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Alfred F. Chalk Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University

Dr. Guoqiang Tian

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Department of Economics

Texas A&M University

4228 TAMU

College Station, TX 77845-4228

USA

Phone: (979)845-7393

FAX: (979)847-8757

E-mail: gtian@tamu.edu

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Education

Dissertation

Major Fields and Concentration

Ranks in Top 500 Economists in the World

Honors and Awards

Academic Positions
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Teaching and Class Materials
Study Materials for ECMT (Mathematical economics)
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 660/460-600/500 (MW 1:50-3:05 pm), Fall 2017.
Study Materials for ECON 631 (Advanced Economic Theory)
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 631-600 (MW 4:15-5:30 pm), Fall 2017.
  2. Lecture Notes for Microeconomic Theory: ECON 631 (Chapters 13-16).
Study Materials for ECON 323 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory)
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 323-501 (TR 3:05-4:20 Class), Fall 2009.
  2. Lecture Notes for Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECON 323).
Study Materials for ECON 689-600 (Microeconomic Theory II)
  1. Lecture Notes for Microeconomic Theory: ECON 631 (Chapters 1, 7-16).
  2. COURSE SYLLABUS for the Second Half of ECON 689-600, Spring 2016.
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Books Published
Advanced Microeconomics, China Renmin University Press, 2016 (in Chinese). Based on the lecture notes at TAMU, it has been developed over the past ten years with numerous revisions and nearly doubled contents (more than 1,100 pages). This book embraces various fields and the recent development of microeconomic theory, including dynamic mechanism design theory, auction theory, matching theory, etc. It fills the vacancy of Chinese elements, and advocates pursuing academics with deep thoughts and for deep thoughts.
China's Reform: History, Logic and Future, (with Xudong Chen), China CITIC Press, 2014 (in Chinese). This book was awarded the highest honor in economic science in China (Sun Yefang award) in 2015. It provides a panoramic view and systematic analysis of the outline, difficulties and trends of China’s reform by use of the basic principles and analytical framework of modern economics in general and mechanism design in particular.
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CV: Full Version Vitae (in English), Brief-Resume (in Chinese)

Department of Economics | Texas A&M University | 4228 TAMU | College Station, TX 77845-4228 | USA

Bio: Dr. Guoqiang Tian, Alfred F. Chalk Professor of Economics, is an economic theorist with broad theoretical interests focusing on mechanism design theory, game theory, auction theory, matching theory, mathematical economics, economic transition and Chinese economy. He is currently working on mechanism design in various settings including optimal and dynamic contract design, the existence of Nash equilibrium in discontinuous games, auction with participant costs, matching issues, full characterization on fixed-point theorems and related theorems, and China's reform. Professor Tian is a recipient of the 2015 Sun Yefang Award -- the highest honor in economic science in China for his book "China's Reform: History, Logic and Future", and the Annual Great Thinker award by the China Business Network in 2016. He is a National Special-Term expert of China, and serves as Editor of Frontiers of Economics in China and Co-editor of Annals of Economics and Finance.

  1. "Guaranteed Size Ratio of Ordinally Efficient and Envy-free Mechanisms in the Assignment Problem,” (with Chao Huang), Games and Economic Behavior. pdf. , forthcoming.
  2. "Two-Agent Collusion-Proof Implementation with Correlation and Arbitrage,” (with Dawen Meng and Zhe Yang), Review of Economic Design. pdf. , forthcoming.
  3. "Equilibria in Second-Price Auctions with Private Participation Costs," (with Xiaoyong Cao, Guofu Tan, Okan Yilankaya); Economic Theory. pdf. , forthcoming.
  4. "The Blocking Lemma and Group Strategy-Proofness in Many-to-Many Matchings, (with Zhenhua Jiao) ", Games and Economic Behavior, 102 (2017), 44-55.pdf..
  5. "Full Characterizations of Minimax Inequality, Fixed Point Theorem, Saddle Point Theorem, and KKM Principle in Arbitrary Topological Spaces," Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications, 19 (2017), 1679-1693. pdf.
  6. "China under Uncertainty: Outlook, Counterfactual and Policy Simulations, and Reform Implementation: A Summary of Annual Report (2016¨C2017)," (with Kevin X. D. Huang and Yibo Yang), Frontier Economics in China, 19 (2017), 1679-1693. pdf.
  7. "On the Existence of Nash Equilibrium in Discontinuous Games," (with Rabia Nessah). Economic Theory, 61 (2016), 515-540. pdf.
  8. "The Blocking Lemma and Group Incentive Compatibility for Matching with Contracts," (with Zhenhua Jiao, Songqing Chen and Fei Yang), Mathematical Social Sciences, 82 (2016), 65-71. pdf.
  9. "On the Existence of Price Equilibrium in Economies with Excess Demand Functions," Economic Theory Bulletin, 4 (2016), 5-16. pdf.
  10. "China's Macroeconomic Outlook and Risk Assessment: Counterfactual Analysis, Policy Simulation, and Long-Term Governance – A Summary of Annual Report (2015–2016)," (with Kevin X. D. Huang), Frontiers of Economics in China, 11 (2016), 173-191. pdf.
  11. "China's Reform: History, Logic and Future," Frontiers of Economics in China, 11 (2016), 210-231. pdf.
  12. "On the Existence of Equilibria in Games with Arbitrary Strategy Spaces and Preferences," Journal of Mathematical Economics, 60 (2015), 9-16. pdf.
  13. "The Stability of Many-to-Many Matching with Max–min Preferences," (with Zhenhua Jiao), Economics Letters, 129 (2015), 52-56. pdf.
  14. "On the Existence of Strong Nash Equilibria," (with Rabia Nessah), Journal of Mathematical Analysis and and Applications, 414 (2014), 871-885. pdf.
  15. "The Nature and Avoidance of the 'Middle Income Trap'," (with Xudong Chen), Frontiers of Economics in China, 9 (2014), 347-369.pdf.
  16. "Multi-task Incentive Contract and Performance Measurement with Multidimensional Types," (with Dawen Meng), Games and Economic Behavior, 77 (2013), 377-404.pdf.
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  1. "Relativity, Inequality, and Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation\\ in an Open Economy, (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao) ", April, 2017/revised August, 2017.pdf.
  2. "Priority-Based Affirmative Action in School Choice, (with Zhenhua Jiao) ", October, 2016/revised July, 2017.pdf.
  3. "On Risk Compensation to Prudent Decision Makerr," (with Yougong Tian), ", January, 2016/revised December, 2016.pdf.
  4. "On Ratifiability of Efficient Cartel Mechanism in First-Price Auctions with Participation Costs and Information Leakage," (with Shao-Chieh Hsueh and Xiaoyong Cao), ", January, 2013/revised July, 2017.pdf.
  5. "Characterizing Higher-Order Ross More Risk Aversion by Comparison of Risk Compensation," (with Yougong Tian), ", August, 2016/revised November, 2016.pdf.
  6. "A Theory of Wage-Setting Mechanisms with Human Capital Investment," (with Darong Dai), ", March, 2016/revised February, 2017.pdf.
  7. "Toward Longer Investment: Authority vs. Inclusive Governance," (with Darong Dai), ", September, 2015/revised February, 2017.pdf.
  8. "The Blocking Lemma and Group Strategy-Proofness in Many-to-Many Matchings, (with Zhenhua Jiao) ", May, 2015/revised August, 2015, Games and Economic Behavior.pdf., forthcoming.
  9. "Efficiency and Respecting Improvements in College Admissions," (with Zhenhua Jiao), ", December, 2014/revised July, 2017.pdf.
  10. "The Blocking Lemma and Group Incentive Compatibility for Matching with Contracts," (with Zhenhua Jiao, Songqing Chen and Fei Yang), revised August, 2015;Mathematical Social Sciences, 82 (2016), 65-71. pdf.
  11. "The Stability of Many-to-Many Matching with Max–min Preferences," (with Zhenhua Jiao), (with Zhenhua Jiao), revised November, 2014; published in Economics Letters, 129 (2015) 52-56. pdf.
  12. "Toward Cooperative Capitalism, (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao) ", March, 2014/revised August, 2015.pdf.
  13. "Matching with Couples: Semi-Stability and Algorithm, (with Zhiasan Jiang) ", November, 2013/revised November, 2014.pdf.
  14. "Entry-Deterring Nonlinear Pricing with Bounded Rationality,", (with Dawen Meng) August, 2013/revised May, 2014.pdf.
  15. " Full Characterization on Fixed-Point Theorems, Minimax Inequalities and Related Theorems,", November, 2012/revised July, 2016, Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications.pdf., forthcoming.
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  1. "'Double First-class' Construction and China's Contribution to Economics Development," Journal of Finance and Economics, 10 (2016), 35-49. pdf.
  2. "Nature of Modern Economics (II)," Academic Monthly, 8 (2016), 5-15. pdf.
  3. "Nature of Modern Economics (I)," Academic Monthly, 7 (2016), 5-19. pdf.
  4. "Sima Qian's Economic Thought of Governance by Convention and Its Contemporary Significance," (with Xudong Chen), Journal of Finance and Economics, 7 (2016), 63-74. pdf.
  5. "The Emphasis and Difficulties of the Supply-side Structural Reform," Frontiers, 14 (2016), 22-32. pdf.
  6. "Interpreting the Slowdown in China's Economic Growth without Undue Anxiety," People's Tribune, 21 (2016), 80-82. pdf.
  7. "China's Reform-History, Logic and Future," (with Xudong Chen), Study Monthly, 5 (2016), 56. pdf.
  8. "Market-oriented Interest Rate, Deposit Insurance System and Bank Runs," (with Yupu Zhao and Rukai Gong), Economic Research Journal, 3 (2016), 96-109. (the best Chinese economics journal).pdf.
  9. "Addressing the Dilemma of Transition and Growth through Market-oriented Reform," People's Tribune, 5 (2016), 88-90. pdf.
  10. “New Normal of Economy and Innovation of Economics—In Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Economic Research Journal: Development Direction and Innovation Path of Economics in China,” Economic Research Journal, 12 (2015), 13-16. (the best Chinese economics journal).pdf.
  11. "The Transformation of the Driving Force for Development and the Construction of Institutional Governance at the New Stage of China's Economic Development," (with Xudong Chen), Journal of the Party School of the Central Committee of the C.P.C., 5 (2015), 71-81. doc.
  12. “China's Economic Development Potential Lies in Deepening Market-oriented Reform,” (with Xudong Chen), People's Tribune, 26 (2015), 20-21, 256. pdf.
  13. “Building First-class Faculty Team by Innovating the Personnel System—An Exploration on the Tenure-track System by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2004-2014),” (with Xudong Chen and Yanhui Liu), Higher Education Review, 1 (2015), 45-56. pdf.
  14. “How Can China Avoid the 'Middle Income Trap'—A Perspective from Institutional Transition and State Governance,” (with Xudong Chen), Academic Monthly, 5 (2015), 18-27. pdf.
  15. “The Breakthrough Points for Reconstructing Government and Business Relation in the New Period,” (with Xudong Chen), People's Tribune, 5 (2015), 19-21. pdf.
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