Kaiji Chen

Associate Professor

Office: Rich 321

Phone: 404-727-2944

Email: kaiji.chen@emory.edu

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  • PhD, Economics, University of Southern California, 2005
  • MA, Economics, Fudan University, China, 2000
  • BA, Economcis, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China, 1997


Areas of Interest:

Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Contracts, Business Cycles, Social Security, Consumption and Savings


Recent Awards:

In August 2016, Professor Chen was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to further explore his research project, entitled "Quantifying the Interactions Between the Financial Sector and the Macroeconomy in China: A Structural Approach."

Selected Publications:

Chang, Chun, Kaiji Chen, Daniel Waggoner, and Tao Zha (2016), "Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy," NBER Macroeconomics Annual 30, forthcoming 2016.

Chen, Kaiji, and Ayse Imrohoroglu, "Debt in the U.S. Economy," Economic Theory, forthcoming 2016.

Chen, Kaiji, and Edouard Wemy, "Investment-specific Technology Changes: The Source of Long-run TFP Fluctuations," European Economic Review 80 (2015): 230-252.

Chen, Kaiji, and Alfonso Irarrazabal, "The Role of Allocative Efficiency in a Decade of Recovery," Review of Economic Dynamics 18 (2015): 523-550.

Chen, Kaiji, and Zheng Song, "Markovian Social Security in Unequal Societies," Scandinavian Journal of Economics 116:4 (2014): 982-1011.

Chen, Kaiji, and Zheng Song, "Financial Frictions on Capital Allocation: A Transmission Mechanism of TFP Fluctuations," Journal of Monetary Economics 60 (2013): 683-703.