SHORT CV (February, 2017)

Current employment: Professor of Economics, University of Toronto.

Education: University of Chicago, Ph.D. in economics, 1981.

Research interest: Economics of the family, labor and microeconomics.

RESEARCH ON THE FAMILY

Published

 "Large shocks and small changes in the marriage market for famine born cohorts in China" with Loren Brandt and Carl Vogel, Journal of European Economic Association. forthcoming Working paper version.

“A quantitative review of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family by Carbone and Cahn” with Kirsten Cornelson, Journal of Economic Literature, March 2016. 15 pages

GARY BECKER AND THE ART OF ECONOMICS”. Journal of Demographic Economics, 81(2015), pp 3-6

“Becker Meets Ricardo: Multisector Matching with Communication and Cognitive Skills” (with Robert J. McCann; Xianwen Shi; Ronald Wolthoff) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2015. Working paper version

 Assortative Mating in the Marriage Market”. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 2. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 100–107

 "Testing Becker's Theory of Positive Assortative Matching”, Journal of Labor Economics, April 2015, Vol. 33, No. 2: 409-44. Working paper version

 “Compensating for Unequal Parental Investments in Schooling”, Journal of Population Economics, (2015) 28:423–462. Working paper version. Winner: Kuznet Prize.

 "How does the marriage market clear? An empirical framework", Canadian Journal of Economics, 41(4). November, 2008, p. 1121-1155. working paper version.

 “Class, Gender and Marriage”, (with Gillian Hamilton), Review of Economic Dynamics, 10(4), Oct 2007, p. 549-575, working paper version.

 “Estimating a marriage matching model with spillover effects”, (with Eugene Choo), Demography, 43(3), August 2006, 463-488, working paper version.

 “Who marries whom and why”, (with Eugene Choo), Journal of Political Economy, 114(1), February 2006, 175-201. working paper version.

 “Why Dowries”, (with Maristella Botticini), American Economic Review, 93(4), September 2003, 1385-1398. Working paper version (with proofs and survey on dowries)

 “Differential Fecundity and Gender Biased Parental Investments in Health”, (with Xiaodong Zhu), Review of Economic Dynamics, 5(4) Oct 2002, 999-1024, Working paper version.

 "Competing Pre-Marital Investments", (with Mike Peters), Journal of Political Economy, June 2002, 592-608. Working paper version.

 "Differential Fecundity, Markets and Gender Roles", Journal of Political Economy,106(2), April 1998, 334-354. Working paper version.

Unpublished manuscripts

 Cohabitation versus marriage: Marriage matching with peer effects with Ismael Mourifie, 2014. Working paper version.

 "Marriage matching, risk sharing and spousal labor supplies" with Eugene Choo and Shannon Seitz, September 2008. Working paper version.

 "Is there increasing return in marriage markets?" with Maristella Botticini, Dec 2007. Working paper version.

 "Lifecycle marriage matching: Theory and evidence" with Eugene Choo, 2007. Working paper version.

 “Monogamy implies positive assortative matching”, November 2006. Working paper version.

 "Do Innovations in Birth Control Technologies Improve the Welfare of Women?", January 2002. Working paper version.

RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

Published

 “Becker Meets Ricardo: Multisector Matching with Communication and Cognitive Skills” (with Robert J. McCann; Xianwen Shi; Ronald Wolthoff) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2015. Working paper version.

 "Unions without Rents: The Curious case of Faculty Unions", (with Arthur Hosios), Canadian Journal of Economics, 93(4), 37(1), February 2004, 28-52. Working paper version.

 "Does Federal Research Funding Increase University Research Output?", (with Abigail Payne), Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy: 3(1), 2003, Article 1. Working paper version.

 "Tenure and other Unusual Personnel Practices in Academia", Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 14(1), 1998, 152-173. Unpublished version circulated under the title "Specialization, Obsolescence and Asymmetric Information in Academia".

 "Some Evidence on the Signalling Role of Research in Academia", Economic Letters, 54(3), July 1997, 271-276.

 "Are First Impressions Important in Academia?", Journal of Human Resources, 26, Spring 1991, p. 236-255.

 "Occupational Choice under Uncertainty", Econometrica, May 1984, p. 631-645.

Unpublished manuscripts

RESEARCH ON LABOR ECONOMICS

Published

 “Becker Meets Ricardo: Multisector Matching with Communication and Cognitive Skills” (with Robert J. McCann; Xianwen Shi; Ronald Wolthoff) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2015. Working paper version

 "Dynamic Factor Models of Consumption, Hours and Income", (with Joseph Altonji and Ana Paula Martins), Research in Economics, 56(1), March 2002, 3-59. First version circulated in 1987 as NBER working paper no. 2155. Working paper version.

 "Up or Out Rules in the Market for Lawyers", (with Brendan O'Flaherty), Journal of Labor Economics, 13(4), October 1995, 709-735. Working paper version.

 "Careers in Ongoing Hierarchies", (with Dominique Demougin), American Economic Review, 84, December 1994, p. 1261-1277.

 "On the Job Screening, Up or Out Rules, and Firm Growth", (with Brendan O'Flaherty), Canadian Journal of Economics, 25, May 1992, p. 346-368.

 "Promotion Lotteries", (with Brendan O'Flaherty), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 7, 1991, p. 401-409.

 "Testing the Response of Consumption to Income with (Noisy) Panel Data", (with Joseph Altonji), Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1987, p. 293-328. Unpublished manuscripts

 "The Use of Wages in Coordinating Hours of Work", July 1990. Working paper version.

RESEARCH ON MICROECONOMICS

Published

 “Becker Meets Ricardo: Multisector Matching with Communication and Cognitive Skills” (with Robert J. McCann; Xianwen Shi; Ronald Wolthoff) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2015. Working paper version

 “Informational Externalities and Intermediaries in Frictional Search Markets”, (with Xianwen Shi), Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming. Working paper version.

 "The Creation of Firms and Plants", (with Xiaodong Zhu), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 22, 1997, 141-178

 "The Division of Markets is Limited by the Extent of Liquidity", (with Nicholas Economides), American Economic Review, March 1988, p. 108-121.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 Goh Keng Swee Visiting Professor of Economics (2013-), National University of Singapore.

 President (2007-2008): Canadian Economic Association

INVITED LECTURES

 Becker Friedman Institute Lectures, University of Chicago, 2012.

 IAS Benjamin Meaker Lecture, Bristol University 2010.

 Canadian Economic Association Presidential Address, 2008: Slides, Paper

 Cowles Foundation Structural Microeconomics Lectures, Yale University, 2006.

 State of the Art Lecture, Canadian Economic Association Annual Meetings, 2003.

 Waino Pihl Lecture, Wayne State University, 1999.

SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2015-2016:     UBC, ANU, U of Sydney, U of Melbourne, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Cornell University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, NYU Shanghai, UCL, Oxford, U of Edinburgh, U of Mannheim, Goethe University

 2014-2015: Academia Sinica, Singapore Management University, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, SUNY Buffalo, University of Guelph.

 2013-2014: UCL, LSE, ASSA meetings, UCLA, UCSD, Cal Tech. CEA meetings.

 2012-2013: SED, Yale University, MIT, University of HK, Chinese U of HK, HK University of Science and Technology