Faculty Profile for Dr. Yao-Yu Chih

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Dr. Yao-Yu Chih
Assistant Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 504
phone: (512) 245-2547

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Chih is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance & Economics at Texas State University. Dr. Chih's main research interests are Social and Economic Network, Applied Microeconomics, and Spatial Econometrics. His recent research has appeared in professional economic journals, such as Regional Science and Urban Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, and others.

Teaching Interests

Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Public Economics, Regional and Urban Economics

Research Interests

Social and Economic Network, Spatial Econometrics

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Charles, J. S. J., & Chih, Y.-Y. (2016). Delinquency Reinforcement and Balance: Is Exposure to Delinquent Peers Always Risky? BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 16(4). Retrieved from https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejeap.2016.16.issue-4/issue-files/bejeap.2016.16.issue-4.xml
  • LeSage, J., Chih, Y.-Y., & Vance, C. (n.d.). Markov Chain Monte Carlo estimation of spatial dynamic panel models for large samples. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 138, 107–125.
  • Chih, Y.-Y., & LeSage, J. (n.d.). Heterogeneous coefficient spatial regression panel models. In A chapter for  the Handbook of Regional Science, 2nd Edition. Springer Nature.
  • LeSage, J., & Chih, Y.-Y. (2018). A matrix exponential spatial panel model with heterogeneous coefficients. Geographical Analysis, 50(4), 422–453.
  • LeSage, J., & Chih, Y.-Y. (2018). A Bayesian spatial panel model with heterogenous coefficients. Regional Science & Urban Economics, 72, 58–73.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Brandon Dee Roberts Excellence Professorship, Texas State University. January 1, 2019 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: • Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University. August 23, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: • College Achievement Award for the Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University. August 24, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Finance & Economics, Texas State University. May 2, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Finance & Economics, Texas State University. May 3, 2016

Selected Grants

  • Feng, Li, Chih, Yao-Yu. Hispanic-Serving Institutions and STEM College Graduates: Regression Discontinuity Evidence, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 1, 2015, Funded: December 4, 2015 - May 7, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Public Economic Theory
December 28, 2018-Present
Member
MBA Task Force Work Group
September 21, 2018-Present
Member
Faculty Workload Work Group
September 19, 2018-Present
Member
MBA Core Course Coordinator Committee
August 27, 2018-Present
Member
Master's Program Proposal Committee
December 8, 2017-Present