This talk will describe successful applications of market design in public policy from education, health, and technology settings.
Location: Tower B Ballroom
Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management, National University of Singapore and President of Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)
Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Professor Bernard Yeung
Program is subjected to change. Updated on 12 April 2018.
Professor Parag A. Pathak
Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics,MIT
Parag A. Pathak is the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics at MIT, founding co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design, and founder of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a laboratory focused on education, human capital, and the income distribution. Pathak has helped to design the Boston, Chicago, Denver, Newark, New Orleans, New York, and Washington DC school choice systems. His work on market design and education was garnered numerous recognitions including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the 2016 Social Choice and Welfare prize. He has also authored leading studies on charter schools, high school reform, selective education, and school vouchers. Pathak is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has served on the editorial boards of Econometrica, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy.
Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management, National University of Singapore
President, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)
Bernard Yeung is the Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management and President of the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. He has also served as the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and at the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988.
Professor Yeung has published widely in academic journals covering topics in Finance, Economics, and Strategy; his writing also appears in top-tier media publications such as The Financial Times, Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.
He has also won several scholarly honours and awards for academic excellence, including the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award (2013) from the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division of the Academy of Management and Teaching Excellence Awards in NYU’s Stern School of Business and University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business.
Professor Yeung is a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in Singapore. He was a member of the Economic Strategies Committee in Singapore (2009) and also a member of the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (2010 -2013).
Professor Yeung sits on the 3rd Advisory Board of the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Advisory Council of the Economics and Management School of Wuhan University, and an independent Non-executive Director of the Bank of China (BOC) Aviation Limited.
Professor Yeung received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.