Research Seminars Schedule







For this Spring semester, Wednesday seminars will be held in Conference Room 6045 (6th floor, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST) while Friday seminars will be held in Conference Room 5047 (5th floor, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST), during 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.


Notes to visitors:

Department of Economics is located on the 6th floor of the Lee Shau Kee Business Building in the Lee Shau Kee Campus at the southern end of HKUST. To obtain a Chinese address of HKUST to show the taxi driver, click HERE  or download a location map HERE.  


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


Fall 2018 

Date Speaker Presentation
5 Sept (Wed)

Prof. Yanhui Wu

University of Southern California

Competition, Contracts, and Creativity:
Evidence from Novel Writing in a Platform Market
7 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Isa Hafalir

University of  Technology Sydney

Integrating School Districts: 
Balance, Diversity, and Welfare
21 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Konrad Menzel

New York University

Strategic Network Formation with Many Agents
26 Sept (Wed)

Prof. Ippei Fujiwara

Keio University &
The Australian National University

Optimal Inflation Rates for Young and Old
28 Sept (Fri)

Prof. Navin Kartik

Columbia University

Lemonade from Lemons:
Information Design and Adverse Selection
Joint IEMS
5 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Aprajit Mahajan

University of California, Berkeley

Financial Inclusion and Contract Terms:
Experimental Evidence from Mexico
12 Oct (Fri)

Prof. John McLaren

University of Virginia

A Swing-State Theorem, with Evidence
26 Oct (Fri)

Prof. Yonghong An

Texas A&M University

Dynamic Decisions under Subjective Expectations:
A Structural Analysis
7 Nov (Wed)

Prof. Peter Morrow

University of  Toronto

Is Processing Good?
Theory and Evidence from China
9 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Guoshi Tong

Remin University

Online Borders of the U.S. Dollar:
Price Stickiness and Exchange Rate Sensitivities
Joint IEMS
22 Nov (Thu)

Prof. Sunny Yangguang Huang


Financial Fraud and Investor Awareness
23 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Heiko Gerlach

University of Queensland

Price Discrimination in Cartels
30 Nov (Fri)

Prof. Matthew Shum

California Insitute of Technology

Split-second Decision-Making in the Field:
Response Times in Mobile Advertising
7 Dec (Fri)

Prof. Qihui Chen

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Inference on Functionals under First Order Degeneracy
12 Dec (Wed)

Prof. Robin Lee

Harvard University

Will the Market Fix the Market?
A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation
14 Dec (Fri)

Prof. Gary Biglaiser

Univeristy of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill

Migration between Platforms
17 Dec (Mon)

Prof. Vincenzo Quadrini

University of  Southern California

Commitment and Competition


 Last modified: 10 May 2019