Department of Economics
Phone: (403) 220-6101
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, July 2018-
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, July 2010-June 2018
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Kyoto University, September-Octber 2014
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Toronto, 2011
M.A. in Economics, Osaka University, 2005
M.A. in Economics, University of British Columbia, 2003
B.A. in Economics, Doshisha University, 2002
Fields of Interests
Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, International Trade, Environment
"On-the-Job-Search, Wage Dispersion and Trade Liberalization," with Joel Rodrigue, Canadian Journal of Economics, 51(2): 452-482, May 2018.
"Dynamic Contracts with Worker Mobility via Directed On-the-Job Search," International Economic Review, 57(4): 1405-1424, November 2016.
"Adverse Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Worker On-the-Job Effort and Labor Market Outcomes," Economics Letters, 147: 83-85, October 2016.
"A Welfare Analysis of Child Labour:  Intergenerational Perspectives," Journal of Economic Development, 39(3): 15-33, September 2014.
"An Advice Game with Reputational and Career Concerns," Economics Bulletin, 32(4): 3480-3487, December 2012.
"Making Do with Less? Workers' On-the-Job Effort and the Role of Macro Effects" (Tentative Title)
"Environmental Regulations and Labor Market Reallocation"
Research in Progress
"Job Search and Savings: A General Equilibrium Analysis"
"Frictional Wage Dispersion with Heterogeneous Firms"
Econ 709 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I (Graduate), Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Econ 759 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (Graduate), Winter 2014
Econ 659 - Macroeconomic Theory (Graduate), Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, Winter 2019
Econ 611 - Independent Study (Graduate), Spring/Summer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Econ 559 - Topics in Economic Theory - Macroeconomics (Honors Undergraduate), Winter 2016, 2017
Econ 359 - Intermediate Economic Theory - Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Winter 2011, 2017
Econ 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Fall 2017
Math Camp for Graduate Students, Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Meng Sun (Ph.D. completed in 2018): First appointment at Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Zahra Espanani (Second-year Ph.D. student, ongoing from 2018)
Felix Fosu (Second-year Ph.D. student, ongoing from 2018)
Graham Bennett (Undergraduate student, ongoing from 2018)
Conference and Seminar Presentations
2019: CEA (Banff), Econometric Society (Manchester)
2017: University of Waterloo, Econometric Society (Lisbon), Singapore Economic Review Conference
2016: Summer Workshop on Economic Theory (Otaru), Econometric Society (Kyoto)
2015: University of Adelaide
2014: Hitotsubashi University, Kyoto University
2013: Vanderbilt University, Osaka University, Kansai Macroeconomics Study Group (Osaka)
2012: SED (Cyprus), CEA (Calgary)
2011: Research on Money and Markets Conference (Toronto), Society for Advancement of Economic Theory (Ancao, Portugal), Midwest Macro (Nashville)
2010: University of Calgary, City University of Hong Kong
2009: SED (Istanbul), Econometric Society (Tokyo, Barcelona), Midwest Theory (Iowa City), Midwest Macro (Bloomington, Indiana), Search Theory Conference (Osaka),
GETA (Tokyo), DC Conference (Tokyo), CEA (Toronto)
2005: Kyoto University, iHEA (Barcelona), Japanese Economic Association (Kyoto)
Grants and Awards
The Harry Johnson Prize: Awarded for the best paper published in Canadian Journal of Economics in 2018
SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2024
SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2015-2017
Japan-IMF Scholarship for Advanced Studies, 2005-2007
American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Econometric Society
Last updated: June, 2019
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