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The Tsinghua University – University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics, in collaboration with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in China (BFI-China), the National Institute for Fiscal Studies (NIFS) and School of Economics and Management (SEM) at Tsinghua University, will host a virtual seminar series to inspire research and discussion on public policy issues relating to China. Focusing on a wide range of topics in public economics, the seminar will be a premier forum for frontier economic research and dialogue on Chinese economic issues.

The seminar will feature well-established economics scholars who will discuss frontier issues and methodologies as it relates to policymaking in China. In addition, junior scholars and top job candidates on the market will be invited to present their research during the spring quarter.

Thursday, December 17 Speaker

What Determines Consumer Financial Distress? Place- and Person-Based Factors
Neale Mahoney
Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Research Associate; National Bureau of Economic Research