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K. (Kan) Ji




TiasNimbas Business School

 

Expertise

Public economics with specialization in flat income taxes and the effects of tax policies

Application of econometric tools in public economics and development economics, for example, how resource abundance affects China's economic development, the causes and consequences of flat income taxes, and the effect of tax policies on credit spreads.

Chinese Economy

 

 

Job Market Candidate

Dissertation

Essays on Tax Policy, Institutions and Output (supervised by Jan Magnus and Pavel Cizek)

Pre-defense Date: April 19th, 2013

Defense Date: November 8th, 2013

 

Working Paper

  • Ji, K., Qian, Z., (2013). Does the tax policy affect credit spreads: Evidences from the U.S. and U.K., under review
  • Ji, K., Ligthart, J., (2012). The causes and consequences of the flat income tax, under review

 

Work in Progress

  • Dress-up Contest in China (with R. Wang and W. Wang)
  • Sovereign Credit Risk and Macroeconomic Dynamics in Japan: Two-Way Linkage with Regime Switching (with Z. Qian)

Key words

Publications

Principal publications
  • Ji, K., Magnus, J.R., & Wang, W.  Natural resources, institutional quality, and economic growth in China (Early version of this paper is CentER Discussion Paper, 2010-109, 2010-109) , Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming.
  • Fang, Y., Ji, K.,  & Zhao, Y., Re-examining the ``Curse of Resources'' in China, World Economy, 4, 144--160, 2011 (in Chinese)
 

Laguages

Mandarin Chinese (native)

Cantonese Chinese (speaking and listening)

English (fluent)

Japanese [fluent, Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, Level N1 (top level)]

Dutch (beginner)


Computer Skils

STATA, Matlab, EViews, SPSS, LaTeX


Honors and Awards

  • Koopmans Scholarship (awarded for top 1% master students), Tilburg University, 2009
  • Award for Excellent Bachelor Thesis, Sichuan University, 2007
  • Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Sichuan University (awarded for top 1% undergraduate students), 2007
  • Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Sichuan University (awarded for top 1% undergraduate students), 2006
  • Research Scholarship, Sichuan University, 2006
  • Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Sichuan University (awarded for top 1% undergraduate students), 2005
  • Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Sichuan University (awarded for top 1% undergraduate students), 2004


Education

2010.09 - 2013 (expected): PhD candidate, CentER, Tilburg University

2009.09 - 2010.08: Research MSc, Economics, Tilburg University

2007.09 - 2009.08: M.S., Economics, Xiamen University

2005.09-2007-08: B.A., Japanese (minor, cum laude), Sichuan University

2003.09 - 2007.08: B.A., Economics (major, cum laude), Sichuan University

 

Publications

Principal publications
  • Ji, K., Magnus, J.R., & Wang, W.  Natural resources, institutional quality, and economic growth in China (Early version of this paper is CentER Discussion Paper, 2010-109, 2010-109) , Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming.
  • Fang, Y., Ji, K.,  & Zhao, Y., Re-examining the ``Curse of Resources'' in China, World Economy, 4, 144--160, 2011 (in Chinese)

Conferences

68th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Taormina/Sicily, Italy, August,2013

Graduate Students' Society Seminar, Tilburg University, October, 2012

68th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Dresden, Germany, August, 2012

Internal Seminar, WISE, Xiamen University, April, 2008

 

 

Teaching

  • Instructor, Macroeconomics I for Internatiional Business and Administration, Tilburg University, 2012-2013
  • Instructor, Macroeconomics I for Internatiional Business and Administration, Tilburg University, 2011-2012

(Teaching evaluation: 4.50 on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1=poor and 5=excellent; higher than year's average 3.89)

  • teaching assistant, Economic Growth and Institutions (undergraduate), Tilburg University, 2011-2012
  • Instructor, Macroeconomics I for Internatiional Business and Administration, Tilburg University, 2010-2011

(Teaching evaluation: 3.92 on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1=poor and 5=excellent; higher than year's average 3.74)

Other activities

  • Reacher Assistant to Ying Fang, WISE, Xiamen University, 2008--2009

- Working with academic members to translating the Book "China's Great Economic Transformation", edited by Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski, 2009

- Research project: ``The Effects of Institutions on Economic Growth Performance in China'', 2008--2009

  • Research Assistant, Sichuan University, 2005

- Research Project: ``Economic Growth Engines in Underdeveloped Region in Western China'', National Social Science Fund Project

Contact details
Room K 302A
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 4008
Secretary+31 13 466 2416
Email k.ji@tilburguniversity.edu

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Last amended: 26 July 2013

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