The Econometrics Game
The econometrics game is a day-long competition where competing teams are given a dataset and fourteen hours to devise and answer a question of economic importance. The prompt in 2016 was to investigate the economic assimilation of immigrants, and my team came in second out of nine teams.
For our final project in Econometrics B during the winter of 2016, my friend Leila and I studied the role of US political interests in the allocation of funds by the World Bank and International Development Association.
I took Time-Dependent Data during the winter of 2016, and my final project analyzed climate trends in Central England from the 17th century to the present using time-series techniques.
I took Experimental Economics during the spring of 2015, and my team designed a field experiment around Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to investigate motivating factors behind gift-reciprocity in labor markets.
Just for Fun
In 2014, my friend Albert and I played a lot of flappy bird and compared our scores to a geometric distribution.
During the summer of 2015, I interned at China Life Insurance in Beijing, and did research on risk factors in China’s stock market, dynamic portfolio selection, and the turn of the month effect.
- Dynamic Portfolio Selection in the U.S. (August 2015)
- Common Risk Factors in China’s A Shares (August 2015)
- Exploiting the Turn of the Month effect in China and Hong Kong (July 2015)
- The Turn of the Month effect in Hong Kong and China (July 2015)
- A brief analysis of the Turn of the Month effect in the U.S. (July 2015)