Research Seminars Schedule







For this Fall semester, Wednesday seminars will be held in Conference Room 5047 (5th floor, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST) while Friday seminars will be held in Conference Room 6045 (6th 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.  



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

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

14 Dec (Fri)

Prof. Gary Biglaiser

Univeristy of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill

17 Dec (Mon)

Prof. Vincenzo Quadrini

University of  Southern California

Commitment and Competition


Summer 2018  

Date Speaker Presentation
1 June  (Wed)

Prof. Jiangtao Li

University of  New South Wales

Strategically Simple Mechanisms
11 June (Mon)

Prof. Nathaniel Baum-Snow

University of  Toronto

Long Run Consequences of Neighborhood Change
12 June (Tues)

Dr.. Christian Matthes

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Are the Effects of Financial Market Disruptions Big or Small?


Spring 2018  

Date Speaker Presentation
21 Feb (Wed)

Mr. David Yang

Stanford University

The Impact of Media Censorship:
Evidence from a Field Experiment in China
2 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Jason Kerwin

University of Minnesota

Pay Me Later:
A Simple Employer-based Saving Scheme
7 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Federico Bugni

Duke University

Inference under Covariate-Adaptive Randomization with Multiple Treatments
14 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Julian Wright

National University of Singapore

Search Platforms:
Showrooming and Price Parity Clauses
16 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Shih En Lu

Simon Fraser University

Monotonic Cheap Talk
21 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Dilip Moohkerjee

Boston University and HKUST

Community Networks and Growth of Private Enterprise in China
22 Mar (Thu)

Prof. Christopher Pissarides

London School of  Economics & IAS HKUST

China's Mobility Barriers and Employment Allocations
23 Mar (Fri)

Prof. Ying Fan

Michigan University

Competition, Product Proliferation and Welfare:
A Study of the U.S. Smartphone Market
28 Mar (Wed)

Prof. Wooyoung Lim and Prof. Sujata Visaria


The Financial Behaviour of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
11 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Francesc Dilme

University of  Bonn

Optimal Languages
13 Apr (Fri)

Prof. Liyan Yang

University of  Toronto

Disclosure, Competition, and Learning from Asset Prices
18 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Peter Neary

University of  Oxford

Structural Foundations for Gibrat's Law
20 Apr (Fri)

Prof. Keith Maskus

University of  Colorado

Intellectual Property-Related Trade Preferential Trade Agreements
and the Composition of Trade
25 Apr (Wed)

Prof. Wonki Cho

Korea University

Fractional Group Identification
27 Apr (Fri)

Prof. Hiroyuki Kasahara

University of British Columbia

Identification and Estimation of Production Function
with Unobserved Heterogeneity
2 May (Wed)

Prof. Hengjie Ai

University of  Minnesota

A Model of the Macroeconomic Announcement Premium with Production
4 May (Fri)

Prof. Philip Neary

University of  London and HKUST

Neighbors and Neighborhoods
9 May (Wed)

Prof. Yuya Sasaki

Vanderbilt University

Inference for Moments of Ratios with Robustness against Large Trimming Bias
and Unknown Convergence Rate
11 May (Fri)

Prof. Joshua Graff Zivin 

University of  California, San Diego

Incentivizing Learning-By-Doing:
The Role of Compensation Schemes
16 May (Wed)

Prof. Zheng Fang

Texas A&M University

Improved Inference on the Rank of a Matrix
18 May (Fri)

Prof. Ruixue Jia

University of California, San Diego

The Oriental City:
Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000
23 May (Wed)

Prof. Jidong Zhou

Yale University

Multiproduct Intermediaries and Optimal Product Range
25 May (Fri)

Prof. Alberto Martin

Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional

Monetary Policy for a Bubbly World
30 May (Wed)

Prof. Beata Javorcik

University of  Oxford 

Forensics, Elasticities and Benford's Law:
Detecting Tax Fraud in International Trade


Last modified: 30 October 2018