Department of Economics

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The Department of Economics Seminars Series is usually held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 - 5.30 pm.

All seminars are held at the Lim Tay Boh Seminar Room (AS2 03-12) or Silcock Journal Room (AS2 06-23), unless otherwise mentioned. Upcoming seminars are subject to change.

If you are interested to present a seminar, please email Assoc Prof LU Jingfeng.

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Semester 1, 2016/2017


Date
Topic
Speaker
Aug 2
Tue
Growth and Global Imbalances: The Role of Learning-by-Exporting Byoung Hoon Seok
Ohio State University
Aug 5
FRI
Estimating Dynamic R&D Choice: An Analysis of Costs and Long-Run Benefits Mark Roberts
Pennsylvania State University
Aug 5
FRI
Information Acquisition under Persuasive Precedent versus Binding Precedent
Venue: AS2 05-10
Hulya Eraslan
Rice University
Aug 11
Thu
Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D Gautam Gowrisankaran
University of Arizona
Aug 11
Thu
A Fixed-bandwidth View of the Pre-asymptotic Inference for Kernel Smoothing with Time Series Data
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Min Seong Kim
Ryerson University
Aug 16
Tue
Equilibrium in Discontinuous Games without Transitivity
Richard McLean
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Aug 16
Tue
Why Form Business Partnerships?
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Jungho Lee
Singapore Management University
Aug 17
WED
The effect of occupational licensing on consumer welfare: Early midwifery laws and maternal mortality
Venue: AS2 05-10
Daniel Rees
University of Colorado Denver
Aug 18
Thu
How Destructive is Innovation? Chang-tai Hsieh
University of Chicago
Aug 19
FRI
Segmentation versus Agglomeration: Competition between Platforms with Competitive Sellers
Venue: AS2 05-09
Martin Peitz
University of Mannheim
Aug 22
MON

Earnings Inequality, Occupational Choice and Matching

(Goh Keng Swee Visiting Professor)

Aloysius Siow
University of Toronto
Aug 23
Tue

Optimal Sequential Decision with Limited Attention

Yeon-Koo Che
Columbia University
Aug 23
Tue
Identifying ambiguity shocks in business cycle models using survey data
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Paul Ho
Princeton University
Aug 25
Thu
The Power of Social Pensions? Wei Huang
NBER
Aug 30
Tue
A Rawlsian approach to the queueing problem Manipushpak Mitra
Indian Statistical Institute
Aug 30
Tue
Trade Intermediation, Financial Frictions, and the Gains from Trade
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Jackie Chan
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Aug 31, WED
10–11:30 am
Keeping college options open: A field experiment to help all high school seniors through the college application process
Venue: AS2 04-13
Philip Oreopoulos
University of Toronto
Sep 6
Tue
Discriminatory Persuasion: How to Convince a Group
Yun Wang
Xiamen University
Sep 6
Tue
Industry dynamics with variable markups
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Chris Edmond
University of Melbourne
Sep 8
Thu
To build outward or upward? The spatial pattern of urban land development in China Zhang Qinghua
Peking University
Sep 13
Tue
Common belief in rationality and incomplete information
Andrés Perea
Maastricht University
Sep 13
Tue
Optimal Tariff Discrimination: Theory and Evidence in the Generalized System of Preferences
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Alan Spearot
University of California, Santa Cruz
Sep 15
Thu
Dynamic Oligopoly with Financing Friction: The U.S. Airline Industry after the Deregulation Kohei Kawaguchi
Hitotsubashi University
Sep 20
Tue

A Three-Party Game of Institutional Resilience versus Transition: A Model and Comparative History of China-Japan Revisited

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Jiahua Che
Fudan University
Sep 20
Tue
Labor-Market Uncertainty and Portfolio Choice Puzzles
Jay Hwa Hong
Seoul National University
Sep 27
Tue
All together Now: Integration, Decentralization and Management Patrick Legros
Université libre de Bruxelles and Northeastern University
Sep 27
Tue
On the Number and Size of Banks: Efficiency and Equilibrium
Venue: Silcock Journal Room
Angela Huang
National University of Singapore
Sep 29
Thu
Learning to Coordinate: A Study in Retail Gasoline David Byrne
University of Melbourne
Sep 30
FRI

Competition in Information Disclosure

Venue: AS2 05-09

Keiichi Kawai
University of New South Wales
Sep 30
FRI

Public Debt and Private Firm Funding: Evidence from Chinese Cities

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Yi Huang
Graduate Institute of Geneva
Oct 04
Tue
Rules and Commitment in Communication Alessandro Lizzeri
New York University
Oct 04
Tue

Consumption Taxes and Divisibility of Labor under Incomplete Markets

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Shuhei Takahashi
Kyoto University
Oct 06
Thu

Aspirations and the Perpetuation of Social Inequalities: Evidence from French teenagers

Nina Guyon
National University of Singapore
Oct 06
Thu

The Factor-Lasso and K-Step Bootstrap Approach for Inference in High-Dimensional Economic Applications

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Christian Hansen
University of Chicago
Oct 11
Tue
Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and Self-Reported Progress: Contracting for Multistage Projects Curtis Taylor
Duke University
Oct 13
Thu
Who Bequeaths, Who Rules: How the Right to Bequeath Affects Intrahousehold Bargaining Shi Xinzheng
Tsinghua University
Oct 18
Tue
The Effects of Competition in Multi-sided Markets Zhou Junjie
National University of Singapore
Oct 18
Tue

Capital Account Openess and Unemployment

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Du Qingyuan
Monash University
Oct 20
Thu

Entrepreneurship and the School of Hard Knocks: Evidence from China's Great Famine

Yi Junjian
National University of Singapore
Oct 25
Tue
Random Attention Model Yusufcan Masatlioglu
University of Michigan
Oct 25
Tue

A theory of non-performing loans and debt restructuring

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Tomoyuki Nakajima
Kyoto University
Oct 26
WED
Learning with Data (Quasi-)differencing Pei Kuang
University of Birmingham
Oct 27
Thu

Information Frictions, Inertia, and Selection on Elasticity: A Field Experiment on Electricity Tariff Choice

Koichiro Ito
University of Chicago
Nov 01
Tue
Optimal Transport Networks Edouard Schaal
New York University
Nov 03
Thu
Endogenous Neo-Confucianism: The Path of Development in Historical China  Bai Ying
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Nov 04
FRI

Childhood Circumstances and Young Adulthood Outcomes: The Effects of Mothers’ Financial Problems

Venue: AS2 05-09

Conchita D'Ambrosio
Université du Luxembourg
Nov 08
Tue
Sequential Auctions with Generalized Interdependent Values Audrey Hu
University of Amsterdam
Nov 08
Tue

Low Real Interest Rates and the Zero Lower Bound

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Steve Williamson
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Nov 15
Tue

Incentive-Compatibility in Financial Contracting with Limited Liability

Xiaojian Zhao
Hong University of Science and Technology

Nov 15
Tue

2-3.30pm

A Composite likelihood approach for dynamic structural models

Fabio Canova
European University Institute and BI Norwegian Business School
Nov 15
Tue

Taxing Capital Income to Consolidate – An Incomplete Markets Perspective

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Christian Bayer
University of Bonn

Nov 17
Thu

2-3.30pm

Fine-grained Social Science through Big Data - an overview and a case study on self-presentation. Tuan Q. Phan
National University of Singapore
Nov 17
Thu
Testing Generalized Regression Monotonicity Yu-Chin Hsu
Academia Sinica
Nov 22
Tue
Default, debt maturity, and investment dynamics Nicolas Crouzet
Northwestern University
Nov 22
Tue

How do hospitals respond differently to competition?

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Mona Luan
University of Hong Kong
Nov 24
Thu
Harnessing Observability to Promote Large-scale Cooperation Erez Yoeli
Harvard University
Nov 25
FRI
Bank Panics without Sequential Service David Andolfatto
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Dec 01
Thu 10-11.30am

Estimation and Inference of Dynamic Structural Factor Models with Over-identifying Restrictions

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Xu Han
City University of Hong Kong
Dec 01
Thu
Long-Term Orientation and Educational Performance David Figlio
Northwestern University
Dec 01
Thu

Testing rational expectations using data combination

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Xavier D'Haultfoeuille
CREST-ENSAE
Dec 06
Tue
Organizational Design and Career Concerns Daisuke Hirata
Hitotsubashi University
Dec 06
Tue

Efficiency in Search and Matching Models: A Generalized Hosios Condition

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Sephorah Mangin
Monash University
Dec 08
Thu

Large Time-Varying Parameter VARs: A Non-Parametric Approach

Massimiliano Marcellino
Bocconi University
Dec 13
Tue
Money and Capital in a Persistent Liquidity Trap Philippe Bacchetta
University of Lausanne
Dec 16
FRI
Barriers to Reallocation and Economic Growth: the Effects of Firing Costs Toshihiko Mukoyama
University of Virginia
Feb 21
Tue
  George Mailath (Lim Tay Boh Distinguished Visitor, NUS)
University of Pennsylvania
Feb 28
Tue
  Yun Jung Kim
Sogang University
Feb 28
Tue
  Vasiliki Skreta
University College London
Mar 02
Thu
  Jan K. Brueckner
University of California, Irvine
Mar 02
Thu

 

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Alexander Aue
University of California, Davis
Mar0 7
Tue
  Tim Landvoigt
University of Texas at Austin
Mar 07
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

David Dillenberger
University of Pennsylvania
Mar 09
Thu
  Lu Lin
Tsinghua University
Mar 09
Thu

 

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

James Morley
University of New South Wales
Mar 13
MON
  Yang K. Lu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mar 14
Tue
  Saki Bigio
University of California, Los Angeles
Mar 14
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Rabah Amir
University of Iowa
Mar 16
Thu
  Michaela Pagel
Columbia University
Mar 20
MON
  Timothy J. Moore
University of Melbourne
Mar 21
Tue
  Aubhik Khan
Ohio State University
Mar 21
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Antonio Rosato
University of Technology Sydney
Mar 23
Thu
  Guillermo Marshall
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mar 28
Tue
  Yongseok Shin
Washington University in St. Louis
Mar 28
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Andrew Rhodes
Toulouse School of Economics
Mar 30
Thu
  Masao Ogaki
Keio University
Mar 30
Thu

 

Venue: Silcock Journal Room

Yongsung Chang
University of Rochester
Apr 03
MON
  Gene M. Grossman
Princeton University
Apr 04
Tue
  Xiadong Zhu
University of Toronto
Apr 04
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Ying-Ju Chen
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Apr 11
Tue
  Ferdinando Monte
Georgetown University
Apr 11
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Brian Baisa
Amherst College
Apr 13
Thu
  Gregory Fischer
London School of Economics
Apr 18
Tue
  Henry Siu
University of British Columbia
Apr 18
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Sandro Brusco
Stony Brook University
Apr 20
Thu
  David Neumark
University of California, Irvine
Apr 25
Tue
  Richard Baldwin (MAS Term Professor)
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Apr 25
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Jun Zhang
University of Technology Sydney
Apr 27
Thu
  Alexander Karaivanov
Simon Fraser University
May 02
Tue
  Jianhuan Xu
Singapore Management University
May 04
Thu
  Holger Sieg
University of Pennsylvania
May 09
Tue
  Lorenzo Caliendo
Yale University
May 09
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Gabriel Carroll
Stanford University
May 09
Tue
  Eva Vivalt
Australian National University
May 11
Thu
  Chih Ming Tan
University of North Dakota
May 16
Tue
  Zheng (Michael) Song
Chinese University of Hong Kong
May 16
Tue

 

Venue: AS2 05-10

Kentaro Tomoeda
University of Technology Sydney
May 17
WED
  Alejandro Manelli
Arizona State University
May 22
MON
  James Markusen
University of Colorado at Boulder
May 23
Tue
  Michael Kiley
Federal Reserve Board
May 30
Tue
  Yu Zhu
Bank of Canada
Jul 27
Thu
  Andrei Levchenko
University of Michigan