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Economics Seminar Series


 
Forthcoming Seminars  
​Date/Time Topic / Speaker  ​Venue
​​17 Jul 2017 (Mon)
​​5.30pm to 7.00pm
"The Debate About The Sources Of Growth in East Asia After A Quarter Of A Century:  Much Ado About Nothing" 
by Dr Jesus Felipe from Asian Development Bank
​Mandarin Meeting Suite 804, Level 8 (Main Tower)

@ Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore​

29-30 Mar 2018
TBD
by Prof Erik Snowberg from University of British Columbia, Canada
​​​School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 
Past Seminars in 2017 
​Date/Time Topic / Speaker ​Venue
​​​26 Apr 2017 (Wed)
4.00pm to 5.00pm
"Ambiguity Loving Under Long Shots: Evidence from Chinese Field Data" 
by ​
Professor YUAN Jia, University of Macau
​​​Meeting Room 3
(HSS-03-85)
21 Apr 2017 (Fri)
2.30pm to 3.30pm 
"Preliminary Evidence on the Longer-Term Effects of Minimum Wages and other Anti-Poverty Policies" 
by ​
Chancellor's Professor David Neumark, University of California, Irvine; Director of Center for Economics & Public Policy, USA
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
5 Apr 2017 (Wed)
3.30pm to 4.30pm 
"Dynamic Public Goods with a Tipping Point: Theory and Experiement" 
by ​Dr Zhi LI, Xiamen University, China
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​​​21 Mar 2017 (Tue)
2.30pm to 3.30pm 
"Tariffs, Transport Costs and Tax Avoidance" 
by Dr Timothy Moore, University of Melbourne, Australia
​​​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
​10 Mar 2017 (Fri)
4.00pm to 5.00pm
"Evolution of Sunspot Like Behavior in the Agent Based Economies of Bank Runs" ​
by Professor Jasmina Arisfovic​by, Simon Fraser University, Canada
​​​​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​​​8 Mar 2017 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm 
"Information Manipulation and Social Coordination​" 
by Professor Yang LU, Hong Kong University of Science 
and Technology, Hong Kong
​​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
​23 Feb 2017 (Thu)
4.00pm to 5.00pm
"Buying Reputation As a Signal of Quality: Evidence From an Online Marketplace" 
by Professor ​LI Lingfang, Fudan University, China​
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​​2 Feb 2017 (Thu)
10.30am to 11.30am
"Personal and Corporate Tax Avoidance: Corporations are Not Always the Villains" 
by Professor Steve M. Sheffrin, Tulane University, LA, USA
​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​17 Jan 2017 (Tue)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
​"Finding Quantile Gains of Movers with Selection Correction" 
by 
Professor Myoung-jae Lee, Korea University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​​16 Jan 2017 (Mon)
2.30pm to 2.30pm
"Diversity in cognitive ability and mispricing in experimental asset markets" 
by Professor Nobuyuki HANAKI, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
​​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)

 
Past Seminars in 2016
​Date/Time Topic / Speaker ​Venue
​​6 Dec 2016 (Wed)
10.00am to 11.30am

"Fertility Restrictions and Life Cycle Outcomes: Evidence from the One Child Policy in China"

by Dr Wei Huang, Aging and Health Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research

​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​30 Nov 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
​"Subgame-Perfect Cooperation in an Extensive Game"
by Professor Parkash Chander, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​30 Nov 2016 (Wed)
10.00am to 11.00am

"Coordination on Bubbles in Large-Group Asset Pricing Experiments"

by Professor Cars Hommes, University of Amsterdam

​Meeting Room 4

(HSS-04-71)

​23 Nov 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
​​"R&D led Growth and Economic Geography"
by Professor Joanna Poyago-Theotoky, La Trobe University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)

​17 Nov 2016 (Wed)

10.30am to 11.30am

​​"Incentive-Compatibility in Financial Contracting with Limited Liability"

by Professor Xiaojian Zhao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

​​Meeting Room 5

(HSS-04-89)

​​2 Nov 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"The Informational Theory of Legislative Committees (with Marco Battaglini, Ernest K. Lai, and Joseph Tao-Yi Wang)"
by Professor Wooyoung Lim, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
​​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)

​​​25 Oct 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm

"Learning with Data (Quasi-)Differencing"
by Dr Pei Kuang, University of Birmingham

​​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)

​​​19 Oct 2016 (Wed)
10.30am to 11.30am
"Capital Account Openess and Unemployment"
by Professor Qingyuan Du, Monash University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
3 Oct 2016 (Mon)
4.00pm to 5.00pm  

​"Public Debt and Private Firm Funding: Evidence from Chinese Cities (with Ugo Panizza and Marco Pagano)"
by Professor Yi Huang, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​16 Sep 2016 (Fri)
10.30am to 11.30am
"Endogenous Product Cycles in Heterogeneous Industries and Intellectual Property Rights: Theory and Evidence"
by Professor Yuchen Shao, Nanjing University
​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)  
​14 Sep 2016 (Wed) ​​"The Green Economic Initiatives (GEIs) in the Philippines: Theoretical Formulations and Empirical Validations"
by Professor Ernesto R. Gonzales, University of the Philippines - Manila
​Cancelled
​9 Sep 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Rebate Policies in Large Group Threshold Public Goods Experiment: Belief, Information, and Repetition"
by Professor Yun Wang, Xiamen University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​26 Aug 2016 (Wed)
10.30am to 11.30am
​"Trade Intermediation, Financial Frictions, and the Gains from Trade"
by Professor Jackie M.L. Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​25 Aug 2016 (Thu)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
​"Does Stricter Public Enforcement Prevent Copyright"
by Professor Sougata Poddar, University of Redlands, California, USA
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​14 Sep 2016 (Wed) ​​"The Green Economic Initiatives (GEIs) in the Philippines: Theoretical Formulations and Empirical Validations"
by Professor Ernesto R. Gonzales, University of the Philippines - Manila
​Cancelled
​​16 Aug 2016 (Tue)
10.00am to 11.00am
​"Distributive Impacts of Microloans to Finance Smallholder Agriculture"
by Professor Sujata Visaria, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
​12 Aug 2016 (Fri)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Climate Change and Production Risk: Evidence from Indian Agriculture"
by Professor Partha Sen, Delhi School of Economics
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​15 Jun 2016 (Wed)
3.00pm to 4.00pm
"Re-examing Lucas theory of monetary neutrality and micro-foundations"
by Professor Ping Chen, Fudan University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
18 May 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 4.00pm
​​"Trade and Geopolitics"
by Associate Professor Ben Li, Boston College
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
29 Apr 2016 (Fri)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Belief Updating under Ambiguity"
by Assistant Professor Zhenxing Huang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​28 Apr 2016 (Thu)
3.30pm to 4.30pm
"Comparing Agricultural Productivity and Growth: Alternative Measures of Sectoral Performance in Indonesia, Vietnam, and China"
by Professor Richard Barichello, University of British Columbia
​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​​​20 April 2016 (Wed)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
​​"Dominant Shareholder, Minority Shareholders, and Stock Market Predictability: A Crosscountry Evidence"
by Professor Cheolbeom Park, Korea University
Meeting Room 6
​14 April 2016 (Thu)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
​​"The Political Economy of Social Media in China"
by Assistant Professor Bei QIN, University of Hong Kong
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​​​6 April 2016 (Wed)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
​​"What is old is new again: The return of protectionism"
by Associate Professor Vivek Dehejia, Carleton University in Ottawa,Canada
Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​1 April 2016 (Fri)
2:15pm - 3:15pm
​​​​"Evidence From Panel Spatial Durbin Model"
by Distinguised Professor Jr. Tsung Huang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​30 Mar 2016 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Eliminating Systemic Risk in Financial Markets"
by Professor Stefan Thurner, Science of Complex Systems at the Medical University of Vienna
​​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​28 March 2016 (Mon)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
"Happiness, Income, and Poverty"
by Research Professsor Andrew CLARK, Paris School of Economics
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​​23 March 2016 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
​Assistant Professor Edoardo GALLO, University of Cambridge ​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​23 Mar 2016 (Wed)
10.30am to 11.30am
"What Would a Nonequilibrium Economics Looks Like?" by Morrison Professor W. Brian Arthur, Economics and Population Studies at StanfordUniversity ​​​​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​14 March 2016 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Smart Cap"
by Professor Larry Karp, University of of California, Berkeley
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​8 Mar 2016 (Tue)
10.30am to 11.30am
"Estimating Unofficial Incomes of the Officials" by Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Chair Professor ShangJin Wei, Columbia University ​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-71)
​25 February 2016 (Thu)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
​​"​Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catchup and Post Catchup"
by Professor Keun Lee, Seoul National University
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
21 Jan 2016 (Thu)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Endogenous Clans: The Path of Development in Historical China" by Professor Bai Ying, The Chinese University of Hong Kong ​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​​11 January 2016 (Mon)
10:30am - 11:30am
"Democracy and Innovation"
by Professor Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University (E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance)
​​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
   
Past Seminars in 2015
​Date/Time Topic / Speaker ​Venue
18 Nov 2015 (Wed) 2.30pm to 3.30pm ​"The Secure Boston Mechanism: Theory and Experiments"
by Associate Professor Bob Hammond, North Carolina State University
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​16 Nov 2015 (Mon)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Sharing the Cost of Risky Projects"
by Professor Jens Hougaard, University of Copenhagen
​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-72)​
​6 Nov 2015 (Fri)
2.45pm to 4.00pm
"Inequality and Fiscal Policy in Asia"
by Dr Donghyun PARK , Principal Economist at Asian Development Bank Manila, Philippinesy Dr Donghyun PARK , Principal Economist at Asian Development Bank Manila, Philippines
​Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​29 Oct 2015 (Thurs)
2.30pm to 3.30pm​
​"Does U.S. Foreign Portfolio Investment Matter to Non-U.S Firms?"
by Associate Professor Travis Ng Ka Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​28 Oct 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
​"The Prince - or Better No Prince? The Strategic Value of Appointing a Successor"
by Associate Professor Vai-Lam Mui, Monash University
​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-68)
​27 Oct 2015 (Tues)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Policy Distortion in Credit Market: Evidence from a Fiscal Stimulus Plan"
by Professor Chun-Yu Ho, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
​Meeting Room 4
(HSS-04-68)
​21 Oct 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study"
by Professor Eric Snowberg, California Institute of Technology
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
14 Oct 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"A Darwinian Explanation of the Malthusian Trap"
by Dr Lemin Wu, Peking University, China
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
22 Sep 2015 (Thurs)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Tax havens under international pressure: How do they react?Tax havens under international pressure: How do they react?"
by Dr Giuseppe Pulina, (Junior Researcher and PhD student) University of Luxembourgy
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
16 Sept 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Can We Steer Income Comparison Attitudes by Information Provision?: Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments in the US and the UK (with its application to fMRI study)"
by Professor Katsunori Yamada, Kindai University, Faculty of Economics
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
10 Sep 2015 (Thurs)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
"Trust, But Verify? When Trustworthiness Is Observable Only Through (Costly) Monitoring"
by Professor Timo Goeschl, Heidelberg University, Germany
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​​​27 April 2015​ (Mon)
2.30pm to 4.00pm
"Public Good Provision with Constitutional Constraint"
by Professor Rong Kang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
​Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-92)​
​20 April 2015​ (Mon)
2.00pm to 3.00pm
"Financing Asia's Future Growth"
by Dr Donghyun Park, Asian Development Bank​
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​16 April 2015​ (Thurs)
4.30pm to 5.30pm
​​"Reference Dependence under Risk: An Experimental Examination"
by JuBo Yan, Cornell University
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​16 April 2015​ (Thurs)
10.30am to 12.00pm
"Asset Prices and Climate Policy"
by Professor Larry Karp, University of California, Berkeley
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​14 April 2015​ (Tue)
10.30am to 12.00pm
"Fertility, Social Mobility, and Long Run Inequality"
by Ms Xiying Liu, Iowa State University
Meeting Room 6
HSS-04-91)​
​13 April 2015​ (Mon)
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
"Approximate Efficiency and SelfEvident Punishment" by Professor Hing Chi Jimmy Chan, Fudan University​ Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)​
​10 April 2015 (Fri)
10.30am to 12.00pm
"An Experiment on Fee Structure and Mutual Fund Choice"
by Assistant Professor Te Bao, University of Groningen
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
​7 April 2015 (Tue)
4.00pm to 5.30pm
​​"Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics"
by Professor Zheng Michael Song, University of Chicago
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​1 April 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 4.00pm
"A New Pseudo-Bayesian Model of Investors' Behavior in Financial Crises"
by Professor Wong Wing-Keung, Hong Kong Baptist University
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
​24 March 2015 (Tue)
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
"Partial Insurance and Aggregate Welfare in China: 1989-2009"
by Assistant Professor Yu Zheng, City University of Hong Kong
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​​​18 March 2015 (Wed)
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
"Expectation-Driven Cycles in the Chinese Housing Market"
by Assistant Professor Zhu Chuanqi, Sun Yat-Sen University
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)​
​16 March 2015 (Mon)
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
​​"Measuring Depth of Thinking: P Beauty Game is better than 11-20 Game"
by Assistant Professor Li King King, City University of Hong Kong
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)​
​13 February 2015 (Fri)
10.30 am to 12.00 pm
"Statistical Inference for Dynamic Panel Models"​
by Mr Qiankun Zhou, University of Southern California
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​4 February 2015 (Wed)
10.30 am to 12.00 pm
"Stochastic Revision promotes Cooperation: Experimental Evidence"
by Dr Nilanjan Roy, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)​
​29 January 2015 (Thurs)
10.30 am to 12.00 pm
"Asymptotic Trimming and Rate Adaptive Inference for Endogenous Selection Estimates"
by Mr Thomas Tao Yang, Boston College
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)​
​28 January 2015​ (Wed)
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
"Risk Neutrality Regions"
by Professor Larry Selden, Columbia University​
Seminar Room 3
(HSS-B1-10)​
​23 January 2015​ (Fri)
10.30am to 12.00pm
"Identifying Dynamic Games with Switching Costs"
by Assistant Professor Sorawoot Srisuma, University of Surrey
Meeting Room 6
(HSS-04-91)
​12 January 2015
2.30pm to 3.30pm​
"Coase and Games with Empty Cores"
by Professor Parkash Chander, ​Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)​
5 January 2015
2.30pm to 4.00pm​
"Identification and Estimation of A Large Factor Model with Structural Instability"
by Professor Chihwa Kao, Syracuse University
Meeting Room 5
(HSS-04-89)
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