Dr. Heiner Mikosch - Seminar Presentation

Date and Time: June 13th, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Room: A 101 in the Economics Building (Museum)

Abstract (only available in Chinese)

报告摘要:实证经济学研究虽然以数据分析为主,对经济理论模型的应用也相当广泛。

结构性研究的目的就是要估计模型的参数,自然要围绕着理论模型来展开。即便是非结构性的研究,也经常要用理论模型来说明问题的重要性、导出要检验的假设、阐明参数的含义、解释回归的结果、探讨结果背后的机制、等等。本报告以区域和城市经济学的近期实证研究文献为例,讲解理论模型在实证研究中所起的作用。目的是要说明,即便是以做实证经济学研究为主的年轻学者,也应该在建模方面下一些功夫,学会建模不但有助于增进实证研究的深度,也有助于拓展研究的广度。

About the Speaker

Junfu Zhang is professor of economics at Clark University, specializing in urban and regional economics. His research interests include urbanization in China, regional development, entrepreneurship and job creation, high-tech industrial clusters, and racial housing segregation. Zhang received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University.