Ron Yang

I am a Lazear Liang Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for the 2022-2023 academic year.

In July 2023, I will join the Strategy and Business Economics Division at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business as an Assistant Professor.

I received my Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in May 2022.

CV: Link (Updated 2022/05/30)

Working Papers

(Don't) Take Me Home: Home Preference and the Effect of Self-Driving Trucks on Interstate Trade (Job Market Paper) [Paper]

Awards: Urban Economics Association 2021 Student Prize (Honourable Mention)

From Market Making to Matchmaking: Does Bank Regulation Harm Market Liquidity? (with Gideon Saar, Jian Sun, and Haoxiang Zhu) [Paper, Appendix, SSRN] [Accepted, Review of Financial Studies]

Media: Bloomberg

Work in Progress

Costs in the Freight Railroad Industry (with Pedro Degiovanni)

Roadside Infrastructure, Parking, and Electric Trucks (with Frank Pinter)

Teaching and Resources

Undergraduate Sophomore Tutorial: Deconstructing + Reconstructing Markets (Co-Instructor, Harvard University, Spring 2020)



Ph.D. Industrial Organization II (Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, Spring 2019)

Moment Inequalities Cookbook: Practical guide to moment inequalities and inference, based on "Alternative Models for Moment Inequalities" (Pakes 2010) and "A Practical Two-Step Method for Testing Moment Inequalities" (Romano-Shaikh-Wolf 2014).

Single-Agent Dynamic Discrete Choice: Discussion of construction, identification, and estimation of single-agent DDC models, using both Rust Nested Fixed Point and Hotz-Miller CCP methods.

Dynamic Games: Discussion of dynamic games estimation using Pakes-Ostrovsky-Berry Inversion and Bajari-Benkard-Levin Simulation methods, and Markov-Perfect industry dynamics a la Ericson-Pakes.


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