Research Seminars Schedule








For Spring and Summer semesters, 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 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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 2018


Date Speaker Paper
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

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

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


Summer 2018


Date Speaker Paper
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?


Last modified: 17 May 2018