Kai "Jackie" Zhao

Assistant Professor

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Subject Areas: Macroeconomics, Public Finance

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:
— Quantitative Macro (PhD field)
— Macroeconomic Theory II (PhD core)

Selected Publications

1. “The Chinese Saving Rate: Long-Term Care Risks, Family Insurance, and Demographics”. (with Ayse İmrohoroğlu)  Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 96, June 2018.

2. “Social Insurance, Private Health Insurance and Individual Welfare“,  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 78, May 2017.

3. “The Impact of the Correlation between Health Expenditure and Survival Probability on the Demand for Insurance”,  European Economic Review, Volume 75, April 2015.

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

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

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

Kai Zhao
Contact Information
Phone+1 860 486 4326
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location349 Oak Hall
Office HoursTuesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm