Research Seminars Schedule








Given the current Epidemic, all of the seminars in Academic Year 2020/21 are 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.  For Zoom meeting information, please contact Julie by email: 


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

- Applied Economics Workshop

- Hong Kong Theory Seminars

- Webinar Series on Growth and Development in India

- Webinar Series on Targeting and Community Networks in Anti-Poverty Programs



Spring 2021

Date Speaker Presentation
24 Feb (Wed) 

Prof. José Azar

University of Navarra

Revisiting the Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership
26 Feb (Fri) 

Distinguished Speakers in Economics

Prof. Michael Kremer

University of Chicago

Converging to Convergence
3 Mar (Wed) 

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)

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) 

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)  

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: Unit Fee or Proportional Fee?
28 Apr (Wed) 

Prof. Shoshana Vasserman

Stanford University

30 Apr (Fri) 

Prof. Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim 

5 May (Wed) 

Prof. James Sallee

University of  California, Berkeley

7 May (Fri) 

Prof. Hsin-Tien Tiffany Tsai

National University of Singapore

12 May (Wed)
Rescheduled  from 24 Mar

Prof. Olivier Coibion

The University of Texas at Austin

The Effect of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Household Spending
14 May (Fri) 

Prof. Bingjing Li

National University of Singapore

21 May (Fri) 

Prof. Yongxiang Wang

University of Southern California

26 May (Wed) 

Prof. Yizhen Gu

Peking University-HSBC

28 May (Fri) 

Prof. Chang Sun

The University of  Hong Kong

4 June (Fri) 

Dr. Nan Li

International Monetary Fund



Fall 2020

Date Speaker Presentation
9 Sept (Wed) 

Dr. Nils Gornemann

Federal Reserve Board

Exchange Rates and Endogenous Productivity
11 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Mitsuru Igami

Yale University

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

Prof. Zhuoqiong Chen

Harbin Institute of  Technology

Information Spillovers in Experience Goods Competition
25 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Lingfang (Ivy) Li

Fudan University

Buying Reputation as a Signal of Quality: Evidence from an Online Marketplace
30 Sept (Wed)

Prof. Florian Ederer

Yale University

Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives
2 Oct (Fri)

Prof. John Turner

University of Georgia

Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Sourcing
7 Oct (Wed)

Prof. Nathan Miller

Georgetown University

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry
9 Oct (Fri)

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)

Prof. Alessandro Dovis

University of Pennsylvania

Rules without Commitment: Reputation and Incentives
30 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Matthew Backus

Columbia University

Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry
6 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Karthik Muralidharan

University of California, San Diego

Improving Public Sector Management at Scale? Experimental Evidence on School Governance in India
7 Nov (Sat)

Prof. Nicola Persico

Northwestern University

Contestable Autocracies, Redistribution, and Public Goods
13 Nov (Fri)

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
25 Nov (Wed)

Prof. Sunny Huang and Prof. Qinggong Wu


IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lecture on Economics Sciences
27 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Jorge Lemus

University of  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information Overload and Screening


Spring 2020

Date Speaker Presentation
Joint ISOM
21 May (Thu)

Prof. Shunya Noda

University of  British Columbia

An Economic Analysis of  Difficulty Adjustment
Algorithms in Proof-of-Work Blockchain Systems

(Zoom Meeting ID: 970-8878-5794)


Fall 2019

Date Speaker Presentation
6 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Kurt Mitman

Stockholm University

The Fiscal Multiplier
11 Sept (Wed)

Prof. Tongbin Zhang

Shanghai University of Finance & Economics

New Tests of Expectation Formation with Applications to Asset Pricing Models
19 Sep (Thu)

Prof. Wooyoung Lim


Cheap-Talk with Non-Bayesian Updating
20 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Saki Bigio

University of  California, Los Angeles

A Model of Intermediation, Money, Interest, and Prices
2 Oct (Wed)

Prof. Alonso De Gortari

Darmouth College

On the Geography of Global Value Chains
4 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Shuo Liu

Peking University

Delegating Performance Evaluation
18 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Dun Jia

Renmin University

Attention, Uncertainty Reduction and Pre-announcement Premium in China
Joint IEMS
23 Oct (Wed)

Prof. Andrei Markevich

New Economic School, Moscow

A Regional Perspective on the Economic Development of the late Russian Empire
25 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel

Cornell University

Cascades and Fluctuations in an Economy with an Endogenous Production Network
30 Oct (Wed)

Dr. Shota Ichihashi

Bank of Canada

Non-Competing Data Intermediaries
1 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Arpita Chatterjee

University of  New South Wales

Trade and Minimum Wages in General Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence
8 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Jin Yeub Kim

Yonsei University

Neutral Public Good Mechanisms
13 Nov (Wed)

Prof. Yves Zenou

Monash University 

Are Estimates of Early Education Programs Too Pessimistic?
Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment that Causally Measures Neighbor Effects
22 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Alexandre de Corniere

University of  Toulouse

Data and Competition: A General Framework
29 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Qinggong Wu


Robust Binary Voting


Spring 2019

Date Speaker Presentation
8 Feb (Fri)

Dr. Aaron Mehrota

Bank for International Settlements

Disagreeing during Deflations
18 Feb (Mon)

Prof. Philip Neary

University of London and HKUST

Netflix Games: Local Public Goods with Capacity Constraints
1 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Gianmarco Ottaviano

Bocconi University

Comparative Advantage, Competition, and Firm Heterogeneity
8 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Takeshi Murooka

Osaka University

Deception under Competitive Intermediation
13 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Wooyoung Lim


Bargaining and Time Preferences:
An Experimental Study
15 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Matthew Mitchell 

University of  Toronto

Our Distrust is Very Expensive
20 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Erik Lindqvist

Stockholm School of  Economics

Long-run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-being
22 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Hiroaki Kaido

Boston University

Robust Likelihood-Ratio Tests for Incomplete Economic Models
27 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Leo Kaas

Goethe University Frankfurt

Low Homeownership in Germany - A Quantitative Exploration
29 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Andrei Hagiu

Boston University

Creating Platforms by Hosting Rivals
Joint IEMS
3 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Lin Tian

European Institute of  Business Administration (INSEAD)

Division of Labor and Productivity Advantage of Cities:
Theory and Evidence from Brazil
10 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Alexei Onatski

Cambridge University

Spurious Factor Analysis
11 Apr (Thu)

Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak

London School of Economics

Why Do People Stay Poor?
Joint SOSC
17 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Claire Lim

Queen Mary University of  London

The Political Economy of Medicaid:
Ideology, Eligibility, and the Consequences of Cost-Saving Measures
26 Apr (Fri)

Prof. Jinyue Li

City University of  Hong Kong

Housing Prices and the Comparative Advantage of Cities
3 May (Fri)

Prof. Xiao Fu

Fudan University

The Incentives of Patent-ownership Fragmentation of Standard-setting Organizations:
Theory and Empirical Evidence
8 May (Wed)

Prof. Benson Leung

Cambridge University 

Limited Cognitive Ability and Selective Information Processing
10 May (Fri)

Prof. Andres Santos

University of  California, Los Angeles

The Wild Bootstrap with a “Small” Number of “Large” Clusters
17 May (Fri)

Prof. Seung Chan Ahn

Arizona State University

Likelihood Based Inference for Dynamic Panel Data Models
24 May (Fri)

Prof. Chen Zhao

The University of Hong Kong

Revealed Neural Network Utility
29 May (Wed)

Prof. Dmitry Ryvkin

University of Florida

Tournament Rewards and Heavy Tails
31 May (Fri)

Prof. Pierre Dubois

Tolouse School of  Economics

On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers’ and
Retailers’ Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector


Winter 2019

Date Speaker Presentation
15 Jan (Tues)

Prof. Thomas Ross

University of British Columbia

Buffer Joint Ventures


 Last modified: 23 February 2021