Grace Weishi Gu


      This website only hosts past media info of my job market                 paper, but will not be updated any longer (August 2013). 
      I am an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at

      Research Interests: 
      (1) Macroeconomics (e.g. business cycle)
      (2) International Economics (e.g. sovereign default, global imbalances)
      (3) Labor Markets (e.g. employment, hours, health insurance)
      (4) Banking Sector (e.g. leverage, macroeconomic impact of finance) 
      Quantitative Methods: 
(1) Nonlinear Dynamic Programming (for Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models)
(2) Econometrics (OLS, 2SLS, GMM, etc.; for Cross-section, Time Series, Panel Data)

Curriculum Vitae (in pdf)

Job Market Paper: 

"Benefit Costs, Financial Conditions, and Employment Dynamics in Recent U.S. Recoveries


Media & My Job Market Paper:

"Grace Weishi Gu on Benefit Costs and Jobless Recoveries," The Agenda, by Reihan Salam, November 25, 2012.

"Are Benefit Costs Increasingly Driving the Cyclicality of Employment?Marginal Revolution, by Tyler Cowen, November 25, 2012.

Other Articles Related to Benefit Costs & Jobless Recoveries: 

"Health Costs on His Mind," WSJ, December 20, 2012.

"Benefits Leader Reins In 401(k)s," WSJ, December 6, 2012.

"Give Us A Brake," The Economist, Oct 6, 2012 (Particularly, the Survey Result Table of the Biggest Problems for Small Businesses in the U.S.).

"Big Firms Overhaul Health Coverage," WSJ, September 26, 2012.

"The Effect of Rising Health Insurance Premiums on Employment," NBER, February, 2005. 

Other Article Related to Financial Crises & Jobless Recoveries: 

"Jobless Recoveries: Labor Lost," The Economist, Oct 25, 2012. 

"Comparing the Job Losses in Financial Crises," NYTimes, September 25, 2012.

"US Unemployment: Neither Natural Nor Unnatural," VOX, July 24, 2012. 

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