Research Seminars Schedule

 

    

 

 

      

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Given the current Epidemic, all of the seminars in Academic Year 2021/22 would be held Online.   On top of the normal seminar schedule on Wednesday and Friday at 3:00pm, we would also have the US Webinars to start from 9:00am and UK Webinars to start from 4:00pm.  For Zoom meeting information, please contact Julie by email: fnjuwong@ust.hk. 

 

Please also refer to other economics workshop/conference that we organized:

- Applied Economics Workshop

- Hong Kong Theory Seminars

 

 

Fall 2021

 
Date Speaker Presentation
1 Sep (Wed) 
 

Prof. Gedeon Lim

The University of Hong Kong

Why Pay The Chief? Land Rents and Economic Development in Indonesia
15 Sep (Wed) 
 

Prof. Farzana Afridi

Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi) and
National University of Singapore

The Ties That Bind Us: Social Networks and Productivity in the Factory
17 Sep (Fri) 
 

Prof. Ying Bai

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shaking Legitimacy: The Impact of Earthquakes on Conflict in Historical China
24 Sep (Fri) 
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Ivan Canay

Northwestern University

On the Use of Outcome Tests for Detecting Bias in Decision Making
29 Sep (Wed) 

Prof. Jae Won Lee

Seoul National University 

Redistribution and the Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix
6 Oct (Wed)   
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Martin Weidner

Oxford University

Bounds on Average Effects in Discrete Choice Panel Data Models
8 Oct  (Fri)
 

Prof. Fuhai Hong

Lingnan University

A Deduction Mechanism for Public Goods Provision: Theory and Experiment
15 Oct (Fri) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Walker Ray

London School of Economics 

A Preferred-Habitat Model of Term Premia, Exchange Rates and
Monetary Policy Spillovers
20 Oct (Wed)

Prof. Chen Zhao

The University of Hong Kong

Learning from a Black Box
22 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Jinzhao Du

The University of  Hong Kong

How can Publishers Collaborate and Compete with News Aggregators?
27 Oct (Wed)  
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Ali Yurukoglu

Stanford University

Concentration in Product Markets
29 Oct (Fri) 

Prof. Jimmy Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Institution of Merit: A Study of Chinese College Admissions
3 Nov (Wed) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Koen Jochmans

Toulouse School of  Economics

Nonparametric Estimation of Finite-Mixture Models of Dynamic Discrete Choices
5 Nov (Fri) 
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Katja Seim

Yale University

Welfare Consequences of Nominal Excise Taxation
12 Nov (Fri) 

Prof. Wei He

The Chinese University of  Hong Kong

Correlation-Robust Auction Design
17 Nov (Wed) 
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Jeanine Miklos-Thal

University of Rochester

Opportunism in Vertical Contracting: A Dynamic Perspective
26 Nov (Fri) 
5:00-6:30pm

Prof. Debopam Bhattacharya

Cambridge University

Incorporating Social Welfare in Program-Evaluation and Treatment Choice
1 Dec (Wed) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Vincent Sterk

University College London

Startup Types, Structural Policy and Macroeconomic Performance in Europe
3 Dec (Fri) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Ralph Luetticke

University College London

Financial Frictions: Macro vs Micro Volatility
8 Dec (Wed) 
 

Prof. Ayako Kondo

The University of Tokyo

 

 

Spring 2021

 
Date Speaker Presentation
24 Feb (Wed) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. José Azar

University of Navarra

Revisiting the Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership
IEMS & CEP
26 Feb (Fri) 
9:00-10:30am

Distinguished Speakers in Economics

Prof. Michael Kremer

University of Chicago

Converging to Convergence
3 Mar (Wed) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Ruixue Jia

London School of Economics and
University of California, San Diego

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China
5 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Curtis Taylor

Duke University

Setbacks, Rundowns, and Overruns
10 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Jean-Jacques Forneron

Boston University

Estimation and Inference by Stochastic Optimization: A Free-Lunch Bootstrap
12 Mar (Fri) 

Dr. Christian Wolf

University of  Chicago

Interest Rate Cuts vs. Stimulus Payments: A Macro Equivalence Result
17 Mar (Wed)
10:00-11:30am

Prof. Anujit Chakraborty

University of California, Davis

Procrastination in Groups
7 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Nicholas Ryan

Yale University 

Holding Up Green Energy
14 Apr (Wed) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Christoph Rothe

University of Mannheim 

Bias-Aware Inference in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs
16 Apr (Fri)

Prof. Jonathan Robinson

University of  California, Santa Cruz

Digital Credit: Filling a hole, or digging a hole? Evidence from Malawi
21 Apr (Wed)  
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Sangyoon Park

The University of Hong Kong

Technology Training, Buyer-Supplier Linkage,
and Quality Upgrading in an Agricultural Supply Chain
23 Apr (Fri) 

Prof. Wen Zhou

The University of Hong Kong

Platform Competition and Equilibrium Proportional Fee
28 Apr (Wed) 

Prof. Shoshana Vasserman

Stanford University

Bargaining and International Reference Pricing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
30 Apr (Fri) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim

Ad Clutter, Time Use, and Media Diversity
5 May (Wed) 

Prof. James Sallee

University of  California, Berkeley

Pigou Creates Losers: On the Implausibility of Achieving Pareto Improvements from Efficiency-Enhancing Policies
7 May (Fri) 

Prof. Hsin-Tien Tiffany Tsai

National University of Singapore

The Real Impact of FinTech: Evidence from Mobile Payment Technology
12 May (Wed)

Prof. Olivier Coibion

The University of Texas at Austin

The Effect of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Household Spending
13 May (Thu) 
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Pak Hung Au

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Attraction vs Persuasion
17 May (Mon) 
3:00-4:30pm

Prof. Bingjing Li

National University of Singapore

Did U.S. Politicians Expect the China Shock?
21 May (Fri) 
10:30am-12pm

Prof. Yongxiang Wang

The Chinese University of  Hong Kong, Shenzhen

The Chinese Collectibles Bubble
26 May (Wed) 

Prof. Yizhen Gu

Peking University HSBC Bsuiness School

Delineating China’s Metropolitan Areas Using Commuting Flows
28 May (Fri) 

Prof. Chang Sun

The University of  Hong Kong

Uncertainty, Imperfect Information, and Expectation Formation over the Firm's Life Cycle
4 June (Fri) 

Dr. Nan Li

International Monetary Fund

The S-curve: Understanding the Dynamics of Worldwide Financial Liberalization

 

Fall 2020

 
Date Speaker Presentation
9 Sep (Wed) 
8:00-9:30am

Dr. Nils Gornemann

Federal Reserve Board

Exchange Rates and Endogenous Productivity
11 Sep (Fri)
8:00-9:30am

Prof. Mitsuru Igami

Yale University

Mapping Firms' Locations in Technology Space: A Topological Analysis of Patent Statistics
18 Sep (Fri)

Prof. Zhuoqiong Chen

Harbin Institute of  Technology

Information Spillovers in Experience Goods Competition
25 Sep (Fri)

Prof. Lingfang (Ivy) Li

Fudan University

Buying Reputation as a Signal of Quality: Evidence from an Online Marketplace
30 Sep (Wed)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Florian Ederer

Yale University

Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives
2 Oct (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. John Turner

University of Georgia

Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Sourcing
7 Oct (Wed)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Nathan Miller

Georgetown University

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry
9 Oct (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Michael Sposi

Southern Methodist University

Structural Change and Global Trade
16 Oct (Fri)

Prof. David Frankel

The University of Melbourne

Portfolio Liquidity and Security Design with Private Information
23 Oct (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Alessandro Dovis

University of Pennsylvania

Rules without Commitment: Reputation and Incentives
30 Oct (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Matthew Backus

Columbia University

Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry
6 Nov (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Karthik Muralidharan

University of California, San Diego

Improving Public Sector Management at Scale? Experimental Evidence on School Governance in India
7 Nov (Sat)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Nicola Persico

Northwestern University

Contestable Autocracies, Redistribution, and Public Goods
13 Nov (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Xiaosheng Mu

Princeton University 

Monotone Additive Statistics
20 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Chengsi Wang

Monash University

Directed Search on a Platform: Meet fewer to Match More
SBM & IAS
25 Nov (Wed)
3:00-4:30pm

Prof. Sunny Huang and Prof. Qinggong Wu

HKUST

IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lecture on Economics Sciences
27 Nov (Fri)
9:00-10:30am

Prof. Jorge Lemus

University of  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information Overload and Screening

  

 Last modified: 8 November 2021