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Zhiqi Chen

Chancellor's Professor and Full Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Nanjing), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 7456
Office:D-895&4 Loeb

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Languages spoken other than English: Chinese (Mandarin)

Research fields: industrial organization, international trade

• anti-trust economics
• business strategy
• dynamic trade theory
• unemployment in open economies

Refereed Publications in the Last 6 Years:

“Partitioned Pricing and Collusion on Surcharges,” The Economic Journal, volume 133, issue 655 (October 2023), 2614–2639

 “Private Label and Product Quality under Asymmetric Information,” joint with Heng Xu, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, volume 30, issue 4 (Winter 2021), 743-759

“Buffer Joint Ventures,” (with Thomas Ross), International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 73, December 2020, Article 102613.

“Specific Investment, Supplier Vulnerability and Profit Risks,” (with Xiaoqiao Wang), Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Volume 47, Issue 9-10, October-November
2020, Pages 1215-1237.

“Trade and Labour Standards: Will There Be a Race to the Bottom?” (with Afshan DarBrodeur), Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 53, Issue 3, August 2020, Pages 916-948.

“Supplier Innovation in the Presence of Buyer Power,” International Economic Review, Volume 60, Number 1, February 2019, Pages 329–353.

“Horizontal Mergers in the Presence of Capacity Constraints,” joint with Gang Li, Economic Inquiry, volume 56, issue 2 (April 2018), 1346–1356

“Short-Term and Long-Term Margins of International Trade: Evidence from the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement,” joint with Marcel Voia, Frontiers of Economics in China, volume 13, issue 1 (March 2018), 93−115

“Do Merger Efficiencies Always Mitigate Price Increases?” joint with Gang Li, Journal of Industrial Economics, volume 66, issue 1 (March 2018), 95-125

“Product Market Competition and Innovation: What Can We Learn from Economic Theory?” Frontiers of Economics in China, volume 12, issue 3 (September 2017), 341-355

Most Significant Career Research Contributions:

“Supplier Innovation in the Presence of Buyer Power,” International Economic Review, Volume 60, Number 1, February 2019, Pages 329–353.

“A Dynamic Model of Shirking and Unemployment: Private Saving, Public Debt, and Optimal Taxation” (with Richard A. Brecher and Ehsan U. Choudhri), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 34, Number 8, August 2010, Pages 1392–1402.

“Dominant Retailers and the Countervailing-Power Hypothesis,” RAND Journal of Economics, Volume 34, Number 4, 2003, Pages 612–625.

“Unemployment and Growth in the Long Run: An Efficiency-Wage Model with Optimal Savings” (with Richard A. Brecher and Ehsan U. Choudhri), International Economic Review, Volume 43, Number 3, August 2002, Pages 875–894.

“A Cournot-Nash Model of Family Decision Making” (with Frances R. Woolley), Economic Journal, Volume 111, Number 474, October 2001, Pages 722–748.

“Selective versus Universal Vouchers: Modeling Median Voter Preferences in Education” (with Edwin G. West), American Economic Review, Volume 90, Number 5, December 2000, Pages 1520–1534.

“Strategic Alliances, Shared Facilities and Entry Deterrence,” joint with Thomas Ross, RAND Journal of Economics, volume 31, Summer 2000, 326 – 344