Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Seminar Series

2013 Asia Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics
Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society 2013
Past Events
The Department of Economics Seminars Series is usually held from Monday to Thursday, 4 - 5.30 pm.

All seminars are held at the Lim Tay Boh Seminar Room (AS2 03-12) unless otherwise mentioned. Upcoming seminars are subject to change.

If you are interested to present a seminar, please email Assoc Prof ZHONG Songfa.

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Semester 2, 2017/2018

Jan 25, Thu A Structural Model of Correlated Learning and Late-Mover Advantages: The Case of Statins Andrew Ching
University of Toronto
Feb 1, Thu Pledge-and-Review Bargaining Bard Harstad
University of Oslo
Feb 2, Fri,
AS2 05-10
Price Customization and Targeting in Many-to-Many Matching Markets Alessandro Pavan
Northwestern University
Feb 20, Tue

Detecting deviations from stationarity of functional time series

(Joint Economics & Statistics)

Alexander Aue
University of California, Davis
Feb 23, Fri
AS2 05-10
Air Pollution, Health Spending and Willingness to Pay for Clean Air in China Shanjun Li
Cornell University
Feb 27, Tue Group formation and diversity Ming Li
Concordia University
Mar 1, Thu Temperature and Decisions: Evidence from 207 000 Court Cases Anthony Heyes
University of Ottawa
Mar 5, Mon The geography of consumption Ferdinando Monte
Georgetown University
Mar 6, Tue Expectations, Networks, and Conventions Benjamin Golub
Harvard University
Mar 7, Wed

1.Trend Inflation and Evolving Inflation Dynamics: A Bayesian GMM Analysis of the Generalized New Keynesian Phillips Curve

2.Quasi-Bayesian Model Selection

Mototsugu Shintani
University of Tokyo
Mar 8, Thu Parental Time and Material Investments in Rural Thailand Weerachart Kilenthong
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Mar 12, Mon Pricing When Customers Care about Fairness but Misinfer Markups Pascal Michaillat
Brown University
Mar 13, Tue Additive Belief-Based Utility' Collin Raymond
Purdue University
Mar 14, Wed
Regressive Sin Taxes, with an Application to the Optimal Soda Tax Hunt Allcott
New York University
Mar 15, Thu Borrowing to Save? The Impact of Automatic Enrollment on Debt Brigitte Madrian
Harvard University
Mar 16, Fri
2-3:30 pm
Coming apart? Lives of the rich and the poor over time Marianne Bertrand
University of Chicago
Mar 16, Fri
AS2 05-10
Linear–quadratic–Gaussian (LQG) information design Takashi Ui
Hitotsubashi University
Mar 19, Mon Urbanization, Structural Transformation and
Rural-Urban Disparities in China and India
Amartya Lahiri
University of British Columbia
Mar 20, Tue Kidney exchange with immunosuppressants Youngsub Chun
Seoul National University
Mar 22, Thu

Mechanism Design Meets Development: Selective Trials for Technology Diffusion

Erik Snowberg
University of British Columbia
Mar 23, Fri
2-3:30 pm AS2 05-10

The CES distribution circle and its decoupling

Economic distributions and primitive distributions in Monopolistic Competition

Simon Anderson
University of Virginia
Mar 23, Fri
AS2 05-10
Optimal Debt-Maturity Management Saki Bigio
University of California, Los Angeles
Mar 26, Mon Revisiting the Costs of Self-Oriented National Monetary Rules Martin Bodenstein
Federal Reserve Board
Mar 27, Tue

Hard-to-Interpret Signals

Lim Tay Boh Memorial Lecture

Larry Epstein
Professor, Boston University
Lim Tay Boh Distinguished Visitor, NUS
Mar 28, Wed Simple and Trustworthy Cluster-Robust GMM Inference Jungbin Hwang
University of Connecticut
Apr 2, Mon

Valuing Information by Distinction

Ziv Hellman
Bar Ilan University
Apr 3, Tue Representativeness and Similarity Chen Zhao
University of Hong Kong
Apr 5, Thu

How Does Violence Affect Exporters? Evidence from Political Strikes in Bangladesh

Reshad Ahsan
University of Melbourne
Apr 9, Mon Irrigation and Agricultural Productivity Jan Grobovšek
University of Edinburgh
Apr 10, Tue Ambiguous Persuasion Jian Li
McGill University
Apr 12, Thu Turning a Blind Eye? On the Political Economy of Environmental Regulation in China Junjie Zhang
Duke Kunshan University
Apr 13, Fri
AS2 05-10
Optimal Languages Francesc Dilme
University of Bonn
Apr 16, Mon Is Processing Good? Peter Morrow
University of Toronto
Apr 17, Tue Selling to Consumers with Intransitive Indifference Kim-Sau Chung
Hong Kong Baptist University
Apr 18, Wed 2:30-4pm

Labor Market Dynamics of Developing Economies: The Role of Subsistence Consumption

Sangyup (Sam) Choi
Yonsei University
Apr 18, Wed The Long-Run Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Children Eric Chyn
University of Virginia
Apr 19, Thu How success breeds success Lionel Page
Queensland University of Technology
Apr 20, Fri
AS2 05-10
Behavioral Characterizations of Naivete for Time-Inconsistent Preferences David Ahn
University of California, Berkeley
Apr 23, Mon

Monetary and Financial Policies in Emerging Markets

Kosuke Aoki
University of Tokyo
Apr 24, Tue Revenue sharing on hierarchies Biung-Ghi Ju
Seoul National University
Apr 26, Thu Production Networks, Trade, and Misallocation Heiwai Tang
Johns Hopkins University
Apr 27, Fri
AS2 05-10
Behavioral Bargaining Yoram Halevy
University of Toronto
Apr 30, Mon Sentimental Business Cycles Morten Ravn
University College London
Apr 30, Mon @ ?
How Many Levels do Player's Reason? An Observational Challenge and Solution
Amanda Friedenberg
Arizona State University
May 4, Fri @ AS2 05-10 Behavioral welfare economics with time inconsistent preferences Geir Asheim
University of Oslo
May 7, Mon   Joseph Kaboski
University of Notre Dame
May 8, Tue Competition, Innovation, and the Number of Firms Pedro Bento
Texas A&M University
May 9, Wed Improved Inference for the Rank of a Matrix Zheng Fang
Texas A&M University
May 14, Mon Optimal Index versus Simple Index for Monetary Policy Jae Won Lee
University of Virginia
May 15, Tue Model Uncertainty, Ambiguity Aversion, and Market Participation  Chong Huang
University of California, Irvine
May 16, Wed

Identification and Persistence-Robust Exact Inference in DSGE Models

Zhenjiang Lin
University of Nottingham Ningbo
May 17, Thu

Environmental Regulation and Firm Productivity: Estimates from a Regression Discontinuity Design

Guojun He
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
May 21, Mon Optimal Taxation with Private Insurance Yongsung Chang
University of Rochester
May 24, Thu Of Cities and Slums Alexander Monge-Naranjo
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
May 28, Mon   Ronald Wolthoff
University of Toronto
Jun 07, Thu   Mark Colas
University of Oregon
Jun 12, Tue   Florian Ploeckl
University of Adelaide
Jun 21, Thu   Karen Eggleston
Stanford University
Jul 03, Tue   Jay Lu
University of California, Los Angeles
Jul 05, Thu   Jie Bai
Harvard University
Jul 12, Thu   Hiroaki Kaido
Boston University