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Kai(Jackie) Zhao


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Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
365 Fairfield Way Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063

Kai(Jackie) Zhao

Assistant Professor

Subject Areas: Macroeconomics, Public Finance

Ph.D., Economics, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2010
B.A., Finance, UIBE (China), 2003

Honors and Appointments:
— T. Merritt Brown Thesis Prize for best doctoral dissertation in Economics (UWO), 2011
— Third Year Graduate Paper Award (UWO) (best paper by a third year PhD student), 2007-2008

Courses Taught:
MA Macro
— Macroeconomics II (PhD)

Selected Publications
"Social Security and the Rise in Health Spending,"Journal of Monetary Economics (forthcoming).

"War Finance and the Baby Boom,"Review of Economic Dynamics (forthcoming).

"Social Security, Differential Fertility, and the Dynamics of the Earnings Distribution,"B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics [Contributions] (2011) 11(1), Article 26.

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