Associate Professor (with Tenure)
Urban Economics, Industrial Organization, Public Economics
(Ph.D., Brown University, 2010)

Office Address
Room 318, School of Economics
111 Wuchuan Rd

Contact Information:
Telephone: +86-21-65902742
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Professor Nathan Schiff received his Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2010. He first worked as an assistant professor at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia before joining the School of Economics at SUFE in the fall of 2014. His research fields are urban economics, industrial organization, and public economics with a general focus on the interaction between economics and geography.   

  1. 'Reducing Frictions in College Admissions: Evidence from the Common Application' (with Brian Knight),  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming

  2. 'The Common Application and Student Choice' (with Brian Knight), AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 2021

  3. 'The Out-of-State Tuition Distortion' (with Brian Knight),  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, February 2019

  4. 'Cities and Product Variety: Evidence from  Restaurants', Journal of Economic  Geography, forthcoming 2015

  5. 'Spatial Competition and Cross-Border Shopping' (with Brian Knight), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 6, p199-230, November 2012

  6. 'Momentum and Social Learning in Presidential Primaries' (with Brian Knight), Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 118, No. 6, p1110-1150, December 2010