News and Events

  • Yale-NUS Economics Capstone Presentations

    5 April 2017 (Wed) , 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    The inaugural class of Yale-NUS College will be presenting their final year capstone projects to their professors and peers. Chia Teck Yuke: Retirement Expectations of Singaporeans Shermaine Chia Wenyi: Does Public Transport Affect Private Residential Property Prices in Singapore? Evidence from the Thomson-East Coast Line Erika Terrones-Shibuya:...

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  • Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence fr...

    14 March 2017 (Tue) , 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    We investigate the impact of a large economic shock on mortality. We find that counties more exposed to a plausibly exogenous trade liberalization exhibit higher rates of suicide and related causes of death, concentrated among whites, especially white males. These trends are consistent with our finding that more-exposed counties experience relat...

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  • A Brief History of U.S. Manufacturing: a talk b...

    15 March 2017 (Wed) , 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    At Elm Student Commons

    Resistance to globalization is at an all-time high in the United States. Why? This talk examines the evolution of U.S. manufacturing employment over the post-war period for some clues. Bring your favorite arguments for or against international trade, and see how they stack up against the data. Peter K. Schott is Professor of Economics at...

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  • The Business Cycle: Rollercoaster Ride or Perio...

    10 March 2017 (Fri) , 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    The “business cycle” is a fundamental yet elusive concept in macroeconomics. My research involves empirical analysis of the business cycle as transitory deviations in economic activity away from a permanent, or trend, level. I find that these transitory movements are more like recurring negative shocks which periodically pull the economy below t...

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  • Unemployment, Job Search and Labor Market Polic...

    30 September 2016 (Fri) , 1 pm - 2 pm
    At Program Room 1

    We will discuss unemployment and the effect it has on people. Then proceed to consider what affects the job search and acceptance decision and what we can learn about effects of labor market policies like unemployment insurance schemes. Christian Haefke is Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi. Christian Haefke’s research...

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  • Mechanism Design: An Introduction by Shurojit C...

    1 April 2016 (Fri) , 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    At Saga Lecture Theater 1

    Mechanism Design : An Introduction A salient feature of economic environments is that socially desirable outcomes depend critically on information that is typically only known privately to agents. Strategically sophisticated (rational) agents cannot be counted upon to reveal their private information truthfully if they stand to gain by misrepres...

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  • Manipulation of Rules Through Endowment: A Talk...

    9 March 2016 (Wed) , 4.30pm – 5.30pm
    At Classroom 16

    Professor William Thomson is teaching at the University of Rochester and his research interest lies in Game Theory, Theory of Equity and Mechanism Design. The books he has written include Axiomatic Theory of Bargaining With a Variable Number of Agent (1989), The Legacy of Lionel McKenzie (1983) and Bargaining and the Theory of Cooperative Games:...

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  • Managing a Career at the Nexus of Scholarship a...

    8 March 2016 (Tue) , 5:00pm- 6:00 pm
    At Elm Student Commons

    His current research focuses on strategies for enhancing state capability for implementation, on crafting more effective interaction between informal and formal justice systems, and on using mixed methods to assess ‘complex’ development interventions. In addition to more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, he is the co-author...

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  • Going abroad and/or coming home? A Talk by Dr. ...

    1 March 2016 (Tue) , 12 pm - 1 pm

    Going overseas or staying at home? Coming home after studying and living abroad? We may keep asking ourselves such questions, and so do firms. When to do what and where — we will discuss some insights from the economic analysis of offshoring and the recent rising trend, re-shoring, where firms bring jobs back home.

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  • Mate Choice from an Economic Perspective

    5 February 2016 (Fri) , 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    At Saga Lecture Theater 1

    Most people wouldn’t turn to economists for dating tips or an explanation why particular people fall in love with each other. Nevertheless, market forces do play a role in determining marriage patterns and these in turn have important economic consequences. The talk highlights some of the key insights from the economic analysis of “m...

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  • Professor Georg Nöldeke Visiting Yale-NUS

    To be announced

    Professor Georg Nöldeke, professor of economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Basel is visiting Yale-NUS College. Read more about his research interests and published papers here.  

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  • Economics Info Session

    4 November 2015 (Wed) , 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    At Classroom 16

    As you are thinking about what courses to take next semester? Drop by the Economics Info Night. There will be desserts/tea/coffee and answers to all your questions! Hope to see you there!

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  • Economics Lunch with Guillem

    6 October 2015 (Tue) , 12.00 - 1.00pm
    At Saga Private Dining Hall

    Guillem will talk about “How to shape electoral systems into your favour”. Guillem’s research revolves around electoral systems and voting behavior. He has done research using both real elections and experimental data in order to assess how voters think when they vote, and how they rationalize their vote afterwards. This talk will revolve ...

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  • Microfinance and Dynamic Incentives

    3 September 2015 (Thu) , 12:30 - 1:30pm
    At Faculty Lounge

    Dmitry Shapiro is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He graduated with a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 2006 and has been working at North Carolina since then. His research interests are Applied Microeconomic Theory, Behavioural Economics, and Development Economics. Check out the event po...

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  • August Meet and Greet Economics

    26 August 2015 (Wed) , 12.00 - 1.00 PM
    At Global Learning Room 1

    Inviting all Econ students or students curious about economics to meet and learn about our two new faculty members – Francis Dennig and Julien Labonne (All are welcome) Check out the event poster here.

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  • Economics Lunch with Yibei

    To be announced

    12nn, sometime early November: More details soon

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