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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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Ranks in Top 500 Economists in the World

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Teaching and Class Materials
Study Materials for ECON 323 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory) for Spring 2022
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 323-501 (MW 11:30 am-12:45 pm), Spring 2022.
  2. Lecture Notes for Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECON 323).
Study Materials for ECMT 660/ECON 460 (Mathematical economics) for Fall 2021
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 660/460-600/500 (TR 1:05-2:20 pm), Fall 2021.
  2. Lecture Notes for Mathematical Economics: ECMT 660/ECON 460.
Study Materials for ECON 631 (Advanced Economic Theory III) for Fall 2021
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 631-600 (TR 8:20-9:35 am), Fall 2021.
  2. Lecture Notes for Microeconomic Theory: ECON 631 (Chapters 16-22).
Study Materials for ECON 630 (Advanced Economic Theory II) for Spring 2021
  1. COURSE SYLLABUS for ECON 630-600 (TR 13:30 pm-14:45 pm), Spring 2021.
  2. Lecture Notes for Microeconomic Theory: ECON 630.
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Books Published
Collected Works of Guoqiang Tian (5 Volumes, more than 2 million words), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press, 2018 (in Chinese). This collection of 138 Chinese academic papers written from 1982-2018 covers a wide range of topics in China's reform and opening-up, addresses major issues arising in this 40-year journey through a comprehensive analysis from theory, practice and history, and provides practical policy suggestions.
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 research interests focusing on mechanism design theory, game theory, auction theory, matching theory, mathematical economics, economic transition and the 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 participation 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 serves as Editor of Frontiers of Economics in China and Co-editor of Annals of Economics and Finance.

  1. "Voting over Selfishly Optimal Income Tax Schedules with Tax-driven Migrations," (with Darong Dai), Social Choice and Welfare, published online. pdf.
  2. "Dynamic Mechanism Design on Social Networks," (with Dawen Meng and Lei Sun), Games and Economic Behavior, 131 (2022), 84-120. pdf.
  3. "The Competitive and Welfare Effects of Long-term Contracts with Network Externalities and Bounded Rationality," (with Dawen Meng), Economic Theory, 72 (2021), 337–375. pdf.
  4. "Toward Longer Investment: Is an Inclusive Regime Always Better than an Authoritarian One?" (with Darong Dai), Economic Modelling, 98 (2021), 41–68. pdf.
  5. "On the Ratifiability of Efficient Cartel Mechanisms in First-Price Auctions with Participation Costs and Information Leakage," (with Xiaoyong Cao and Shao-Chieh Hsueh), Oxford Economic Papers, 73 (2021), 446-459. pdf.
  6. "From Industrial Policy to Competition Policy: A Discussion based on Two Debates," China Economic Review, 62 (2020), Article 101505. pdf.
  7. "On the Efficiency of Wage-Setting Mechanisms with Search Frictions and Human Capital Investment," (with Darong Dai), Annals of Economics and Finance, 21 (2020), 1-40. pdf.
  8. "Relativity, Mobility, and Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation in an Open Economy," (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 172 (2020), 57-82. pdf.
  9. "State Aid in Government Procurement," (with Xiaoyong Cao and Jiong Gong), The World Economy, 00 (2020), 1-14. pdf.
  10. "Promote Competitive Neutrality to Facilitate China's Economic Development: Outlook, Policy Simulations, and Reform Implementation - A Summary of the Annual SUFE Macroeconomic Report (2019–2020)," (with Kevin X.D. Huang and Zixi Liu), Frontiers of Economics in China, 15 (2020), 1-24. pdf.
  11. "Optimal Interregional Redistribution and Local Borrowing Rules under Migration and Asymmetric Information," (with Darong Dai and Liqun Liu), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 21 (2019), 1266-1285. pdf.
  12. "Two Differential Games between Rent-Seeking Politicians and Capitalists: Implications for Economic Growth," (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao), International Game Theory Review, 21 (2019), 1-30. pdf.
  13. "Market-oriented Interest Rate, Deposit Insurance System and Bank Runs: A Dynamic Model Perspective," (with Yupu Zhao and Rukai Gong), China Political Economy, 2 (2019), 53-72 (Originally published in Chinese in Economic Research Journal). pdf.
  14. "Interregional Redistribution and Budget Institutions with Private Information on Intergenerational Externality," (with Darong Dai, Liqun Liu), Review of Economic Design, 23 (2019), 127-154. pdf.
  15. "Responsive Affirmative Action in School Choice: A Comparison Study,'' (with Zhenhua Jiao), Economics Letters, 181 (2019), 140-145.pdf.
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  1. "Optimal Interregional Redistribution and Local Budget Rules with Multidimensional Heterogeneity," (with Darong Dai), February, 2021/revised December, 2021. pdf.
  2. "Optimal Regional Insurance Provision: Do Federal Transfers Complement Local Debt?" (with Darong Dai, Weige Huang and Liqun Liu), September, 2019/revised December, 2021. pdf.
  3. "Stability and Efficiency in Dynamic Matching with Transfers," (with Yizheng Chen), October, 2019/revised December, 2021. pdf.
  4. "From Industrial Policy to Competition Policy: A Discussion based on Two Debates," September, 2019/June, 2020. China Economic Review, 62 (2020), Article 101505. pdf.
  5. "Voting over Selfishly Optimal Income Tax Schedules with Tax-Driven Migrations, (with Darong Dai)",July, 2018/revised January, 2020.Social Choice and Welfare, published online. pdf.
  6. "The Competitive and Welfare Effects of Long-term Contracts with Network Externalities and Bounded Rationality," (with Dawen Meng), August, 2013/revised October, 2019. Economic Theory, 72 (2021), 337–375. pdf.
  7. "On Responsiveness of Two Competing Mechanisms to Affirmative Action in School Choice,” (with Zhenhua Jiao and Ziyang Shen), October, 2016/revised August, 2019. pdf.
  8. "Relativity, Mobility, and Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation in an Open Economy," (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao), April, 2017/revised January, 2020. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 172 (2020), 57-82. pdf.
  9. "On the Ratifiability of Efficient Cartel Mechanisms in First-Price Auctions with Participation Costs and Information Leakage," (with Xiaoyong Cao and Shao-Chieh Hsueh), January, 2013/revised October, 2018. Oxford Economic Papers, 73(1) (2021), 446-459. pdf.
  10. "On the Efficiency of Wage-Setting Mechanisms with Search Frictions and Human Capital Investment," (with Darong Dai), March, 2016/revised February, 2017. Annals of Economics and Finance, 21 (2020), 1-40. pdf.
  11. "Interregional Redistribution and Budget Institutions with Private Information on Intergenerational Externality," (with Darong Dai and Liqun Liu), September, 2018. Review of Economic Design, 23 (2019), 127-154. pdf.
  12. "Two Differential Games between Rent-Seeking Politicians and Capitalists: Implications for Economic Growth," (with Darong Dai and Wenzheng Gao), March, 2014/revised August, 2015. International Game Theory Review, 21 (2019), 1-30. pdf.
  13. "Deceleration of China's Economic Growth: Causes and Countermeasures", August, 2018. Frontiers of Economics in China, 14 (2019), 3-25. pdf
  14. "Optimal Interregional Redistribution under Migration and Asymmetric Information, (with Darong Dai and Liqun Liu)", July, 2018. 6. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 21 (2019), 1266-1285. pdf.
  15. "Sequential Nonlinear Pricing of Experience Goods With Network Effects," (with Dawen Meng), October, 2018. pdf.
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  1. "Local Government Debt and Interbank Business: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Evidence," (with Xuxia Zhao), China Economic Quarterly, forthcoming. pdf.
  2. "Thinking Mode and Key Research Methods of Chinese Economics," Exploration and Free Views, 8 (2021), 18-24+177. pdf.
  3. "Smooth Economic Circulation: Difficulties and Breakthroughs," People's Tribune: Frontiers, 5 (2021), 6-14. pdf.
  4. "Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 and Three Elements of State Governance and Development, in Special Articles for Studying and Implementing the Spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee (II)," Economic Research Journal, 56 (2021), 14-18. (the best Chinese economics journal). pdf.
  5. "Economic Policy Uncertainty and the Creation of Bank Liquidity: Empirical Evidence from China," (with Shuangjian Li), Economic Research Journal, 11(2020), 19-35. (the best Chinese economics journal) pdf.
  6. "Bank Competition and Bank Risk-taking Channel of Monetary Policy: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," (with Shuangjian Li), Management World, 4 (2020), 149-167. pdf.
  7. "Short-term Measures and Suggestions on Government, Market and Social Governance During Epidemic Challenge," Journal of Hubei University of Economics, 2 (2020), 5-9. pdf.
  8. "Report of China Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast (2019-2020)," (with China Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast project team), New Finance, 2 (2020), 12-16. pdf.
  9. "China's Reform and Opening-up and Great Power Strategy in the Changing Global Landscape," Social Science Front, 12 (2019), 60-66. pdf.
  10. "China’s Reform and Opening-up from the 70 Years of Development, in A Series of Essays on Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China: 70 Years of Economics in China - Retrospect and Prospect (I),” Economic Research Journal, 9 (2019), 22-24. pdf.
  11. "The Dynamic Linkage between Financial System Efficiency and Local Government Debt: A Double Analysis Perspective of the Financing Woes of Private Enterprises," (with Xuxia Zhao), Economic Research Journal, 8 (2019), 4-20. pdf.
  12. "Policy Coordination and Reform Response for China’s High-quality Economic Development," Academic Monthly, 5 (2019), 32-38. pdf.
  13. "Speech at the 90th Anniversary Forum of the Institute of Economics on China's Economy, Knowledge System and Discipline Development," Economic Perspectives, 6 (2019), 34-35. pdf.
  14. "Causes of the Deceleration of China's Economic Growth," Study & Exploration, 4 (2018), 5-15. pdf.
  15. "The 19th CPC Congress and the New Mission and Task of Comprehensive Deepening of Reform," People's Tribune: Frontiers, 2 (2018), 6-13. pdf.
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