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发布日期:2021-09-20 01:51    来源:

微观理论workshopDesigning Heaven's Will: The Job Assignment in the Chinese Imperial Civil Service

主讲人: Inácio Bó"Assistant Professor at the University of York )

主持老师: (经院)赵一泠 吴泽南 石凡奇;(国发院)胡岠

参与老师: (经院)郝煜 管汉辉 周建波;(国发院)汪浩 席天扬 于航;(光华)翁翕 颜色 刘烁

题目: Designing Heaven's Will: The Job Assignment in the Chinese Imperial Civil Service




We provide an original analysis of historical documents to describe the as signment procedures used to allocate entry-level civil service jobs in China from the tenth to the early twentieth century. The procedures tried to take different objectives into account through trial and error. By constructing a formal model that combines these procedures into a common framework, we compare their effectiveness in minimizing unfilled jobs and prioritizing high-level posts. We show that the problem was inherently complex such that changes made to improve the outcome could have the opposite effect. Based on a small modification of the last procedure used, we provide a new mechanism for producing maximum matchings under constraints in a transparent and public way.


Inácio received Ph.D in Economics from Boston College (USA) (2008-2014) , was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Germany) (2014-2019), Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York (U.K.) (2019-2021) and is since April 2019 an Associate Professor at the China Center for Behavioral Economics and Finance - SWUFE.