Visiting Faculty Scholars 2015
Hongren (Henry) Huang, (National Central University, Taiwan) a former student
and co-author of Professor Chihwa Kao, visited CPR to collaborate on a project from December, 2015 to September, 2016. Currently, Henry is an Associate Professor of Finance at National
Central University, Taiwan. Professors Huang and Kao planned to work on a project that explains how to recover the risk-neutral probability and market's belief using forward looking market prices (e.g., housing prices, derivatives).
Huiping Li (Shanghai
University of Finance and Economics) is an Associate Professor of Finance and Economics. She received her Ph.D. at UNC Charlotte. Her research is in residential segregation, local governments, and income inequality both in the US and China. She was here
working with Yilin Hou until late August on the willingness to pay for property tax in Shanghai. Her research has been reported by the Atlantic Monthly and Chicago
Former CPR grad Ping Zhang (Fudan
University) visited CPR July 7- August 20 to work with Yilin Hou on a paper about the ability to pay property taxes in transitional economies. Ping is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration, International Public
Policy Program (IPP) and the School of International Relations and Public Affairs in Shanghai, China.
Jose Gallegos (Videnza Consultants, Peru), a former CPR graduate student, is currently working at Videnza Consultants as a Principal Researcher. He has eight years of work experience on human development and poverty research. He was here for a week in May working on a project with Jan Ondrich.
de Vries (University of Stirling, UK) visited CPR the week of April 27 to work on a project with David Popp. Frans de Vries is a Professor of Economics and Chair, Division of Economics, Stirling Management School. His fields of interest include environmental and energy economics, agricultural economics, and economics of technological change.
Rodríguez-Planas (City University of New York, Queens College) visited CPR from March 16-19 to work with Alfonso Flores-Lagunes. Her research interests include program and policy evaluation in education, labor market and risky behaviors, wages and flexible work arrangements, family economics, youth and gender issues, and migration.
Visiting Graduate Students 2015
Lei Xiao was a visiting Masters student from the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua
University. She was working with Yingyi Ma until September, 2015. Lei's research interest is in public culture service and cultural differences between China and America.
Mingyue Wen, former CPR Ph.D. student, visited from the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University. She worked with Yilin Hou until January, 2015. Mingyue's research interest is in public budgeting.
Visiting Faculty Scholars 2014
Associate Professor, Qiang Ren (Central
University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China), visited CPR in December.
He worked with Professor Yilin Hou on China’s local property tax issues
and to finalize a second paper.
Francesco Vona (OFCE - Sciences Po, France) visited CPR
from October 13-October 31. He works on technical change, labor, and
environmental economics. During his stay, he collaborated with David
Popp on a project on green jobs and skills in the United States.
In Choi (Sogang University, Seoul, Korea) worked
in CPR with Badi Baltagi September 8-October 15. His research focus has
been on time series and panel data analysis. He has published a book, numerous
articles in leading journals in economics and statistics, and is a Fellow of
the Journal of Econometrics. Choi also received the Plura
Scripsit Award from Econometric Theory and Chongram Award from the Korean
Donggyun Shin (Kyung Hee University, Korea) visited CPR
August 18-22 to work with Yoonseok Lee. His research interests
include labor economics, applied micro econometrics, crime, education, and
macro labor market (structural labor economics).
Yongheng Yang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
visited for the month of July and worked with CPR's Yilin Hou on a
Marco Battaglini (Princeton University) visited CPR
from May 15-August 1. His fields of interest include economic theory, game
theory, contract theory, political economy, and laboratory experiments.
Visiting Graduate Students 2014
Ping Zhang visited from the University of Georgia to
work on his Ph.D., which he completed this past summer. He worked with Dr. Yilin
Hou and was here in CPR from the fall 2013 to summer 2014. His research
interests included public finance and budgeting.