Prof. Yushi Jiang ,
School of economics and management, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Brief introduction of research experience:
Jiang Yushi, Professor, doctoral supervisor, postdoctoral student in psychology of Peking University, under the guidance of Professor Zhou Xiaolin, a famous psychology expert in China, once served as the director of Admissions Office of Graduate School of Southwest Jiaotong University and the director of marketing department of School of economics and management of Southwest Jiaotong University. At the same time, he is also a director of the Marketing Research Association of China's institutions of higher learning, a communication review expert of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a communication review expert of the degree of the Ministry of education. In May 2018, it won the "Tang Lixin excellent teacher" award of Southwest Jiaotong University; in 2017, it won the honorary title of "2014-2017 international cooperation and exchange advanced individual"; in October 2017, it was selected into the national talent pool of ten thousand excellent innovation and entrepreneurship mentors, member of China Marketing Association, review expert of China marketing competition, expert of Sichuan entrepreneurship Association, Sichuan market Member of Marketing Association, special expert of Chengdu Personnel Bureau, deputy director of Human Factors Engineering Research Institute of Southwest Jiaotong University, deputy director of logistics and Emergency Management Research Institute, executive deputy director of western harmonious labor relations research center, review expert of Journal of Marketing Science (JMS), review expert of Management Journal of Review experts of system engineering theory and practice, Journal of psychology, Nankai management review, Journal of information system, etc. He once served as the director of the marketing department, Secretary of the Party branch, deputy director of MBA center, deputy director of EDP center, and deputy head of the eight
Prof. Roger White
Whittier College, Department of Economics
Chair of the Department of Economics
Culture Economics, Economic Globalization, International Migration, International Trade, Multidimensional Poverty
Brief introduction of your research experience:
Roger's research largely focuses on topics relating to cross-societal cultural differences/distance, the immigrant-trade link, immigration policy/history, public opinion towards economic globalization, and the consequences of increased international trade for domestic labor. He has worked on additional topics related to international trade (e.g., determinants of exporting behavior and the distance puzzle) and development-related topics such as multidimensional poverty and microfinance. His primary objective is to contribute empirical studies that foster a greater understanding of economic phenomena (generally) and, specifically, of international interactions. Roger is the author of more than forty published research articles and book chapters, and he is the author or editor of seven books.
Cross-societal Cultural Differences and International Trade
Abstract: In recent decades, data have become available to estimate the cultural distance (i.e., differences) between international trading partners. A growing literature has verified a negative relationship between cultural distance and bilateral trade flows. The rationale for the relationship is that such differences act as an additional trade cost and, thus, diminishes potential trade flows. Sufficient data are now available to both estimate the extent of cross-societal cultural differences at various points in time and to quantify changes in cultural differences. In this talk, I introduce the measurement of cultural distance, demonstrate the corresponding trade-inhibiting effects, and discuss how the cultural distance-international trade nexus has evolved over the past half century.
Assoc. Prof. Tomoki FUJII,
School of Economics, Singapore Management University, Japan
Development, Environment, Applied econometrics, Health, Statistics
Do Natural Disasters Cause Domestic Violence?: A study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake
This study estimates the impact of exposure to the 2015 Nepal Earthquake on intimate partner violence with two rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys data. Using differences-in-differences estimation, we find that exposure to the earthquake lead to a statistically and economically significant increase in intimate partner violence in the urban areas but not in the rural areas. This is possibly due to an increase in the stress felt by the victims. We also offer some evidence that the impact heterogeneity between the urban and rural areas is attributable to the differences in the reconstruction processes and assistance provided.