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Research

Our department has a long-standing mission to perform economic research that advances our knowledge in both theoretical and applied economics, and to disseminate that knowledge through publication in leading peer-reviewed journals. We have a strong faculty engaged in a wide range of applied and theoretical research.

Our strengths include econometrics, macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, labor economics, and public economics. Our faculty members have published and continue to publish their research in profession’s most prestigious journals. Our faculty members�research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Transportation, and National Institute on Aging.

In addition to their own research, our faculty members hold 7 editorial board positions on some of the leading journals of the profession. Department members include two associate editors of journals and one NIH review panel member. Two members of the Department are research associates at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), one is an Elected Honorary Fellow of International Institute of Forecasters, and one is a University Distinguished Professor.

In the 2012 rankings of Research Papers in Economics (RePEC)), the most comprehensive archive of economic research in the world, our department placed in the top 10% of all U.S. economics institutions, including academic and non-academic.



Department of Economics Highlights, June 2016 - May 2017

1. Pinka Chatterji's paper "Early Effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Federal Disability Program Participation" with Li, Y. was accepted at the Journal of Economics of ageing.

2. Pinka Chatterji's paper "Diabetes and labor market exits: Evidence from the Health & Retirement Study" with Joo, H.and Lahiri, K. was accepted at Journal of Economics of Ageing 9, pp. 100-110.

3. Pinka Chatterji's paper "Effects of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes: A Latent Variable Approach Using Multiple Clinical Indicators" with Banerjee, S. and Lahiri, K. was published at Health Economics, 26, pp. 184-205.

4. Pinka Chatterji's paper "Job mobility among parents of children with chronic health conditions: Early effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act" with Brandon, P. D. and Markowitz, S. was published at Journal of Health Economics, 48, pp. 26-43.

5. Betty C. Daniel's paper "Asymmetries in Business Cycles: The Role of Oil Production" co-authored with Hafner, C. M., Manner, H.,and Simar, L.was accepted at Macroeconomic Dynamics.

6. Daniel C. Betty presented her paper "Why Don't Rich Countries Default? Explaining Debt/GDP and Sovereign Debt Crises," at Department of Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, April 2017.

7. Daniel C. Betty presented her paper "Why Don't Rich Countries Default? Explaining Debt/GDP and Sovereign Debt Crises," at Department of Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, April 2017.

8. Chun-Yu Ho's paper "Risk taking after absolute and relative wealth changes: The role of reference point adaptation" with Chao, H. and Qin, X. was published at Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 54, pp. 157-186.

9. Chun-Yu Ho's paper "The real option approach to adoption or discontinuation of a management accounting innovation: the case of activity-based costing" with Feng, S. was published at Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 47, pp. 835-856.

10. John B. Jones's paper "Skill-Biased Technical Change and the Cost of Higher Education" with Fang yang was accepted at Journal of Labor Economics 34, pp. 42. Chicago.

11. John B. Jones's paper "Medicaid Insurance in Old Age" with De Nardi, M. and French, E. was accepted at American Economic Review

12. Laurence Kranich's paper "Historical Discrimination and Optimal Remediation," is published in Social Choice and Welfare 48, pp. 239-265 and is available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00355-016-0952-5

13. Kajal Lahiri published a paper "Bayesian Forecasting in Economics" at Special Issue in International Journal of Forecasting.

14. Kajal Lahiri published a paper "Testing the Value of Probability Forecasts for Calibrated Combining" with Peng, H.at International journal of forecasting

15. Kajal Lahiri's paper "Limits to Economic Forecasting", was printed as Chapter 3 in Advances in Economic Forecasting, (ed. Matthew Higgins) W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.

16. Kajal Lahiri's paper "Modeling Hedge Fund Returns: Selection, Non-linearity and Managerial Efficiency" with H. Shawky and Y. Zhao was accepted at Managerial and Decision Economics, special issue on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth.

17. Kajal Lahiri's paper "Diabetes and labor market exits: Evidence from the Health & Retirement Study" with Chatterji, P. and Joo, H., was published at Journal of Economics of Ageing.

18. Kajal Lahiri published a paper "Effects of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes: A Latent Variable Approach Using Multiple Clinical Indicators." with Banerjee, S. and Chatterji, P. at Health Economics.

19. Kajal Lahiri's paper "Determinants of Consumer Sentiment over Business Cycles: Evidence from the US Surveys of Consumers" with Zhao, H. was accepted at Journal of Business Cycle Research.

20. Kajal Lahiri's paper "Asymptotic Variance of Brier (Skill) Score in the Presence of Serial Correlation" with Yang, L. was published at Economics Letters.

21. Yue Li presented her paper "The Effects of Collecting Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits." at QSPS conference, May 2017.

22. Yue Li presented her paper "Lifecycle Consumption Under Different Income Profiles: Experimental Evidence." at AEA annual meeting, January 2017.

23. Yue Li presented her paper "Lifecycle Consumption Under Different Income Profiles: Experimental Evidence." at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Summer Forum, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, June 17, 2016.

24. Zhongwen Liang's paper "Estimation of Semi-Varying Coefficient Models with Nonstationary Regressors." with Li, K., Li, D., and Hsiao, C. was published at Econometric Reviews 36, pp. 354-369.

25. Zhongwen Liang Presented "Testing and Estimating Structural Changes in Diffusion Processes" at Stevens Institute of Technology Seminar, Hoboken, NJ. April 20, 2017.

26. Zhongwen Liang Presented "Estimation and Inference of Structural Changes in Time Varying Coefficient Models" at New York Camp Econometrics XII ,The Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University, Lake Placid, NY. April 9, 2017.

27. Gerald R. Marschke was coordinator/organizer of "R&D Agglomeration, Spillovers, and Recombination Mechanisms and Implications for Productivity and Growth," at American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.January 7, 2017.

28. Gerald R. Marschke presented a paper "R&D Spillovers and Labor Mobility" at American Economic Association, Chicago, Illinois. January 7, 2017.

29. Gerald R. Marschke presented a "NBER Team Research Proposal," at U.S. Census: IMI Documentation Testers Meeting Suitland, Maryland. September 30, 2016.

30. Adrian Masters published his paper "Job creators, job creation, and the tax code." at Journal of Public Economic Theory. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12230.

31. Adrian Masters published his paper "On the firms' component of wage dispersion: Endogenous effort versus search frictions." at Labour Economics. 42, pp. 213-220.

32. Byoung Park presented a paper "Testing Rank Similarity in Heterogeneous Treatment Effect Model," at New York Camp Econometrics, Syracuse University, Lake Placid, NY.April 7, 2017.

33. Byoung Park presented a paper "Square-root-N consistent estimator of the intercept of a sample selection model", at Labor, Development, and Health Economics Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. May 1, 2017.

34. Huaming Peng's paper "Testing the Value of Probability Forecasts for Calibrated Combining." with Lahiri, K. was accepted for publishing at International journal of forecasting.

35. Huaming Peng presented a paper "Evaluating the Values of Probability Forecasts in the S ense of Morton," at New York Camp Econometrics, Syracuse University.

36. Michael J. Sattinger's paper "Double Limit Analysis of Optimal Personal Income Taxation." was accepted for publishing at Oxford Economic Papers.

37. Michael J. Sattinger's paper "Income Distribution; Elgar Research Reviews in Economics" was published at pp. 23. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Classic Research Reviews/Edward Elgar.

38. Michael J. Sattinger presented "Tax Incidence with Population Growth" at Department workshop, U at Albany.

39. Michael J. Sattinger presented "Income Distribution" at Economics Club, U at Albany.

40. Michael J. Sattinger presented "The Economy After the First 100 Days" at Luncheon meeting, Jewish Community Center, Albany, NY.

41. Baris K. Yoruk published a paper "The impact of the false ID laws on alcohol consumption among young adults: New results from the NLSY97" at Journal of Health Economics. 57, pp. 191-194.

42. Baris K. Yoruk published "Health insurance coverage and risky health behaviors among young adults." at BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. 17, pp. 1-21.

43. Baris K. Yoruk published "Do minimum legal tobacco purchase age laws work? " co-authored with Ertan, C. Yoruk, at Contemporary Economic Policy. 34, pp. 415-429.

44. Baris K. Yoruk presented "Health insurance coverage and health care utilization among young adults," American Society of Health Economists Conference, July 15, 2016.

45. Baris K. Yoruk presented "Health insurance coverage and health care utilization among young adults," American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January 6, 2017.