Visiting Faculty Scholars and Graduate Students


Visiting Faculty Scholars

2017

Ping ZhangPing Zhang (Fudan University) returned to CPR to work with Yilin Hou on a research project during the month of August. 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.





Qiang Ren

Qiang Ren (Central University of Finance and Economics, China) also visited CPR during the month of August to work on a research project with Yilin Hou. Qiang is an Associate Professor who's research focus' on demography, issues on population, environment and health, focusing primarily upon demography and quantitative methodology.






2016

Ping ZhangFormer CPR grad, Ping Zhang (Fudan University), visited CPR in August to work with Yilin Hou. 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.






2015

Hongren Huang 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 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 Policy Review.





Ping ZhangFormer 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
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.





Frans de Vries
Frans 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.




Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Núria 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.






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 Economic Association.

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 co-authored paper.

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

2015

Lei XiaoLei 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 WenMingyue 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.







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.