University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Economics, August 1997.
Associate Professor, University of Nort
Carolina at Chapel Hill, July 2007-present
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, August 2004-June 2007
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 1997-July 2004
Microeconomics, Public Economics, Advanced Microeconomic Theory
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Award: William Carey Price for
Outstanding Dissertation in Economics, Department of Economics,
University of Pennsylvania, march 1998.
Award: Sidney Weintraub Prize for Best Policy Related Paper, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, march 1997.
Finalist for the Council of Graduate Schools Dissertation Award in Social Science and Education, 1998.
NSF grant "Collaborative Research on Human Capital and Incentives": #SES-0001717, 2000-2001.
NSF grant "Human Capital and Income Inequality": #SES-0096585, 2001-2003.
SSRHC "Linking and Bundling of Collective Decisions" #410-2005-1105, 2005-2008.
PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
"A Note on Budget Balance under Interim Participation Constraints: The Case of Independent Types" (with Tilman Borgers), forthcoming in Economic Theory, January 2008.
"To Bundle or Not to Bundle" (with Hanming Fang), RAND Journal of Economics 37(4), Winter 2006, 946-963.
"Government-Mandated Discriminatory Policies" (with Hanming Fang), International Economic Review 47(2, May 2006, 361-389.
"Efficient Mechanisms for Public Goods with Use Exclusions'', Review of Economic Studies, 71(4), October 2004, 1163-1188.
"A General Equilibrium Model of Statistical Discrimination'', (with Andrea Moro) Journal of Economic Theory, 114 (1), January 2004, 1-30.
"Empirical Implications of Statistical Discrimination on the Returns to Measures of Skill", (with Andrea Moro) Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 72, December 2003.
"Statistical Discrimination and Efficiency'', Review of Economic Studies 70(3), July 2003, pp 615-627.
"Affirmative Action in a Competitive Economy,'' (with Andrea Moro), Journal of Public Economics 87 (3), March 2003, pp 567-594.
"Legislative Bargaining and Coalition Formation'', Journal of Economic Theory 102, No. 2, February 2002, pp. 322-353.
"Evolutionary Selection Dynamics and
Irrational Survivors,'' (with J. Bjoernerstedt, M. Dufwenberg and J.W
Weibull) in W. Albers et al edited Understanding Strategic
Interaction. Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten,
Berlin/Heidelberg/New York/Tokyo, Springer Verlag, 1997, pp 128-148.
OTHER COMPLETED PAPERS
"Endogenous Comparative Advantage'' (with Andrea Moro), February 2004.
"Overcoming Participation Constraints," (with Hanming Fang), March 2006.
Optimal Provision of Multiple Excludable Public Goods (with Hanming Fang), January 2008.
"Toward an Efficiency Rationale for the Public Provision of Private Goods (with Hanming Fang), January 2008.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Economics and Public Finance," (with Randall Wright
"Money Beats Memory" (with Randall Wright)
"Learning From Pass-Fail Tests and Statistical Discrimination"
"Wage Gaps and Test Score Differences: Incentives or Pre-Market Factors?" (with Andrea Moro)
PRESENTATIONS (2001 AND LATER)
Outside Seminar Presentations
Society of Economic Dynamics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2001), European Economic Association Annual Meeting, Lausanne (August 2001), CEPR Conference "Discrimination and Unequal Outcomes", Le Mans, France (January 2002). Society of Economic Dynamics Conference, New York (June 2002), Society of Economic Dynamics Conference, Paris, (June 2003), SITE Summer Workshop, Stanford (August 2003), APET Public Economic Theory Meetings, Beijing, August 2004, Economic Society Far Eastern Meetings, Beijing, July 2006, Conference on Economic Theory and Applications, Academica Sinica, Taipei, August 2006, Telecom Paris conference on the economics of ICT, Paris, June 2007, Economic Society Far Eastern Meetings, Taipei, July 2007.
Ph.D. STUDENTS SUPERVISED (Year of Graduation, Initial Placement)
Advisor of: Tsung-Sheng
Tsai (2002, Academica Sinica, Taiwan). Thesis Committee Member of:
Kate Antonovics (2000,
UC San Diego), Limor
Golan (2002, Carnegie-Mellon), Sergio Ferreira (2002, BNDES PUC,
Brazil), Costin Borc (2001, private sector), Eric
Furstenberg (2004, College of Williams and Mary).
Committee Member; Society of Economic Dynamics Annual Conference,
Firenze, Italy, June 2004.
Organizer; Canadian Economic Theory Conference, Vancouver, May 2005.
Associate Editor: International Economic Review October 2004-
Referee: American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, B.E. Journal in Macroeconomics, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Econometrica, Economica, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Research in Labor Economics, Review of Development Studies, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
Reviewer: National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada).