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Ke Yang

Prof Yang

Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance
Phone: 860 768 5078, Room 416
kyang@hartford.edu






Courses:

EC 211
Principles of Microeconomics

QNT 230
Business Statistics

Quantitative
Decision Making

Ke Yang joined the Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance at the Barney School as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2008. Dr. Yang's research interest lies in the broad field of applied econometrics, with a specialized emphasis in nonparametric regressions and their applications in empirical economic studies. His recent papers focus on some recently developed kernel regression techniques aiming at additive model and panel data models. He also works on applying the nonparametric method to the production function estimation and health economics. Dr. Yang has published in journals like Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Economics and Human Biology, Economics Bulletins and presented at multiple econometric conferences and seminars.

Education:
Ph.D. in Economics, Oregon State University, 2005
B.S. in Economics, Nankai University, 1995

Research Interests:
Nonparametric econometrics; Applied econometrics in health economics and labor economics

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:
“More efficient local polynomial regression with random-effects panel data models", Revised & Resubmitted at Econometric Review.

“Semi-Parametric Regression Models and Connecticut’s Non-Profit Hospital Costs", with Jeffrey P. Cohen and Jeffrey P. Osleeb, Resubmission Invited at Regional Science and Urban Economics.

“Nonparametric regression on panel data models with binary responses: a survey", Forthcoming at Southwestern Economic Review.

“An improved local-linear estimator for nonparametric regression with autoregressive errors", Economics Bulletin, 2013, Vol. 33 No. 1 pp. 19-27.

“Multivariate local polynomial regression with autocorrelated errors", Economics Bulletin, 2012, Vol. 32 No. 4 pp. 3298-3305.

“Limit-pricing and learning-by-doing: a dynamic game with incomplete information", International journal of Business and Economics, 2010, Vol.9, N0. 3, pp. 201-212.

“Brainstorm: Occupational choice, bipolar illness and creativity", with Carol Horton Tremblay and Shawna Grosskopf, Economics and Human Biology, 2010, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 233-241.

“Finite sample performance of kernel-based regression methods for nonparametric additive models under common bandwidth selection criterion," with Carlos Martins-Filho, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 2007, Volume 19, Issue 1 , pp. 23-62.

Recent Presentations:
“Semi-Parametric Regression Models and Connecticut’s Non-Profit Hospital Costs", 2013 Spatial Econometric Association World Conference, Washington D.C., July 2013

“Semi-Parametric Regression Models and Connecticut’s Non-Profit Hospital Costs", 2013 Eastern Economic Association Conference, New York, NY, May, 2013

“Multivariate local polynomial regression with autocorrelated errors", 2012 Meetings of the Midwest Econometrics Group, Lexington, Kentucky, September, 2012.

“More Efficient Local Polynomial Regression with Random-Effects Panel Data Models", The 2011North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, Denver, CO, January 2011.

“More Efficient Local Polynomial Regression with Random-Effects Panel Data Models", 2009 Meetings of the Midwest Econometrics Group, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, September 11-12, 2009.

“Local polynomial regression on random-effects panel data models", Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, New York City, February 27- March 1, 2009.

Recent Achievements and Honors:
 
- Educational Technology Grant, University of Hartford ($5,000) 2012

- Travel grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBER ($1,000) 2006

- University Summer Research Grants, College of Business, Alfred University ($3,000) 2006, 2007

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