Research

My main research fields are the Economics of Technical Change and Economic Growth; Firm-Level Data Analysis; Bayesian Econometrics; and Information Theory. The following is the list of published journal articles, book chapters, and working papers. I also include some ongoing projects in Work in Progress section.

Journal Articles

1. Heinrich, T.Yang, J., Dai, S., Levels of structural change: An analysis of China’s development push 1998-2014,” Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2021.

2. Strauss, I., & Yang, J., Slowing Investment Rates in Developing Economies: Evidence from a Bayesian hierarchical model,International Review of Financial Analysis, 2021.

3. Yang, J. and Carro, A.“Two Tales of Complex System Analysis: ABM and MaxEnt,”  European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 2020.

4. Scharfenaker, E and Yang, J., “Maximum Entropy Economics,” European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 2020.

5. dos Santos, P. and Yang, J., “Capital Mobility, Quasi-rents, and the Competitive Self-organization of Distributions of Profitability,” Advances in Complex Systems,  2020.

6. Yang, J. and Torres, D., “The Persistent Statistical Structure of the US Input-Output Coefficient Matrices: 1963-2007,”  Economic Systems Research, 2019

7. Yang, J., “A Quantal Response Statistical Equilibrium Model of Induced Technical Change in an Interactive Factor Market: Firm-Level Evidence in the EU Economies,” Entropy, 2018

8. Yang, J.,  “Information-Theoretic Approaches in Economics,  Journal of Economic Surveys, 2018

Working papers

1. Yang, J., “Information-Theoretic Model of Induced Technological Change: Theory and Empirics”,  Under Review.

2. Torsten Heinrich, Yang, J., Shuanping Dai, “Growth, Development, and Structural Change at the Firm Level: The Example of the PR China.new version in  preparation  

3. Yang, J., Torsten Heinrich, and Julian Winkler, François Lafond, Pantelis Koutroumpis, and Doyne Farmer, Measuring Productivity Dispersion: a Parametric Approach Using the Levy α-Stable Distribution,  new version in  preparation

4. Ilan Strauss & Yang, J., Corporate Secular Stagnation: Empirical Evidence on the Advanced Economy Investment Slowdown,” new version in  preparation

5. Yang, J., Luis Daniel Torres Gonzalez, Advait Rajagopal, and Doyne FarmerProduction Network and GDP Growth: a Decomposition Approach.” 

Work in Progress

  1. “Information-Constrained Behavior, Technological Frontier, and Equilibrium:  Theory and Simulations”
  2. Heterogeneity and Persistence of Product Price Changes,” with
    Valentina Semenova, François Lafond, and Doyne Farmer
  3. Hierarchical maximum entropy estimation with a heavy-tail density
  4. “Bayesian Meta-Analysis of Impact of Innovation”
  5. “Analyzing Financial Statements using Information Theory: Going beyond Henri Theil”

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