Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance
Phone: 860 768 5078, Room 416
Ke Yang joins the Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance at the Barney School as a Assistant Professor of Economics in the Fall of 2008. Dr. Yang has taught at Alfred University in the past three years as an Assistant Professor of Economics after he finished his Ph.D. in economics at Oregon State University in 2005.
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 the estimation efficiency of some recently developed kernel regression techniques aiming at additive model and models with non-spherical error structures. He also works on applying the nonparametric method to the production function estimation and health economics. Dr. Yang has published in the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics and presented at multiple econometric conferences and seminars.
Research Interests and Working Papers:
Tremblay, Carol H. Grosskopf, Shawna and Yang, Ke (2006) "Brainstorm: manic depression, occupational choice and creativity'', under review.
"Comparison of kernel estimators for longitudinal/panel data using a plug-in bandwidth'', (with Carlos Martins-Filho), 2006, working paper.
"Local linear estimators for nonparametric models with AR(p)-errors: a simulation study'', (with Carlos Martins-Filho), 2006, working paper
"The impact of Americanization on the research productivity of foreign-born scientists: a nonparametric analysis'', 2007, in progress
"An efficient local polynomial estimator in the presence of dependent errors'', 2007, in progress
Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:
"Finite sample performance of kernel-based regression methods for nonparametric additive models under common bandwidth selection criterion'', presented at Midwest Econometric Group, 16th Annual Meeting, University of Cincinnati, October 2006
"Finite sample performance of backfitting, marginal integration and two stage estimators under common bandwidth selection criterion'', presented at Midwest Econometric Group, 14th Annual Meeting, Northwestern University, October 2004
Recent Achievements and Honors:
Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Economics, Oregon State University 2004
Emery Castle Graduate Scholarship in Economics, Oregon State University 2004