学术活动预告:5月8日

  大家好!本周五(5月8日),北大经济学院院级Seminar(学术午餐会)将迎来总第103场讲座。演讲者是来自人民大学汉青研究院的叶茂亮博士。

 

    时间:5月8日(周五)中午12:30

    地点:经院302教室

 

演讲者介绍:叶茂亮是哈佛大学经济系2012届的博士。他有工程学本科学位和工程学、经济学双硕士学位。他的研究兴趣是实验经济学,以及包括公共经济学,劳动经济学,发展经济学和政治经济学在内的应用微观经济学。他目前正在研究集体行为(例如公共物品的资源供给,协调,互信建立,解决社会困境上的合作),慈善,再分配,公众舆论(例如不平等和平等的认知,再分配的偏好),财政联邦制和主观幸福等话题。

 

演讲题目:The Long-term Effect of Early Adversity on Mental Well-being: Evidence from the 1959-1961 Great Famine in China (with Qianping Ren)

 

摘要: This paper, using a difference-in-difference method with the variation of birth cohorts and regional excess death rates, tries to quantify the effects of the 1959-1961 Great Famine in China on physical health and mental well-being of the survivors, which we use height, BMI, depression, stress, restlessness, feeling of difficulty, perception of the meaning of life, happiness, and life satisfaction as the proxies. We find that, exposure to the Great Famine in childhood caused significantly negative effects on both the physical and mental health. An increase in BMI in women with prenatal famine exposure is found as well. Our falsification test shows there is no difference in the above outcomes between the two cohorts born in 1963-1964 and 1965, which validates our difference-in-difference method. Our findings clearly show the long-term impact of adverse events such as famine in childhood on not only physical health but also mental well-being. Moreover, the negative effects on mental well-being hold even after we control for physical health and labor market outcomes, which indicates the mental damage caused to those experiencing adverse events in childhood, as suggested by the psychological trauma theory from psychology.

 

 

A. 和嘉宾共进午餐

 

         为了扩大本院师生和这些嘉宾的交流机会,我们准备了一份online sign-up sheet。如果您对嘉宾感兴趣,您可以登记自己的姓名和联系方式,与嘉宾在经院地下咖啡厅共进午餐。

         登记的地址是  http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/rfrcd   (教育网需要连外网,系统无法识别中文,所以要用英文填写)如果您对叶茂亮老师感兴趣,现在就可以行动起来了。

        预约了的朋友,请在周五中午11:15,到经院三楼中间的沙发处,咱们会齐了去吃饭。如果您没赶上,可以直接去经院地下咖啡厅找我们。

 

B. 订餐

    

       一如既往,院级seminar提供午餐。

1、请有意用餐者发邮件至专用邮箱mylunch_sepku@126.com,主题格式设为“订餐——姓名”,取消订餐也请发邮件至该邮箱,主题格式设为“取消订餐——姓名”。订餐及取消订餐的截止时间均为午餐会当日上午9时整。

 

2、为了保持午餐会的良好气氛,我们将于会前十五钟开始发放午餐,会前五分钟结束发放。敬请用餐者至少提前五分钟到会,迟到者请会后领取。

 

3、为了避免浪费,午餐将严格按照订餐名单发放。

 

 

北大经院院级Seminar协调人   吴乐旻