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CAI Xiaoming
CAI Xiaoming

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Economics and Finance



·  2015, Ph.D. in Economics, VU Amsterdam

·  2010, MPhil in Economics, University of Amsterdam / Tinbergen Institute

·  2008, BA in International Studies and BSc in Mathematics, Peking University



·  Macro-Labor

·  Applied Microeconomics



·  Macroeconomics

·  Microeconomics

·  Money and Banking




Teaching Positions

·  Nov., 2015 – Now: Assistant Professor, School of Economics & Management, Tongji University

·  Sep., 2010 – Nov., 2015: Teaching Assistant, VU Amsterdam

·  Sep., 2009 – July., 2010: Teaching Assistant, Tinbergen Institute


International Experience

·  Sep.- Nov., 2014: PhD Intern, Structural Economic Analysis, Bank of England,

·  May 2014: Research visit, University of Cambridge,

·  May 2014: Search and Matching Conference, University of Edinburgh,



·  Tinbergen Institute Scholarship 2008-2010

·  CORE Lecture travel and accommodation grant, 2010.

·  Jerusalem Summer School in Economic Theory travel grant, 2011



·  Chinese (mother tongue)

·  English (fluent)




Working Papers

·  Entry Efficiency and the meeting technology. Available upon request, August 2015

·  Inclusive versus exclusive markets: Search frictions and competing mechanisms (with Pieter Gautier and Ronald Wolthoff), August 2015

·  Meetings and Mechanisms (with Pieter Gautier and Ronald Wolthoff),

·  Severance payments, on-the-job search, and endogenous job destruction, (with Pieter Gautier and Coen Teulings), Available upon request

·  Predictable Recoveries (with Wouter den Haan and Jonathan Pinder ), R&R at Economica.



·  Minimum prices in a model with search frictions and price posting, Economics Letters, Volume 135, October 2015, Pages 61-64

·  Collective versus decentralized wage bargaining and the efficient allocation of resources (With Pieter A. Gautier, Coen N. Teulings, and Makoto Watanabe), Labour Economics, Volume 26, January 2014, pp. 34-42

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