Kai Zhao

Subject Areas: Macroeconomics, Public Finance

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Ph.D., Economics, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2011

— T. Merritt Brown Thesis Prize for best doctoral dissertation in Economics (UWO), 2011
— Third Year Graduate Paper Award (UWO) (best paper by a third year PhD student), 2007-2008

Courses Taught:
— MA Macro
— Macroeconomic Theory II (PhD core)

Selected Publications

“The Impact of the Correlation between Health Expenditure and Survival Probability on the Demand for Insurance”,  European Economic Review, forthcoming.

“Social Security and the Rise in Health Spending,” Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 64, May 2014.

“War Finance and the Baby Boom,” Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 17(3), July 2014.

“Home Production and the Welfare Cost of Labor Supply Tax Distortions”, Applied Economics Letters, Volume 20(1), 2013 (with John Whalley)

“Social Security, Differential Fertility, and the Dynamics of the Earnings Distribution,The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions), 2011, 11(1), Article 26.