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Semester 1, 2020-21
Date & Venue Speaker Topic
1 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Viral ACHARYA
New York University
When Is Debt Odious? A Theory of Repression and Growth Traps
3 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU and Osaka
Prof. Isaías CHAVES
Northwestern University
Bargaining in Securities
9 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Gérard ROLAND
University of California, Berkeley
The Deep Historical Roots Of Modern Culture: A Comparative Perspective.
(Discussant: Dr. Ting CHEN)
11 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, and Osaka
Prof. George GEORGIADIS
Northwestern University
Optimal Feedback in Contests
15 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
MonashNTU, and RUC
Prof. Ye LI
The Ohio State University
Token-Based Platform Finance
16 September 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Roger MYERSON
University of Chicago
State-Building Lessons from the British Empire [slides]
(Discussant: Prof. John CARROLL)
22 September 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, and Osaka
Prof. Johannes HÖRNER
Yale University
Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dynamics of Trust and Loyalty
24 September 2020
10:00-11:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​, NTU, and RUC
Prof. Michael SCHWARZ
Microsoft
Efficient Capacity Provisioning for Firms with Multiple Locations: The Case of Public Cloud
29 September 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, and Osaka
Prof. Kfir ELIAZ
Tel Aviv University
Cheating with (Recursive) Models
30 September 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. David STRÖMBERG
University of Stockholm
Social Media and Protests in China
(Discussant: Prof. Chun-Fang CHIANG)
7 October 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Steven CALLANDER
Stanford University
Policy Decay and Political Competition
(Discussant: Dr. Melody LO)
9 October 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, and Osaka
Prof. Christoph KUZMICS
University of Graz
Limit Orders and Knightian Uncertainty
(Discussant: Dr. Issac SWIFT)
15 October 2020
14:00-15:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​, NTU, and RUC
Prof. Neil GANDAL
Tel Aviv University
An Examination of the Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Ecosystem
[slides]
16 October 2020
10:00-11:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Shunya NODA
University of British Columbia
An Economic Analysis of Difficulty Adjustment Algorithms in Proof-of-Work Blockchain Systems
20 October 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Yonsei
Prof. Jean-Charles ROCHET
University of Geneva and MIT
Taxing Financial Transactions
[slides]
(Discussant: Dr. Melody LO)
23 October 2020
11:00-12:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Yonsei
Prof. Benjamin HÉBERT
Stanford University
Externalities as Arbitrage
28 October 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU and Yonsei
Prof. Giorgia PIACENTINO
Columbia University
Restructuring vs Bankruptcy
29 October 2020
12:30-14:00
Zoom (Password: 362794)
Joint with CBADE
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Julian WRIGHT
National University of Singapore
Data-Enabled Learning and Competitive Advantage
3 November 2020
10:00-11:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Pierre-Olivier WEILL
University of California, Los Angeles
Incentive Constrained Risk Sharing, Segmentation, and Asset Pricing
(Discussant: Dr. Fei ZHOU)
6 November 2020
12:00-13:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Michael CHOI
University of California, Irvine
Money Mining and Price Dynamics
(Discussant: Dr. Fei ZHOU)
11 November 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Alessandro BONATTI
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Economics of Social Data
(Discussant: Dr. Yifan DAI)
18 November 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Joel MOKYR
Northwestern University
Attitudes, Aptitudes, and the Roots of the Great Enrichment
24 November 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Juuso VÄLIMÄKI
Aalto University
Correlation in Contests
 
26 November 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Gabriel CARROLL
Stanford University
 
Dynamic Incentives in Incompletely Specified Environments
(Discussant: Prof. Hitoshi SADAKANE)
3 December 2020
13:00-14:30
Zoom (Pw: 225199)
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Andrew RHODES
Toulouse School of Economics
Platform Design when Sellers Use Pricing Algorithms
(Discussant: Dr. Tat-How TEH)
8 December 2020
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Thomas MARIOTTI
Toulouse School of Economics
Competitive Nonlinear Pricing under Adverse
Selection

[slides]
(Discussant: Prof. Jonathan NEWTON)
9 December 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Marcel FAFCHAMPS
Stanford University
Intrahousehold Consumption Allocation and Demand for Agency: A Triple Experimental Investigation
17 December 2020
12:30-14:00
Zoom
Joint with Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Kailing SHEN
Australian National University
Job Application Portfolios: Evidence from Chinese University Graduates
22 December 2020
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Yann KOBY
Brown University
The Reversal Interest Rate
Semester 2, 2020-21
Date & Venue Speaker Topic
7 January 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Hülya ERASLAN
Rice University
Optimal Group Testing with Heterogeneous Risks
14 January 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica,  and Yonsei
Prof. John GEANAKOPLOS
Yale University
General Equilibrium Outside the Edgeworth Box: Debt, Fragility, and Multiplicity
(Discussant: Dr. Fei ZHOU)
 
18 January 2021
14:00-15:30
Zoom
Prof. Bilgehan KARABAY
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
A New Dimension in Global Value Chains: Control vs. Delegation in Input Procurement
28 January 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Matteo BENETTON
University of California, Berkeley
Investors’ Beliefs and Asset Prices: A Structural Model of Cryptocurrency Demand
2 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Philipp STRACK
Yale University
Monotone Additive Statistics
[slides]
(Discussant: Prof. Hendrik ROMMESWINKEL)
 
5 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Todd KEISTER
Rutgers University
Allocating Losses: Bail-ins, Bailouts and Bank Regulation
(Discussant: Prof. Benjamin BERNARD)
9 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Erik MADSEN
New York University
Incentive Design for Talent Discovery
(Discussant: Prof. Chia-Hui CHEN)
10 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Todd KEISTER
Rutgers University
Should Central Banks Issue Digital Currency?
19 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Eduardo DÁVILA
Yale University
Prudential Policy with Distorted Beliefs
24 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Siwan ANDERSON
University of British Columbia
Political Quotas and Governance
(Discussant: Prof. Bei QIN)
26 February 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Martín URIBE
Columbia University
Does the Commodity Super Cycle Matter?
[slides]
2 March 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Ernst FEHR
University of Zurich
The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Decay
[paper 1] [paper 2]
(Discussant: Dr. Ritesh JAIN)
4 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Robin LEE
Harvard University
A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation: Will the Market Fix the Market?
(Discussant: Dr. Issac SWIFT)
10 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Yuen Yuen ANG
University of Michigan
 
China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption
(Discussant: Dr. Ting CHEN)
11 March 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Evgeny LYANDRES
Tel Aviv University
Competition and Product Quality: Fake Trading on Crypto Exchanges
17 March 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Vincent MAURIN
University of Stockholm
Financial Fragility with Collateral Circulation
19 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Snehal BANERJEE
University of California, San Diego
Disclosing to Informed Traders
23 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Annie LIANG
University of Pennsylvania
Data and Incentives
(Discussant: Dr. Yifan DAI)
25 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Christine PARLOUR
University of California, Berkeley
Decentralized Exchanges
31 March 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Brian KNIGHT
Brown University
The Franchise, Policing, and Race: Evidence from Arrests Data and the Voting Rights Act
1 April 2021
10:00-11:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Dr. Ravi JAGADEESAN
Stanford University
Market Design for a Blockchain-Based Financial System
15 April 2021
15:00-16:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, NYU Shanghai, RUC, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Dirk NIEPELT
University of Bern
Monetary Policy with Reserves and CBDC: Optimality, Equivalence, and Politics
16 April 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU Shanghai, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Pablo KURLAT
University of Southern California
Investment Externalities in Models of Fire Sales
20 April 2021
15:00-16:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Ran EILAT
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Bayesian Privacy
22 April 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, NYU Shanghai, RUC, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. David SKEIE
University of Warwick
Digital Currency Runs
27 April 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Eduardo AZEVEDO
University of Pennsylvania
Taxation of High-Powered Entrepreneurship
29 April 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, NYU Shanghai, RUC, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Jiri CHOD
Boston College
Platform Tokenization: Financing, Governance, and Moral Hazard
3 May 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE
Prof. Heng CHEN
University of Hong Kong
Do Media Bow to Foreign Economic Powers? Evidence from News Websites Crackdown
4 May 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Joel SOBEL
University of California, San Diego
On the Relationship Between Damage and Deception
(Discussant: Prof. Hitoshi SADAKANE)
5 May 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Ronny RAZIN
London School of Economics
Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism
14 May 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU Shanghai, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Briana CHANG
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Risk Concentration and Interconnectedness in OTC Markets
18 May 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU,
Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Jakub STEINER
CERGE-EI and University of Zurich
Endogenous Risk Attitude
20 May 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Leonid KOGAN
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Economics of Proof-of-Stake Payment Systems
27 May 2021
13:00-14:30
Zoom (Password: 225199)
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Yasutora WATANABE
University of Tokyo
AI, Skill, and Productivity: The Case of Taxi Drivers
28 May 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU Shanghai, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Alexander CUKIERMAN
Tel Aviv University
COVID-19, Seignorage, Quantitative Easing and the Fiscal- Monetary Nexus
1 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, NYU Shanghai, Osaka, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Boyan JOVANOVIC
New York University
Idea Diffusion and Property Rights
2 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Daniel TREISMAN
University of California, Los Angeles
Informational Autocrats
9 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Georgy EGOROV
Northwestern University
Social Media and Xenophobia: Theory and Evidence from Russia
10 June 2021
15:00-16:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, and RUC
Prof. Andrea CANIDIO
IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca
Cryptotokens and Cryptocurrencies: the Extensive Margin
18 June 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU ShanghaiSinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Rafael REPULLO
Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)
Interest Rates, Market Power, and Financial Stability
22 June 2021
15:00-16:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Ran EILAT
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Collective Information Acquisition
23 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Gerard PADRÓ i MIQUEL
Yale University
The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China
(Discussant: Dr. Bei QIN)
24 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash, NTU, and RUC
Prof. Michael LUCA
Harvard University
Designing Online Reputation Systems
30 June 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Pedro DAL BÓ
Brown University
The Democracy Effect: a Weights-based Identification Strategy
(Discussant: Prof. Ching-I HUANG)
6 July 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTUOsaka, and Sinica
Prof. David RAHMAN
University of Minnesota
Martingales’ Shadow Prices
8 July 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
Monash​NTU, NYU Shanghai, RUC, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Katya MALINOVA
McMaster University
Tokenomics: When Tokens Beat Equity
13 July 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTUOsaka, and Sinica
Thomas WISEMAN
University of Texas at Austin
How To Sell (or Procure) in a Sequential Auction Market
(Discussant: Dr. Yu ZHOU)
14 July 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom 
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Christopher BLATTMAN
University of Chicago
Why We Fight
20 July 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Utku UNVER
Boston College
Blood Allocation with Replacement Donors: A Theory of Multi-unit Exchange with Compatibility-based Preferences
(Discussant: Dr. Wei-Cheng CHEN)
21 July 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CBADE,
CEIBSNTU, and NUS
Prof. Sergei GURIEV
Sciences Po
3G Internet and Confidence in Government
6 August 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU Shanghai, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Nadya MALENKO
University of Michigan
Corporate Governance in the Presence of Active and Passive Delegated Investment
10 August 2021
9:00-10:30
Zoom
Joint with Kyoto, NTU, Osaka, and Sinica
Prof. Yi-Chun CHEN
National University of Singapore
The Wisdom of the Crowd and Higher-Order Beliefs
13 August 2021
4:00-5:30pm
Zoom
Joint with NTU, NYU Shanghai, Sinica, and Yonsei
Prof. Thorsten BECK
City, University of London
Liquidity Creation, Investment, and Growth
25 August 2021
16:00-17:30
Zoom
Joint with CEIBS,
NTU, and NUS
Prof. Francesco SQUINTANI
University of Warwick
Choosing Political Advisers

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