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 Prof Lu Jingfeng.

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Semester 2, 2018/2019

Jan 9 Culture and Communication Muhamet Yildiz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Feb 12 The Return to Hours Worked Within and Across Occupations Brian Jacob
University of Michigan
Feb 18 Immigration in Schools: Foreign-Born Students and Performance of Natives? David Figlio
Northwestern University
Feb 27 Network Interventions Sanjeev Goyal
University of Cambridge
Feb 28 Who married, (to) whom, and where? Trends in marriage in the United States, 1850-1940 Daniele Paserman
Boston University
Mar 4 Geometrically stopped Markovian random growth processes and Pareto tails Brendan Beare
University of California, San Diego
Mar 5 Input-Output Structure and Trade Elasticity Mark Razhev
University of Melbourne
Mar 6 Collective Reputation Volker Nocke
University of Mannheim
Mar 8 Solving Dynamic Discrete Choice Models Using Smoothing and Sieve Methods Dennis Kristensen
University College of London
Mar 11 On rate-adaptive, optimal estimation of nonlinear functionals, and rate-adaptive optimal testing in nonparametric instrumental variables models Xiaohong Chen
Yale University
Mar 12 A Forensic Examination of China’s National Accounts Zheng (Michael) Song
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mar 14
Job Market Signaling through Occupational Licensing Peter Blair
Harvard University
Mar 15
State Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy: The Refinancing Channel Martin Eichenbaum
University of Kent
Mar 18 A network approach to welfare Nizar Allouch
University of Kent
Mar 19 Growth, Uncertainty and Business Cycles in an Overlapping Generations Economy Aubhik Khan
Ohio State University
Mar 20
Designing Heaven’s Will: Lessons in Market Design from the Chinese Imperial Civil Servants Match Inacio Bo
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Mar 21 College as a Marriage Market Edwin Leuven
University of Oslo
Mar 26 Tradability and the Labor-Market Impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S. Lin Tian
INSEAD (Singapore)
Mar 27
2:30 - 4pm
Demographics and Monetary Policy Shocks Nelson Mark
University of Notre Dame
Mar 27 A Sandwich Theorem for Generic nxn Two Person Games Ching-jen Sun
Deakin University
Mar 29 Reducing Frictions in College Admissions: Evidence from the Common Application Nathan Schiff
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Mar 29
2:30 - 4pm
Aggregate Asymmetry in Idiosyncratic Jump Risk Viktor Todorov
Northwestern University
Apr 1 Fiscal Deficits and Unemployment Dynamics: The Role of Productivity Gains and Wage Rigidities Ruy Lama
International Monetary Fund
Apr 4 Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina Tatyana Deryugina
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Apr 8 Spurious Factor Analysis Alexey Onatskiy
University of Cambridge
Apr 9 Bubbly Ramsey Bailout Feng Dong
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Apr 10
2:30 - 4pm
Does Hypercongestion Exist? New Evidence Suggests Not Michael Anderson
University of California, Berkeley
Apr 10 Data Driven Mergers Greg Taylor
University of Oxford
Apr 11
2:30 - 4pm
A more powerful subvector Anderson and Rubin test in linear instrumental variables regression Patrik Guggenberger
Pennsylvania State University
Apr 11 College Matching Mechanisms and Matching Quality: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China Yang Song
Colgate University
Apr 15
Informal Risk Sharing with Local Information Pau Milan
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Apr 15 Instrumental Variable Estimator for Endogenous Treatment Using Sub-Propensity Score Residual Myoung-Jae Lee
Korea University
Apr 16
Asset Quality Dynamics Erwan Quintin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Apr 16 Swords into Bank Shares: Finance, Conflict, and Political Reform in Meiji Japan Kris Mitchener
Santa Clara University
Apr 17 Dynamic Contracting for Innovation under Ambiguity Swagata Bhattacharjee
Ashoka University
Apr 18 The Production Function for Housing: Evidence from France Laurent Gobillon
Paris School of Economics
Apr 22 The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach Kalina Manova
University College London
Apr 22
2:30 – 4pm
Increasing Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap in Canada: Prospects for Convergence Nicole Fortin
University of British Columbia
Apr 23
Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects Thomas Lemieux
University of British Columbia
Apr 24 Our distrust is very expensive Rahul Deb
University of Toronto
Apr 25 Unemployment and Violent Extremism: Evidence from Daesh Foreign Recruits Quy-Toan Do
World Bank
Apr 29 Indirect Inference Estimation of Nonlinear Dynamic General Equilibrium Models: With an Application to Asset Pricing under Skewness Risk Francisco Ruge-Murcia
McGill University
May 2
2:30 – 4pm
Innovation, Productivity, and Monetary Policy Patrick Moran
May 2 The economics of planetary boundaries Daniel Spiro
Uppsala University
May 3 How Health Care Providers Respond to Financial Incentives: Evidence from China Julie Shi
May 6 The Wild Bootstrap with a Small Number of Large Clusters Andres Santos
University of California, Los Angeles
May 7 Offshore EME Bond Issuance and the Transmission Channels of Global Liquidity Soyoung Kim
Seoul National University
May 9 The deadweight loss of social recognition Luigi Butera
May 13 Instrument Validity for Local Average Treatment Effects Zhenting Sun
Peking University
May 15 The Lattice Structure of Preference Comparison Gregorio Curello
University of Oxford
May 22 Two Applications of the Dichotomous Choice Model: Debt Relief and Democratization and Skills, Power and Marginal Contribution Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University
May 23 Physician Learning and Treatment Choices: Evidence from Brain Aneurisms Qing Gong
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
May 24 Debt Sustainability and the Terms of Official Support Giancarlo Corsetti
University of Cambridge
May 30 The Geographic Flow of Bank Funding and Access to Credit: Branch Networks and Local-Market Competition Hui Wang
June 4 Social Mobility in the Long Run: A Temporal Analysis of China from 1300 to 1900 Carol Shiue
University of Colorado-Boulder
Jun 6 Inefficient Water Pricing and Incentives for Conservation Ujjayant Chakravorty
Tufts University
Jun 7 Exchange Rate Misalignment, Capital Flows and Optimal Monetary Policy Trade-offs Luca Dedola
Jun 11 International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer: Evidence from China Wolfgang Keller
University of Colorado-Boulder
Jun 13 Efficient coding and risky choice Lawrence Jin
California Institute of Technology