Qiyan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Investigating the relative value of appearances in an investment experiment


Superstition, cultural norms, and market outcomes

Organizer: Shum, Matthew
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Agarwal, Sumit (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ushakri@yahoo.com) Superstition in housing markets: do lucky housing numbers really bring good luck?
Lee, Jungmin (Sogang University, Korea; junglee@sogang.ac.kr) How old am I? Effects of subjective age on marriage and labor supply
Shum, Matthew (California Institute of Technology, USA and National University of Singapore, Singapore; mshum@caltech.edu) Superstition and "Lucky" apartments: evidence from transaction-level data


Economics of public policy issues

Organizer: Quah, Euston
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Ko, Giovanni (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; gko@ntu.edu.sg) Secrecy in tax enforcement
Li, Huailu (Boston University, USA; huailu@bu.edu)
Leong, Kaiwen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Sex worker's discrimination: Evidence from commercial sex industry in Singapore
Lee, David (Singapore Management University, Singapore; davidlee@smu.edu.sg)
Phang, Sock Yong (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Phoon, Kok Fai (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Wee, Heok Hiang Karol (EDHEC-Risk Institute, Singapore)
Evaluating the effectiveness of cooling measures on property prices: an exploration of alternative econometric techniques
Sikdar, Shiva (Keele University, UK; shivasikdar@gmail.com)
Bag, Parimal (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Does affirmative action really benefit the poor?


Economic impacts of migration

Organizer: Pan, Jessica
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Pan, Jessica (National University of Singapore, Singapore; jesspan@nus.edu.sg)
Cortes, Patricia (Boston University, USA)
Foreign nurse importation and the supply of native nurses
Liao, Wen-Chi (National University of Singapore, Singapore; wliao@nus.edu.sg)
Fu, Yuming (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
What drive the geographic concentration of college graduates in the US? Evidence from internal migration
Wang, Zhi (Fudan University, China; zhi_wang@brown.edu) Smart city: learning effects and labor force entry
Shrestha, Slesh (National University of Singapore, Singapore; sleshshr@gmail.com) Sibling rivalry in education: estimating intrahousehold trade-offs using foreign labor market shocks


Quantitative methods in economic history

Organizer: Dong, Baomin
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Dong, Baomin (Henan University, China; baomindong@vip.163.com)
Gong, John (University of International Business and Economics, China)
Trade deficit, money outflow, and fiscal deficit in Song Dynasty
Zimran, Ariell (Northwestern University, USA; ariell.zimran@u.northwestern.edu) New perspectives on historical standards of living; evidence of US military enlistment in late 19th century
Sng, Tuan Hwee (National University of Singapore, Singapore; tsng@nus.edu.sg)
Moriguchi, Chiaki (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
Taxation and public goods provision in China and Japan before 1850
Mo, Pak-Hung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; phmo@hkbu.edu.hk) Geography, writing system and the fates of ancient civilizations


Quantile regression

Organizer: Oka, Tatsushi and Yoon, Jungmo
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kaplan, David (University of Missouri, USA; KaplanDM@Missouri.edu)
Goldman, Matt (University of California at San Diego, USA)
IDEAL inference on conditional quantiles via interpolated duals of exact analytic L-statistics
Parker, Thomas (University of Waterloo, Canada; tmparker@uwaterloo.ca) Efficient combination of conditional quantiles in a single-index model
Yoon, Jungmo (Claremont McKenna College, USA; jyoon@cmc.edu) Robust inference for panel quantile regression models with individual fixed effects and serial correlation
Oka, Tatsushi (National University of Singapore, Singapore; oka@nus.edu.sg)
Li, Tong (Vanderbilt University, USA and National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Set identification of the censored quantile regression model for short panels with fixed effects


Macroeconomic dynamics

Organizer: Zeng, Jinli and Zhang, Jie
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Wan, Jing (National University of Singapore, Singapore; g0800603@nus.edu.sg)
Zhang, Jie (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Social optimality, inflation, subsidization, and taxation in a model of growing through cycles with innovation, investment and a cash-in-advance constraint
Yew, Siew Ling (Monash Univesity, Australia; siew.ling.yew@monash.edu)
Zhang, Jie (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Socially optimal social security and public health in a dynastic model with endogenous longevity and fertility
Li, Bei (University of Western Australia, Australia; li.bei@uwa.edu.au) Elastic labor with growth through cycles and applications to public finance


Panel data models with cross section dependence

Organizer: Su, Liangjun
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Rodriguez-Poo, Juan M. (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain; juan.rodriguez@unican.es)
Soberon, Alexandra (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain)
Direct semiparametric estimation of fixed effects panel data varying coefficient models
Sarafidis, Vasilis (University of Monash, Australia; Vasilis.Sarafidis@monash.edu)
Robertson, Donald (University of Cambridge, UK)
Yamagata, Takashi (University of York, UK)
Estimation of correlated random coefficientt models for short panels with a multi-factor error structure
Feng, Qu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; qfeng@ntu.edu.sg)
Baltagi, Badi H. (Syracuse University, USA)
Kao, Chihwa (Syracuse University, USA)
Estimation of heterogenous panels with structural breaks
Su, Liangjun (Singapore Management University, Singapore; ljsu@smu.edu.sg)
Shi, Zhentao (Yale University, USA)
Phillips, Peter C.B. (Yale University, USA)
Identifying latent structures in panel data


Asymmetric information and ambiguity

Organizer: Yannelis, Nicholas; Chair: Tourky, Rabee
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Ozaki, Hiroyuki (Keio University, Japan; ozaki@econ.keio.ac.jp)
Ohtaki, Eisei (Kanagawa University, Japan)
Complexity of monetary equilibria under ambiguity
De Castro, Luciano (Northwestern University, USA; l-decastro@kellogg.northwestern.edu)
Correlation of types in Bayesian games
Tourky, Rabee (University of Queensland, Australia; rabeetourky@gmail.com)
Grant, Simon (University of Queensland, Australia)
Meneghel, Idione (University of Queensland, Australia)
Savage games
He, Wei (National University of Singapore, Singapore; wei.he@nus.edu.sg)
Yannelis, Nicholas C. (University of Iowa, USA and University of Manchester, UK)
Equilibrium theory under ambiguity


Financial econometrics III

Chair: Li, Jia
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kunitomo, Naoto (University of Tokyo, Japan; kunitomo@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp) The SIML estimation of integrated covariance and hedging coefficient under micro-market noise and random sampling
Liu-Evans, Gareth David (University of Liverpool, UK; gareth.liu.evans@gmail.com) Refined estimation of parametric models by functional approximation
Asai, Manabu (Soka University, Japan;m-asai@soka.ac.jp)
McAleer, Michael (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
A fractionally integrated Wishart stochastic volatility model
Li, Jia (Duke University, USA; jl410@duke.edu)
Patton, Andrew (Duke University, USA)
Asymptotic inference about predictive accuracy using high frequency data


Economic growth I

Chair: Sunakawa, Takeki
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Saha, Anuradha (Indian Statistical Institute, India; saha.anuradha@gmail.com)
Das, Satya P. (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Land, productivity and nonbalanced growth
Liao, Junmin (Washington University in St. Louis, USA; liaojunmin@wustl.edu) The rise of service in China
Sunakawa, Takeki (Bank of Japan, Japan; takeki.sunakawa@gmail.com) Financial frictions, misallocation and structural change
Warusawitharana, Missaka (Board of Governors of Federal Reserve, USA; missaka.n.warusawitharana@frb.gov) Finance and productivity growth: firm-level evidence


Topics in game theory II

Organizer: Chen, Yi-Chun and Luo, Xiao
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Kunimoto, Takashi (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; takashi_kunimoto@econ.hit-u.ac.jp) Interim implementation
Sun, Yifei (National University of Singapore, Singapore; sunyifei@nus.edu.sg)
Chen, Yi-Chun (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Dynamic rationalizable implementation
Ueng, Shih-Fang (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan; ecdsfu@ccu.edu.tw) Team dynamics where followers have illusion about guide
Zhou, Hao (Rice University, USA; hz8@rice.edu)
Zhu, Minyan (Rice University, USA)
Referring customers under imperfect public monitoring


Topics in macroeconomics III

Chair: Srisuma, Sorawoot
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Hayakawa, Hitoshi (University of Tokyo, Japan; hit.hayakawa@gmail.com) Liquidity saving mechanism under interconnected payment network
Srisuma, Sorawoot (University of Cambridge, UK; sts25@cam.ac.uk) Identification in Markov decision models
Nagamachi, Kohei (University of Tokyo, Japan; kohei.nagamachi@gmail.com) Task trade and the size distribution of cities
Daitoh, Ichiroh (Keio University, Japan; idaitoh@fbc.keio.ac.jp) Macroeconomic dynamics of human development and the creation of a market economy


Topics in econometrics II

Chair: Rambaldi, Alicia N.
Venue: Hummingbird (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 3 August

Presenter Title
Liu, Shew Fan (Singapore Management University, Singapore; shewfan.liu.2011@smu.edu.sg)
Yang, Zhenlin (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Asymptotic and finite sample properties of QML estimators for spatial error dependence models
Rambaldi, Alicia N. (University of Queensland, Australia; a.rambaldi@uq.edu.au)
Trinh, Dung T. (University of Queensland, Australia)
Bayesian estimation of a spatial time series model with an application to real estate modelling
Magnusson, Leandro Maschietto (University of Western Australia, Australia; leandro.magnusson@uwa.edu.au)
Finlay, Keith (Tulane University, USA)
Bootstrap methods for inference with cluster-sample IV models
Delgado, Michael S. (Purdue University, USA; delgado2@purdue.edu) Are there feedbacks between foreign direct investment and economic growth? A semiparametric system of simultaneous equations analysis with instrumental variables


Topics in microeconomics II

Organizer: Chan, Marc K. and Yu, Haomiao
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Klimova, Anastasia (University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Anastasia.Klimova@uts.edu.au) Does a nearby murder affect housing prices and rents? The case of Sydney
Chan, Marc K. (University of Technology Sydney, Australia; marc.chan@uts.edu.au) A dynamic structural analysis of welfare reform experiments
Yu, Haomiao (Ryerson University, Canada; haomiao@ryerson.ca)
Zhang, Zhixiang (CEMA, Central University of Finance and Economics, China)
On the centipede game in the presence of social norm
Karakas, Leyla D. (Johns Hopkins University, USA; lkaraka1@jhu.edu) Inefficiency in common causes: A dynamic analysis of institutional constraints


Contract and design

Organizer: Quah, John
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Deb, Rahul (University of Toronto, Canada; rahul.deb@utoronto.ca)
Mishra, Debasis (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Implementation with securities
Suzuki, Yutaka (Hosei University, Japan; yutaka@hosei.ac.jp) Hierarchical global pollution control in asymmetric information environments: a continuous-type, three-tier agency framework
Zhou, Junjie (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; zhoujj03001@gmail.com)
Chen, Ying-Ju (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
The benefit of sequentiality in social networks
Strulovici, Bruno (Northwestern University, USA; b-strulovici@northwestern.edu) A foundation for renegotiation-proof contracts


Risk premia in financial markets

Organizer: Fan, Jianqing and Xiu, Dacheng
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Duan, Jin-Chuan (National University of Singapore, Singapore; bizdjc@nus.edu.sg) Local-momentum autoregression for modeling interest rate and term structure
Xiu, Dacheng (University of Chicago, USA; dacheng.xiu@chicagobooth.edu)
Amengual, Dante (CEMFI, Spain)
Delving into risk premia: reconciling evidence from the S&P 500 and VIX derivatives
Hsiao, Yu-Ling Cody (Australian National University, Australia; yu.hsiao@anu.edu.au)
Chan, Joshua C. C. (Australian National University, Australia)
Fry-McKibbin, Renee (Australian National University, Australia)
A regime switching skew-normal model for measuring financial crisis and contagion
Huang, Darien (University of Pennsylvania, USA; darienh@wharton.upenn.edu)
Shaliastovich, Ivan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Risk adjustment and the temporal resolution of uncertainty: evidence from options markets


Technology, allocative efficiency, and labor productivity

Organizer: Wang, Ping
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Song, Zheng Michael (University of Chicago, USA; zheng.michael.song@gmail.com)
Hsieh, Chang-Tai (University of Chicago, USA)
Grasp the large, let go of the small: the transformation of the state sector in China
Lee, Wen-Chieh (National Chengchi University, Taiwan; jffl1803@gmail.com)
Misallocation and production efficiency: evidence from the IT industries in Korea and Taiwan
Yip, Chong K. (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; b660732@mailserv.cuhk.edu.hk)
Wang, Ping (Washington University in St. Louis and NBER, USA)
Wong, Tzs Nga (Bank of Canada, Canada)
Technology assimilation and development accounting
Wang, Yin-Chi (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; yinchi.wang@gmail.com) Does health matter? A quantitative analysis of cross-country income differences


Behavioral industrial organization

Organizer: Lee, Jihong
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Carbajal, Juan Carlos (University of New South Wales, Australia; jc.carbajal@uq.edu.au)
Ely, Jeffrey (Northwestern University, USA)
Optimal contracts for loss averse consumers
Lee, Jihong (Seoul National University, Korea; jihonglee@snu.ac.kr)
Hahn, Jong-Hee (Yonsei University, Korea)
Kim, Jinwoo (Yonsei University, Korea)
Kim, Sanghyun (Michigan State University, USA)
Screening loss averse consumers
Rosato, Antonio (University of Technology Sydney, Australia; rosatoecon@gmail.com) Loss aversion and the "Afternoon Effect" in sequential auctions
Zhao, Xiaojian (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; xjzhao@ust.hk)
Dessi, Roberta (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR, France)
Self-esteem, shame and personal motivation


Empirical analysis of auction data

Organizer: Li, Tong
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Bonaldi, Pietro (University of Chicago, USA; bonaldi@uchicago.edu)
Hortacsu, Ali (University of Chicago, USA)
Kastl, Jakub (Stanford University and NBER, USA)
Empirical analysis of systemic risk in the EURO-zone
Gentry, Matt (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; matt.l.gentry@gmail.com)
Komarova, Tatiana (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Schiraldi, Pasquale (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Econometric analysis of simultaneous first-price auctions with synergies
Groeger, Joachim (Carnegie Mellon University, USA; jgroeger@andrew.cmu.edu)
Miller, Robert A. (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ascending auctions with costly monitoring


Topics in trade theory I

Organizer: Chor, Davin
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Romalis, John (Princeton University, USA; jromalis@princeton.edu)
Feenstra, Robert (University of California at Davis, USA)
International prices and endogenous quality
Fabinger, Michal (Pennsylvania State University, USA; fabinger@gmail.com) Trade and interdependence in a spatially complex world
Hsu, Wen-Tai (Singapore Management University, Singapore; wentai@umn.edu)
Holmes, Thomas J. (University of Minnesota, USA)
Lee, Sanghoon (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Allocative efficiency, mark-ups, and the welfare gains from trade
Furusawa, Taiji (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; furusawa@econ.hit-u.ac.jp)
Konishi, Hideo (Boston College, USA)
International trade and income inequality


Studies of two-sided matching markets

Organizer: Shum, Matthew
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Lee, SangMok (University of Pennsylvania, USA; sangmok@sas.upenn.edu) Asymptotic efficiency and stability in two-sided matching
Choo, Eugene (University of Calgary, Canada; echoo@ucalgary.ca)
Dynamic marriage matching: an empirical framework
Hsieh, Yu-wei (University of Southern California, USA; yuwei.hsieh@usc.edu) Identification and estimation of two-sided matching game without transfers
Macho-Stadler, Ines (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; ines.macho@uab.es)
Banal-Estanol, Albert (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and City Univer, Spain)
Pérez-Castrillo, David (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Endogeneous matching in university-industry collaboration: theory and empirical evidence from the UK


Education and development

Organizer: Park, Albert
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Wang, Liang Choon (Monash University, Australia; liang.c.wang@monash.edu)
Hahn, Youjin (Monash University, Australia)
Do private high schools make a difference? Learning the causal effects of private schooling from a natural experiment in South Korea
Han, Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; lihan@ust.hk)
Incentivized peer interactions: evidence from a randomized trial
Sawada, Yasuyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan; sawada@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp) Do community-managed schools facilitate social capital accumulation? Evidence from COGES project in Burkina-Faso
Zhang, Jane (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; janezhang@ust.hk) Motivations of mothers and fathers to make educational investments in children


Topics in macroeconomics IV

Organizer: Wang, Cheng
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Hu, Xu (Fudan University, China; huxu85@gmail.com) Heterogeneous beliefs, collateralized private loans, and speculative currency crises
Xu, Zhiwei (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; xuzhiwei09@gmail.com)
Wang, Pengfei (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Wen, Yi (Tsinghua University, China)
Two-way capital flows and global imbalances: a neoclassical approach
Yang, Youzhi (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; youzhi.yang@gmail.com)
Wang, Cheng (Fudan University, China and Iowa State University, USA)
Equilibrium matching and termination
Lukyanov, Georgy Andreevich (Toulouse School of Economics, France; glukyanov87@gmail.com)
Mengus, Eric (Toulouse School of Economics, France)
First order approach for dynamic mirrleesian problems


Quantitative finance

Organizer: Kou, Steven
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Dai, Min (National University of Singapore, Singapore; matdm@nus.edu.sg) Optimal consumption and investment with asymmetric long-term/short-term capital gains taxes
Peng, Xianhua (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; maxhpeng@ust.hk) The econometrics of asset pricing with spatial interaction
Keppo, Jussi (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Jokivuolle, Esa (Bank of Finland and Aalto University, Finland)
Bank compensation: Sprint swimming in short bonus pools?
He, Xuedong (Columbia University, USA; xh2140@columbia.edu) A 10-30 rule for hedge fund compensation


Game theory and decision making I

Organizer: Fu, Haifeng and Zhang, Yongchao
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Rong, Kang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; rong.kang@mail.shufe.edu.cn) Fair arbitration when players' preferences are unknown
Ke, Shaowei (Princeton University, USA; shaowei.ke@gmail.com) Consumption experimentation externality
Jiao, Qian (Sun Yat-sen University, China; jiaoq3@mail.sysu.edu.cn) Asymmetric rent-seeking with two types of agents
Fu, Haifeng (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; Haifeng.fu02@xjtlu.edu.cn)
Xu, Ying (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Zhang, Luyi (Morgan Stanley, UK)
Pure-strategy Nash equilibria in large games: Characterization and Existence


Topics in mechanism design

Organizer: Chatterji, Shurojit
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Mitra, Manipushpak (Indian Statistical Institute, India; manipushpak.mitra@gmail.com)
Chun, Youngsub (Seoul National University, Korea)
Mutuswami, Suresh (University of Leicester, UK)
Reordering an existing queue
Mishra, Debasis (Indian Statistical Institute, India; dmishra@gmail.com)
Pramanik, Anup (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Roy, Souvik (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Implementation in multidimensional domains with ordinal restrictions
Aney, Madhav S. (Singapore Management University, Singapore; madhavsa@smu.edu.sg) Inefficiency in the shadow of unobservable reservation payoffs
Ju, Biung-Ghi (Seoul National University, Korea; bgju@snu.ac.kr)
Park, Junghum (Seoul National University, Korea)
Hierarchical outcomes and collusion neutrality on tree networks


Applied game theory

Organizer: Qin, Cheng-zhong
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Cao, Zhigang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; zhigangcao@amss.ac.cn)
Qin, Cheng-Zhong (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA and Shandong University, China)
Yang, Xiaoguang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Zhang, Boyu (Beijing Normal University, China)
Causes of fashion cycles: a heterogenous network game perspective
Kim, Jin Yeub (University of Chicago, USA; shiningjin@gmail.com) Endogenous choice of a mediator
Watanabe, Naoki (University of Tsukuba, Japan; naoki50@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp)
Kishimoto, Shin (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
The kernel of a patent licensing game
Qin, Cheng-Zhong (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA and Shandong University, China; qin@econ.ucsb.edu)
Hu, Xiaojuan (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Zhang, Shengping (Peking University, China)
A model of endogenous cross-holdings in oligopoly


Industrial organization theory

Organizer: In, Younghwan
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Lee, Gea M. (Singapore Management University, Singapore; gmlee@smu.edu.sg)
Bagwell, Kyle (Stanford University, USA)
Sequential search, price competition and the number of firms
Rhee, Ki-Eun (KAIST Graduate School of Management, Korea; krhee@business.kaist.ac.kr)
Thomadsen, Raphael (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Behavior-based pricing in vertically differentiated markets
Wright, Julian (National University of Singapore, Singapore; jwright@nus.edu.sg)
Hagiu, Andrei (Harvard University, USA)
Marketplace or reseller?
In, Younghwan (KAIST Graduate School of Management, Korea; cyin@business.kaist.ac.kr)
Wright, Julian (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Loss-leader pricing and upgrades


Topics in macroeconomics V

Chair: Böhm, Volker
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 8:30am--10:30am; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Koh, Dongya (Washington University in St. Louis, USA; dkoh@wustl.edu) Human capital accumulation under age-dependent risks
Hussain, Syed Muhammad (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan; smhshm@gmail.com)
Malik, Samreen (NYU - Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
Asymmetric effects of tax changes
Baskaran, Thushyanthan (University of Goettingen, Germany; tbaskar@uni-goettingen.de) Direct democracy and public finances: quasi-experimental evidence from Bavaria
Von Ehrlich, Maximilian (ETH Zurich, Switzerland; vonEhrlich@kof.ethz.ch)
Seidel, Tobias (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Regional implications of financial market development: credit rationing, trade, and location


Topics in microeconomics III

Chair: Kim, Kyungmin
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Jain, Tarun (Indian School of Business, India; tj9d@virginia.edu) Does who you know matter? Unraveling the influence of student networks on academic performance
Amaya, Kenichi (Kagawa University, Japan; amaya@ec.kagawa-u.ac.jp) Multi-agent moral hazard with approach choices
Mutlu, Gulseren (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; gulseren.mutlu@gmail.com) Learning under incentives
Kim, Kyungmin (University of Iowa, USA; kyungmin-kim@uiowa.edu)
Kaya, Ayca (University of Iowa, USA)
Trading dynamics in the market for lemons


Models and their testable restrictions

Organizer: Quah, John
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Lazzati, Natalia (University of Michigan, USA; nlazzati@umich.edu) Treatment response with social interactions: partial identification via monotone comparative statics
Polisson, Matthew (Leicester University, UK; matthew.polisson@le.ac.uk)
Bayer, Ralph (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Bose, Subir (University of Leicester, UK)
Renou, Ludovic (University of Essex, UK)
Ambiguity revealed
Gerasimou, Georgios (University of St Andrews, UK; gg26@st-andrews.ac.uk) A behavioural model of choice in the presence of decision conflict
Quah, John (Oxford University, UK and National University of Singapore, Singapore; John.quah@economics.ox.ac.uk) A revealed preference test for weakly separable preferences


Financial markets and macroeconomy

Chair: Kashiwagi, Masanori
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Sohn, Sung Bin (Peking University, China; sungbin.sohn@phbs.pku.edu.cn) What does investor sentiment reflect: animal spirits or risks?
Kashiwagi, Masanori (National Taiwan University, Taiwan; mkashiwagi@ntu.edu.tw) Sunspots and self-fulfilling beliefs in the U.S. housing market
Hördahl, Peter (Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland; peter.hoerdahl@bis.org)
Tristani, Oreste (ECB, Germany)
Macro factors and sovereign bond spreads: a quadratic no-arbitrage model
Wang, Jinjing (Georgia State University, USA; jjwangnc@gmail.com)
Subramanian, Ajay (Georgia State University, USA)
Catastrophe risk transfer


Empirical international trade

Organizer: Lu, Yi and Tao, Zhigang
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Lu, Yi (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsluyi@nus.edu.sg)
Zhou, Yingke (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Exchange rate and export sophistication: theory and evidence
Wang, Luhang (Xiamen University, China; luhang.wang@gmail.com)
Brandt, Loren (University of Toronto, Canada)
Van Biesebroeck, Johannes (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Zhang, Yifan (Lingnan University, China)
WTO accession and performance of Chinese manufacturing firms
Bas, Maria (Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales, France; maria.bas@cepii.fr)
Strauss-Kahn, Vanessa (ESCP-Europe)
Trade liberalization and export prices: the case of China
Ahsan, Reshad (University of Melbourne, Australia; rahsan@unimelb.edu.au)
Mitra, Devashish (Syracuse University, USA)
Ghosh, Arghya (University of New South Wales, Australia)
International trade and unionization: theory and evidence


Cognition, perception and expectation

Organizer: Saijo, Tatsuyoshi
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Saijo, Tatsuyoshi (Kochi University of Technology, Japan; tatsuyoshisaijo@gmail.com)
Okano, Yoshitaka (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Second thought: theory and experiment in social dilemma
Zhang, Jianlin (Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore; zhangjianlin@sim.edu.sg)
Riyanto, Yohanes Eko (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Other's perception matters: the value of social perception
Uto, Nobuyuki (Waseda University, Japan; nobuyuki.uto@gmail.com)
Kusakawa, Takao (Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan)
Saijo, Tatsuyoshi (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Knightian uncertainty experiments
Song, Changcheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsscc@nus.edu.sg) An experiment on reference points and expectations


Random matching and search

Organizer: Matsui, Akihiko
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Rhodes, Andrew Jonathan (University of Oxford, UK; andrew.rhodes@economics.ox.ac.uk) Re-examining the effects of switching costs
Massala, Otso (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, Singapore; otso.massala@insead.edu)
Tsetlin, Ilia (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, Singapore)
Search before tradeoffs are known
Roger, Guillaume F. (University of New South wales, Australia; guillaume.roger72@gmail.com)
Moses, Jessica (Deloitte Access Economics, Australia)
Bidner, Chris (University of New South wales, Australia)
Pre-match investment with rejection
Matsui, Akihiko (University of Tokyo, Japan; amatsui@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Cho, In-Koo (University of Illinois, USA)
Search, adverse selection and market clearing


Topics in trade theory II

Organizer: Chor, Davin
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Dasgupta, Kunal (University of Toronto, Canada; kunal.dasgupta@utoronto.ca)
Mondria, Jordi (University of Toronto, Canada)
International trade with inattentive importers
Fan, Haichao (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; fhxac@ust.hk)
Lai, Edwin L.-C. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Global gains from reduction of trade costs
Kim, Minho (Washington University in St Louis, USA; minho.kim@wustl.edu) Multi-stage production and gains from trade
Chor, Davin (National University of Singapore, Singapore; davinchor@gmail.com)
Lai, Edwin L.-C. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Cumulative innovation, growth, and welfare-improving patent policy


Occupational mobility and internal labor markets

Chair: McKenzie, Colin R
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Nakabayashi, Masaki (University of Tokyo, Japan; mn@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp) Career experiences replaced: emergence of Japanese internal labor markets
McKenzie, Colin R (Keio University, Japan; mckenzie@z8.keio.jp)
Kajitani, Shinya (Meisei University, Japan)
Sakata, Kei (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Occupation, retirement and cognitive functioning
Li, Yi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; li88@ssc.wisc.edu) Skill accumulation and occupational mobility
Gunji, Hiroshi (Daito Bunka University, Japan; hgunji@ic.daito.ac.jp)
Miyazaki, Kenji (Hosei University, Japan)
Labor wedges by sex in Japan


Auctions

Organizer: Lu, Jingfeng and Ye, Lixin
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Loertscher, Simon (University of Melbourne, Australia; simonl@unimelb.edu.au)
Mezzetti, Claudio (University of Melbourne, Australia)
A dominant strategy double auction with multi-unit traders that never runs a deficit
Ko, Chiu Yu (National University of Singapore, Singapore; kochiuyu@gmail.com)
Menu auction with budget constraints
Wasser, Cédric (University of Bonn, Germany; cedric.wasser@uni-bonn.de) Bilateral k+1-price auctions with asymmetric shares and values
Lu, Jingfeng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecsljf@nus.edu.sg)
Ye, Lixin (Ohio State University, USA)
Efficient and optimal two-stage auctions with costly information acquisition


Information frictions and macroeconomics

Organizer: Wang, Yong
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ho, Wai-Hong (University of Macau, Macao; whho@umac.mo) Financial market globalization, nonconvergence and cycles
Zheng, Yu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; yuzheng@cityu.edu.hk) The role of education signaling in explaining the growth of college wage premium
Banerji, Sanjay (University of Nottingham, UK; Sanjay.Banerji@nottingham.ac.uk)
Wang, Tianxi (University of Essex, UK)
Incentives, risk sharing and wealth: a model of intrinsic cycles
Wang, Yong (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; efywang@cityu.edu.hk)
Hung, Fu-Sheng (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Asymmetric information, government credit subsidies, and economic growth


Assets market and equilibrium

Organizer: Ma, Chenghu
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Nakata, Hiroyuki (University of Tokyo and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; hnakata@stanfordalumni.org)
Motolese, Maurizio (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy)
Endogenous business cycles and the social welfare under heterogeneous beliefs
Yao, Zhiyong (Fudan University, China; yzy@fudan.edu.cn)
SOEs as financial intermediation
Ma, Chenghu (Fudan University, China; machenghu@fudan.edu.cn)
Huang, Lin (Southwestern University of Economics and Finance, China)
Nakata, Hiroyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
MPS risk aversion and shadow-CAPM: theory and empirical evidence
Xia, Chun (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; chunxia@hku.hk)
Guo, Ming (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Technical trading and strategic liquidity provision


Game theory and decision making II

Organizer: Fu, Haifeng and Zhang, Yongchao
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Zheng, Jie (Tsinghua University, China; zhengjie@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Lien, Jaimie (Tsinghua University, China)
An incomplete-information battle of the sexes with outside option
Sano, Ryuji (Osaka University, Japan; r-sano@iser.osaka-u.ac.jp) A dynamic mechanism design for scheduling with different lengths of use
Chen, Yu (Indiana University at Bloomington, USA; chen21@indiana.edu) Decentralizability of multi-agency contracting with Bayesian implementation
Zhang, Yongchao (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; yongchao@mail.shufe.edu.cn)
Khan, M. Ali (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
A matching penny game with correlated information


Mechanism design and its application

Organizer: Yeh, Chun-Hsien
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Yeh, Chun-Hsien (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; chyeh@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Hu, Cheng-Cheng (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Tsay, Min-Hung (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Bilateral consistency and converse consistency in axiomatizations and implementation of the nucleolus
Liang, Meng-Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; myliang@econ.sinica.edu.tw)
Chou, Eric S. (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Wu, Cheng-Tai (Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan)
The inefficiency of waiting list in allocating transplants when implants are available
Yang, Yi-You (Aletheia University, Taiwan; yyyang@mail.au.edu.tw) Free disposal, monotonicity, and equilibrium
Jung, Hanjoon Michael (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; hanjoon@econ.sinica.edu.tw) Complete sequential equilibrium


Epistemic logic and inductive game theory

Organizer: Kaneko, Mamoru
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Kaneko, Mamoru (Waseda University, Japan; mkanekoepi@waseda.jp) Interactions between subjective thinking and objective worlds
Hu, Tai-Wei (Northwestern University, USA; t-hu@kellogg.northwestern.edu)
Kaneko, Mamoru (Waseda University, Japan)
Infinite regress from interactive decision making
Kline, J. Jeff (University of Queensland, Australia; j.kline@uq.edu.au)
Kaneko, Mamoru (Waseda University, Japan)
Role switching and the other's minds from the perspective of inductive game theory
Ishikawa, Ryuichiro (University of Tsukuba, Japan; ishikawa@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp)
Eizo, Akiyama (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Kaneko, Mamoru (Waseda University, Japan)
Kline, J. Jeff (University of Queensland, Australia)
A simulation study of inductive game theory: Mike's bike commuting


Topics in political economics

Chair: Salvo, Alberto
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ghosh, Sugata (Brunel University, UK; sugata.ghosh@brunel.ac.uk)
Gregoriou, Andros (University of Hull, UK)
Mitra, Anirban (University of Oslo, Norway)
On the role of democracy in the ethnicity-growth relationship: theory and evidence
Saha, Mimika (National University of Singapore, Singapore; a0082762@nus.edu.sg)
Bag, Parimal (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Confounding politics of terror prevention
Salvo, Alberto (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecssaeb@nus.edu.sg)
Eizenberg, Alon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Grab them before they go generic: habit formation and the emerging middle class
Nandeibam, Shasikanta (University of Bath, UK; s.nandeibam@bath.ac.uk) Discrimination and population composition in the long run


Empirical economics I

Chair: Hessami, Zohal
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 11:00am--1:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Slonimczyk, Fabian (NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia; fabian.slonimczyk@gmail.com)
Yurko, Anna V (NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia)
Assessing the impact of the maternity capital policy in Russia using a dynamic stochastic model of fertility and employment
Choi, Jin-Young (Boston College, USA; yalilla@korea.ac.kr) Are twins the same?: heavily censored semiparametric quantile estimation with fixed effects
Morita, Hiroshi (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; hiroshi.morita1013@gmail.com) Empirical analysis on the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy and rule-of-thumb households
Hessami, Zohal (University of Konstanz, Germany; Zohal.Hessami@uni-konstanz.de) Direct mayor elections and intergovernmental transfers: quasi-experimental evidence from German municipalities


Social choice and cooperative game theory

Organizer: Chun, Youngsub; Chair: Salonen, Hannu
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ju, Yuan (University of York, UK; yuan.ju@york.ac.uk)
Van den Brink, Rene (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Chun, Youngsub (Seoul National University, Korea)
Auctioning and selling positions: a non-cooperative approach to queueing conflicts
Juarez, Ruben (University of Hawaii, USA; rubenj@hawaii.edu)
Jandoc, Karl (University of Hawaii, USA)
Stable coalitions with power accumulation
Salonen, Hannu (University of Turku, Finland; hansal@utu.fi) Aggregating and updating information


Public goods and taxation

Chair: Mondal, Debasis
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Poyago-Theotoky, Joanna (La Trobe University, Australia; j.poyago-theotoky@latrobe.edu.au) Green technology and optimal emissions taxation
Miyakoshi, Tatsuyoshi (Hosei University, Japan; miyakoshi@hosei.ac.jp) Existence, uniqueness and algorithm for identifying free-riders in multiple public good games: replacement correspondence approach
Mondal, Debasis (IIT-Delhi, India; debasis36@yahoo.com) Private provision of public good and immiserizing growth
Borges, Ana Pinto (University of Lusiada, Portugal; aborges@ers.pt)
Sarmento, Paula (University do Porto, Portugal)
Laussel, Didier (GREQAM, France)
Resende, Joana (University do Porto, Portugal)
Compulsory versus open enrollment health insurance


Recent development in matching theory

Organizer: Kim, Jinwoo and Kojima, Fuhito
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Kim, Jinwoo (Seoul National University, Korea; jikim72@gmail.com)
Che, Yeon-Koo (Columbia University, USA)
Kojima, Fuhito (Stanford University, USA)
Stable matching in large markets
Kurino, Morimitsu (WZB, Germany; morimitsu.kurino@wzb.eu)
Kesten, Onur (Carneigie Mellon University, USA)
Do outside options matter in school choice? A new perspective on the efficiency vs. strategy-proofness trade-off
Koh, Youngwoo (Columbia University, USA; youngwoo.koh@gmail.com)
Che, Yeon-Koo (Columbia University, USA)
Decentralized college admissions
Manjunath, Vikram (Université de Montréal, Canada; vikramma@gmail.com)
Sprumont, Yves (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Manjunath, Vikram (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Learning before matching


Macroeconomic dynamics II

Chair: Polemarchakis, Herakles
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Polemarchakis, Herakles (University of Warwick, UK; h.polemarchakis@warwick.ac.uk)
Peiris, Udara (University of Warwick, UK)
Quantitative easing in an open economy
Massaro, Domenico (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; D.Massaro@uva.nl)
Hommes, Cars (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Cornea, Adriana (University of Exeter, UK)
Behavioral heterogeneity in U.S. inflation dynamics
Tonogi, Akiyuki (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; tonogi.akiyuki@gmail.com) The relation between inventory investment and price dynamics in a distributive firm
Böhm, Volker (Bielefeld University, Germany; vboehm@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de)
Claas, Oliver (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Rational expectations dynamics under efficient bargaining


Behavioral, experimental and biological economics I

Organizer: Chew, Soo Hong and Zhong, Songfa
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Christopoulos, Georgios (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; CGeorgios@ntu.edu.sg)
King-Casas, Brooks (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, USA)
Behavioural and biological components of moral hazard in a principal-agent problem: between envy and guilt
Li, Jinping (National University of Singapore, Singapore; g0900801@nus.edu.sg) Punishing the wrongdoer or compensating the victim? An experiment
Zhong, Songfa (National University of Singapore, Singapore; zhongsongfa@gmail.com) Dissociable neural responses to distributional inequity and responsibility in third-party norm enforcement
Jiang, Yushi (National University of Singapore, Singapore; yushi.jiang@nus.edu.sg) Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene predicts Economic Risk Attitude in Han Chinese


Experimental asset markets: the role of experience, information, expectation and regulation

Organizer: Riyanto, Yohanes Eko
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Hanaki, Nobuyuki (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS and IUF, France; nobuyuki.HANAKI@univ-amu.fr)
Akiyama, Eizo (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Ishikawa, Ryuichiro (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Strategic uncertainty in an experimental asset market
Ong, Qiyan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; qiyanong@gmail.com)
Theseira, Walter E (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
When do women compete with men? Gender differences in competitive behaviour in an investment decision experiment
Riyanto, Yohanes Eko (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; yeriyanto@ntu.edu.sg)
Halim, Edward (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Asset markets with insider traders and insider trading regulations: an experiment
Bao, Te (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; t.bao@uva.nl)
Anufriev, Mikhail (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Sutan, Angela (Burgundy School of Business, France)
Tuinstra, Jan (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
A simple experiment on fee structure and mutual fund choice


Mathematical finance I

Organizer: Koo, Hyeng Keun and Won, Dongchul
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Koo, Jung Lim (Xiamen University, China; koolimy@gmail.com) Optimal retirement and portfolio selection when leisure is a luxury
Yoo, Jane (Ajou University, Korea; janeyoo@ajou.ac.kr) Delinquency over the life cycle
Won, Dongchul (Ajou University, Korea; dcwon@ajou.ac.kr)
Hahn, Guangsug (POSTECH, Korea)
Robust survival and equilibrium in incomplete markets
Koo, Byung Lim (Xiamen University, China; koolimy@hotmail.com) Optimal locking-in strategies


Hypothesis testing

Chair: Rao, Yao
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Rao, Yao (University of Liverpool, UK; Y.Rao@liv.ac.uk) An analysis of the performance of structural change tests in OLS regressions
Wang, Xuexin (Xiamen University, China; xuexinwang@outlook.com) An improved consistent conditional moment test for regression models In the presence of heteroskedasticity of unknown form
Sriananthakumar, Sivagowry (RMIT University, Australia; sivagowry.sriananthakumar@rmit.edu.au) A new MMC based approximate point optimal test of a composite null hypothesis
Song, Xiaojun (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; songxiaojun2001@gmail.com) Significance testing in nonparametric autoregression


Auctions: theory and experiment

Organizer: Wang, Ruqu; Chair: Ratan, Anmol
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Liu, Bin (National University of Singapore, Singapore; binliu29@nus.edu.sg)
Lu, Jingfeng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Wang, Ruqu (Queen's University, Canada)
Zhang, Jun (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Optimal contest design with incomplete information
Wei, Lijia (Wuhan University, China; ljwei.whu@gmail.com)
Shachat, Jason (Xiamen University, China)
Discrete heterogeneity and learning in private value auctions: withering rationality and gender differences
Azacis, Helmuts (Cardiff University, UK; AzacisH@cardiff.ac.uk) Information disclosure by a seller in a sequential first price auction
Ratan, Anmol (Monash University, Australia; anmol.ratan@monash.edu) Reference-dependent preferences in auctions: theory and experiment


Dynamic programming

Organizer: Kamihigashi, Takashi and Stachurski, John
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Yao, Masayuki (Keio University, Japan; myao@gs.econ.keio.ac.jp) Convergence of value iteration with upper semicontinuous returns
Kamihigashi, Takashi (Kobe University, Japan; tkamihig@rieb.kobe-u.ac.jp) Elementary results on solutions to the bellman equation of dynamic programming: existence, uniqueness, and convergence
Carpio, Ronaldo (University of Business and International Economics, China; rncarpio@yahoo.com) Discounted dynamic programming in the space of fenchel transforms
Stachurski, John (Australian National University, Australia; john.stachurski@anu.edu.au)
Kikuchi, Tomoo (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Kazuo, Nishimura (Kobe University, Japan)
Coase meets Tarski: new insights from Coase's theory of the firm


Trade

Chair: Lai, Tat-kei
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Lai, Tat-kei (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; tl.eco@cbs.dk)
Choy, Siu-Kai (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Ng, Travis (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Do treasure islands create firm value?
Zhang, Guoxiong (UC Irvine, USA and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; guoxionz@gmail.com) Trade liberalization and capital flows: a perspective of comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms
Luo, Zijun (Colgate University, USA; zluo@colgate.edu) Transportation costs and trade imbalance: theory and evidence


Nonatomic games

Organizer: Rath, Kali and Yu, Haomiao
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Sagara, Nobusumi (Hosei University, Japan; nsagara@hosei.ac.jp)
Khan, M. Ali (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
The purification and bang-bang principles in infinite dimensions: additional characterizations of the saturation property
Noguchi, Mitsunori (Meijo University, Japan; noguchi@meijo-u.ac.jp) Cooperative equilibria of finite games with incomplete information
Qiao, Lei (National University of Singapore, Singapore; a0086330@nus.edu.sg)
Yu, Haomiao (Ryerson University, Canada)
On large strategic games with traits
Rath, Kali P. (University of Notre Dame, USA; Kali.P.Rath.1@nd.edu)
Khan, M. Ali (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Yu, Haomiao (Ryerson University, Canada)
Zhang, Yongchao (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)
Strategic representation of large distributional games


R&D implementation, disclosure and monitoring

Organizer: Bag, Parimal
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Xu, Haibo (Washington University in St. Louis, USA; haiboxu@wustl.edu) A model of dynamic information disclosure
Wang, Peng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; wangpeng@nus.edu.sg)
Bag, Parimal (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Input or output monitoring in teams?
Shan, Yaping (University of Adelaide, Australia; yaping.shan@adelaide.edu.au) Incentives for research agents: optimal contracts and implementation
Chan, Jimmy (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; jimmy.hing.chan@gmail.com) Spying-free equilibrium in repeated games with private monitoring and communication


Repeated games

Organizer: Takahashi, Satoru
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Fujiwara-Greve, Takako (Kieo University, Japan; takakofg@econ.keio.ac.jp)
Okuno-Fujiwara, Masahiro (Musashino University, Japan)
Diverse behaviors in a symmetric world with voluntary partnerships
Yang, Chun-Lei (Academia Sinica, Taiwan; cly@gate.sinica.edu.tw) On optimal social convention in voluntary continuation prisoner's dilemma games
Obayashi, Shinya (Tohoku University, Japan; obayashishinya@gmail.com) Reciprocal exchange systems by overlapping generations of players: based on empirical and game theoretic approaches
Awaya, Yu (Pennsylvania State University, USA; yxa120@psu.edu) Communication in a dynamic prisoner's dilemma with incomplete information


Topics in economic theory I

Chair: Stinchcombe, Maxwell
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Stinchcombe, Maxwell (University of Texas at Austin, USA; max.stinchcombe@gmail.com) Finite approximations for infinite extensive form games: examples
Saran, Rene (Yale-NUS College, Singapore; saran.rene@gmail.com) Robust implementation under complete information
Salcedo, Bruno (Pennsylvania State University, USA; bruno@psu.edu) Implementation without commitment in moral hazard environments
Bidner, Chris (University of New South Wales, Australia; c.bidner@unsw.edu.au)
Anderson, Siwan (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Property rights over marital transfers


Empirical economics II

Chair: Yim, Andrew
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 2:00pm--4:00pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Yim, Andrew (City University London, UK; andrew.yim@aya.yale.edu) Mixture and continuous 'Discontinuity' hypotheses: an earnings management model with auditor-required adjustment
Maki, Atsushi (Keio University, Japan; maki@fbc.keio.ac.jp) Estimating price elasticity of demand using micro-data set of cross sectional household budgetary survey
Niizeki, Takeshi (Economic and Social Research Institute, Japan; niizeki21@hotmail.com) Capacity utilization and the effect of energy price shock in Japan
Goel, Rajeev K. (Illinois State University, USA; rkgoel@ilstu.edu) Whistleblower laws and exposed corruption: evidence from American States


Environment

Chair: Sung, Yusen
Venue: Veranda 1 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Kitano, Taiju (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; taiju.k@gmail.com) Disguised protectionism? Environmental policy in the Japanese car market
Aoki, Reiko (Hitotsubashi University, Japan; aokirei@ier.hit-u.ac.jp) Nuclear accident, liability rules and regulated monopoly
Sung, Yusen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan; ysung@ntu.edu.tw)
Costly pollution control technology diffusion under proportional liability rule


Topics in public economics

Chair: Sng, Tuan Hwee
Venue: Veranda 2 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Naraparaju, Karthikeya (IGIDR-India, India; karthikeya@igidr.ac.in)
Motiram, Sripad (IGIDR-India, India)
Unemployment spells and the welfare cost of unemployment: theory and evidence from India
Yuan, Haishan (University of Maryland, College Park, USA; yuan@econ.umd.edu) National representation and local public expenditure: a natural experiment from Japan
Jain, Ritika (IGIDR-India, India; ritikajain@igidr.ac.in) Determinants of disinvestment in India: an analysis of central public sector enterprises


Auction theory

Organizer: Wang Ruqu; Chair: Kotowski, Maciej H.
Venue: Veranda 3 (Second Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Kotowski, Maciej H. (Harvard University, USA; maciej_kotowski@hks.harvard.edu) First-price auctions with budget constraints
Morimoto, Shuhei (Kobe University, Japan; morimoto.keiichi@gmail.com)
Serizawa, Shigehiro (Osaka University, Japan)
Strategy-proofness and efficiency with nonquasi-linear preferences: a characterization of minimum price Walrasian rule
Topinsky, Valery (National Research University, Russia; topinsky@gmail.com)
Izmalkov, Sergei (New Economic School, Russia)
Optimal reserve prices in anonymous asymmetric auctions
Hu, Audrey (University of Bonn, Germany; audreyhu@uni-bonn.de)
Matthews, Steven A. (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Zou, Liang (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
English auctions with ensuing risks and heterogeneous bidders


Forecasting

Chair: Abeysinghe, Tilak
Venue: Paradiso (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Tsyplakov, Alexander (Novosibirsk State University, Russia; tsy@academ.org) Evaluation of probabilistic forecasts: proper scoring rules and moments
Xu, Jiawen (Boston University, USA; jwxu@bu.edu)
Perron, Pierre (Boston University, USA)
A new approach to forecasting in the presence of in and out of sample breaks
Liu, Chu-An (National University of Singapore, Singapore; ecslca@nus.edu.sg)
Kuo, Biing-Shen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Model averaging in predictive regressions
Leoni, Patrick (EUROMED Management; patrick.leoni@euromed-management.com) Non-parametric spectral tests for forecast accuracy


Behavioral, experimental and biological economics II

Organizer: Chew, Soo Hong and Zhong, Songfa
Venue: Swallow (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Chew, Soo Hong (National University of Singapore, Singapore; chew.soohong@gmail.com) Is there a favorite-longshot bias? Evidence from a large-stake experiment
Kouwenberg, Roy (Mahidol University, Thailand; cmroy@mahidol.ac.th)
Dimmock, Stephen G. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Mitchell, Olivia S. (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Peijnenburg, Kim (Bocconi University, Italy)
Ambiguity attitudes and economic behavior
Liang, Guo (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; mkguo@ust.hk) Contextual deliberation and preference construction
Li, King King (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; likingking@gmail.com) The dominated candidate effect in elections


Firms and technology

Chair: Sun, Juliana Yu
Venue: Lyrebird (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Kwon, Chul-Woo (Kyungpook National University, Korea; cwkwon@knu.ac.kr) Technology transfer without the spillover effect from a multinational in strategic competition
Bach, Thang Ngoc (University of Queensland, Australia; t.bach@uq.edu.au) Dynamics of entry and exit and its contributions to aggregate productivity growth in Vietnamese manufacturing
Sun, Juliana Yu (Singapore Management University, Singapore; yusun@smu.edu.sg)
Samaniego, Roberto (George Washington University, USA)
Stages of diversification and industry productivity differences
Pokrovsky, Dmitry (NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia; dm.pokrovsky@gmail.com) Market size, productivity, entrepreneurship and income inequality in a model a'la melitz


Mathematical finance II

Organizer: Koo, Hyeng Keun and Won, Dongchul
Venue: Falcon (Third Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Wong, Wing-Keung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; awong@hkbu.edu.hk)
Bai, Zhidong (Northeast Normal University, China and National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Li, Hua (Chang Chun University, China, and National University of Singapore, Singapore)
The best estimation for high-dimensional Markowitz mean-variance optimization
Shin, Yong Hyun (Sookmyung Women's University, Korea; yhshin@sookmyung.ac.kr)
Shim, Gyoocheol (Ajou University, Korea)
An optimal consumption, leisure, investment and job switching problem
Jo, Joong-lee (Ajou University, Korea; jogoonlovesu@gmail.com)
Koo, Hyeng Keun (Ajou University, Korea)
Tang, Shanjian (Fudan University, China)
Optimal consumption and investment when wealth enters utility directly
Lim, Byung Hwa (University of Suwon, Korea; byunghwalim@gmail.com)
Choi, Kyoung Jin (University of Calgary, Canada)
Koo, Hyeng Keun (Ajou University, Korea)
A continuous-time consumption and investment problem under endogenous liquidity constraints


Identification and instrumental variable

Chair: Gao, Zhengyuan
Venue: Kingfisher (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Liang, Xin (Mcgill University, Canada; xin.liang2@mail.mcgill.ca)
Dufour, Jean-Marie (Mcgill University, Canada)
Necessary and sufficient conditions for partial point identification
Botosaru, Irene NA (Toulouse School of Economics, France; irene.botosaru@tse-fr.eu)
Gutierrez, Federico H (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Difference-in-differences when treatment status is observed in only one period
Gao, Zhengyuan (University of Iowa, USA; zgaoecon@gmail.com) A mixing instrumental method
Marmer, Vadim (University of British Columbia, Canada; vmarmer@mail.ubc.ca)
Feir, Donna (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Lemieux, Thomas (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Weak identification in fuzzy regression discontinuity designs


Housing markets

Chair: Ouyang, Min
Venue: Pelican (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ouyang, Min (Tsinghua University, China; minouyang2011@gmail.com)
Li, Qi (Texas A&M University, USA)
Bai, Chong-En (Tsinghua University, China)
Property taxes and home prices: a tale of two cities
Peng, Tao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China; pengtao69@gmail.com)
Minetti, Raoul (Michigan State University, USA)
Housing demand shocks, keeping up with the zhangs and housing price dynamics in China
Lu, Zudi (University of Adelaide, Austrailia; zudi.lu@adelaide.edu.au)
Alsulami, Dawlah (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Zhu, Jun (University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA)
Spatio-temporal autoregressive partially linear models with application to the USA housing price index analysis
Chao, Ching-Hsiang (National Central University, Taiwan; dreamboat1221@hotmail.com)
Yeh, Jin-Huei (National Central University, Taiwan)
Chang, Chuang-Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)
The role of anchoring bias in the real estate market: evidence from Taiwan


Economic growth II

Chair: Thangavelu, Shandre M.
Venue: Toucan (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Chatterjee, Arpita (University of New South Wales, Australia; chatterjee.arp@gmail.com) Globalization and monetary policy: an empirical analysis
Dang, Hai-Anh (World Bank; hdang@worldbank.org)
Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections


International trade

Chair: Cheong, Juyoung
Venue: Oriole (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Chen, Xiaoping (Nanyang Technological University, Sinagpore; xiaoping.chen@bc.edu) Effective endowment, trade and wages
Tran, Duong Lam Anh (Hitotubashi University, Japan; anhduongtl@gmail.com) An analysis of changes in wealth distribution upon the entrance of foreign direct investment firms
Cheong, Juyoung (University of Queensland, Australia; j.cheong@uq.edu.au)
Kwak, Do won (University of Queensland, Australia)
Tang, Kam Ki (University of Queensland, Australia)
WTO trade effects and structural properties of the memberships
Yun, Kwan Koo (State University of New York at Albany, USA; yun@albany.edu) Production fragmentation, outsourcing and factor price equalization


Topics in economic theory II

Organizer: Chen, Yi-Chun and Ely, Jeffrey
Venue: Canary 1 (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Pai, Mallesh (University of Pennsylvania, USA; mallesh@econ.upenn.edu)
Deb, Rahul (University of Toronto, Canada)
Symmetric auctions
Mueller-Frank, Manuel (IESE Business School; manuel.mueller-frank@economics.ox.ac.uk)
Arieli, Itai (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Non-sequential cascading
Hashimoto, Tadashi (Stanford University, USA; hashimoto.tadashi@gmail.com) The generalized random priority mechanism with budgets
Arieli, Itai (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; iarieli@tx.technion.ac.il)
Mueller-Frank, Manuel (University of Oxford, UK)
Inferring beliefs from actions


Matching and market design

Chair: Strulovici, Bruno
Venue: Canary 2 (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Zeng, Chloe Qianzi (University of Oxford, UK; qianzi.zeng@economics.ox.ac.uk) Matching with contracts: an efficient marriage market?
Wu, Qinggong (University of Michigan, USA; wqg@umich.edu) Marriage games
Kasuya, Yusuke (Northwestern University, USA; yusuke.asia@gmail.com) Anti-bullying school choice mechanism design
Adachi, Tsuyoshi (Waseda University, Japan; adachi39@gmail.com)
Robust and secure implementation: equivalence theorems


Contract theory and leadership games

Organizer: Bag, Parimal
Venue: Bluebird (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Zhang, Yi (Singapore Management University, Singapore; yizhang@smu.edu.sg)
Wang, Huan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)
Zhang, Juyan (South Western University of Finance and economics, China)
Can ex post destruction solve the hold-up problem?
Pepito, Nona (Essec Business School, Singapore and France; pepito@essec.edu)
Bag, Parimal (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Leadership by obfuscation
Hori, Kazumi (Ritsumeikan University, Japan; kazhori@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp) Contracting for multiple goods under asymmetric information
Qian, Neng (National University of Singapore, Singapore; qianneng@nus.edu.sg)
Bag, Parimal (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Subjective performance evaluation in teams and discrimination


Matching and search

Chair: Ahn, Taehyun
Venue: Nightingale (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ahn, Taehyun (Sogang University, Korea; tahn.83@gmail.com) Locus of control and job turnover
Sim, Seung-Gyu (Andrew) (University of Tokyo, Japan; sgsim@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
On-the-job training: from acemoglu to becker?


Empirical economics III

Chair: Song, Changcheng
Venue: Sharma (Fourth Floor); Time: 4:30pm--6:30pm; Date: 4 August

Presenter Title
Ko, Jun-Hyung (Aoyama gakuin University, Japan; jun_hyung_ko@hotmail.com) Fiscal sustainability and regime shifts in Japan
Tuteja, Divya (University of Delhi, India; divya@econdse.org) A Markov switching analysis of Indian, Japanese, E.U. and U.S. stock markets and exchange rates
Mori, Tomoharu (Osaka University, Japan; tomoharu.mori@gmail.com)
Jitsophon, Sarunyu (Osaka University, Japan)
The hidden costs of control in the field
Li, Yingzhu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; liyi0019@e.ntu.edu.sg)
Alba, Joseph Dennis (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Chia, Wai Mun (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
What moves the U.S. real exchange rate in the long run?