I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics and a Noyce Fellow at UC-Irvine. My focus is on Data Science, Industrial Organization, and Machine Learning.

CV

Ph.D. in Economics (STEM), University of California-Irvine, 2023 (expected)

M.A. in Economics, University of California-Irvine, 2019

M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

B.A. in Economics, National Chung Cheng University, 2014



Research

"Choice and Backward Spillovers in the Film Industry"
Abstract:
There are wide discrepancies in consumer preference between choosing theater movies and videos. Rather than working with box office revenues, I use weekly video sales data and a demand model to investigate factors that influence consumer purchasing decisions and recover the cost structure of the market. In particular, I find evidence of the existence of the director's backward spillover effect. The counterfactual of merger simulation demonstrates how the market reacts to a structural adjustment.
"Decision Parity with Asymmetric loss on Loan Inquiries"
Abstract:
Comparing to traditional credit that generates the credit reports, we use the unique proprietary alternative credit data from Experian to investigate the classification algorithm in situations with asymmetric loss. With a deep neural network, by assessing the risk of applicants, we aim to understand issues of algorithmic fairness in credit ratings and construct an optimal decision rule on loan inquiries.

"Geography of Leisure: Indexing with Expenditures and Time Spending Measurements"

"Random Coefficient Logit Model with MCMC Algorithms"

Master Research Group (UW-Madison)

Industrial Organization Reading Group (UC-Irvine)

Notes

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    Teaching

    University of California, Irvine

    ECON 105A: Intermediate Quantitative Economics I, Prof. Jiawei Chen (2020 Fall)
    OH: Mon. 5:30-7:30 pm by Calendly appointments: schedule a meeting
    Asynchronous Discussion Sections: video link available on Canvas

    Discussion Handout:

    ECON 13: Global Economy, Dr. George Sarraf (2020 Summer II)
    OH: Wed. 4:00-5:30 pm by Calendly appointments: schedule a meeting
    Asynchronous Discussion Sections: video link available on Canvas

    Discussion Handout:

    ECON 134A: Corporate Finance, Prof. Ahmad Sohrabian (2020 Summer I)
    OH: Wed. 3:30-5:00 pm only by Calendly appointments: schedule a meeting
    Asynchronous Discussion Sections: Tue. 7:00-7:50 pm (video link available on Canvas)

    Discussion Handout:

    ECON 142CW: Industrial Organization III, Prof. Jiawei Chen (2020 Spring)
    OH: Thur. 3-5 pm only by Calendly appointments: schedule a meeting

    Handout:

    SOC SCI 10B: Probability and Statistics, Dr. Jonathan Lui (2020 Winter)
    OH: Tue. 3:30-5:30 pm (SSPA 3182)

    Lab Sections:

    Lab-6 Wed. 12-1 pm (MSTB 226)

    Lab-7 Thur. 9-10 am (ALP 3610)

    Handout:

    ECON 13: Global Economy, Dr. George Sarraf (2019 Fall)
    OH: Tue. 4-5 pm (SSPA 3182)
    ELC: Tue. 3-4 pm (SST 165)

    Discussion Sections:

    A1 Mon. 7-8 pm (SST 220A)

    A2 Mon. 8-9 pm (SST 220A)

    Discussion Handout:

    ECON 100C: Intermediate Economics III, Prof. Brian Jenkins (2019 Spring)
    OH: Wed. 3-5 pm (SST 228)
    ELC: Wed. 2-3 pm (SST 165)

    Discussion Sections:

    B1 Thur. 5-6 pm (SE 101)

    B2 Thur. 6-7 pm (SE 101)

    Discussion Handout:

    ECON 20A: Basic Economics I, Prof. William Branch (2019 Winter)
    OH: Mon. 11-12 am (SST 228)
    ELC: Wed. 1-2 pm (SST 165)

    Discussion Sections:

    A6 Wed. 2-3 pm (SST 220A)

    A7 Wed. 3-4 pm (SST 220A)

    Discussion Handout:

    EconLive:

    Registration

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    ECON 20B: Basic Economics II, Dr. Neerja Aggarwal (2018 Fall)
    OH: Mon. 6-7 pm (SST 228)
    ELC: Mon. 3-4 pm (SST 165)

    Discussion Sections:

    A1 Mon. 5-6 pm (SST 220A)

    A7 Thur. 6-7 pm (DBH 1200)

    Discussion Handout:

    National Chung Cheng University

    Game Theory (I), Prof. Meng-Chi Tang (2013 Fall)