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Panle Jia Barwick

Associate Professor of Economics
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Panle Jia Barwick is an associate professor in the Economics Department at Cornell University and a faculty research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization, applied econometrics, and Chinese economy. Her research has focused on three main topics: the effect of firm entry on market structure, the welfare consequences of market inefficiencies, and the application of new estimation techniques to empirical studies. Her research has appeared in the top five most prestigious economic journals including Econometrica and American Economic Review and has received the Zellner Award from the American Statistical Association. Professor Barwick is the inaugural recipient for Tufts Economics Alumni Achievement Award and the Advanced Young Scientist Award from University of Arizona. She is the co-founder and co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research which serves as a hub for rigorous and impactful economic research on China. Before Cornell, she was an assistant and associate professor in the Economics Department at MIT. She has received degrees in Economics from Fudan University (B.A.), Tufts University (M.A.), and Yale University (Ph.D.).

Founder and Co-Director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research

Academic focus: Firm entry, dynamic models, retail.Previous positions: Associate professor, 2011-13; assistant professor, 2006-11; both in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Academic background: B.A., economics, Fudan University, 1997; M.A., economics, Tufts University, 1999; Ph.D., economics, Yale University, 2006.