IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto, Canada

20 - 23 October 2010

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Professor Aloysius Siow is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1981. His research focuses on the economics of the family. He has studied dowries, marriage matching, intra-household allocations, fertility, consumption and savings behaviour. His empirical studies include work on family behaviour in contemporary North America, rural China, Medieval Italy and historical Quebec. His research has been published in top ranked academic journals. He has widely lectured in North America, Europe and Asia. He was elected President of the Canadian Economics Association in 2008.

Professor Siow will present the following lectures as part of his Benjamin Meaker Fast Track Professorship:

1) Research student seminar: A theory of menopause, Thu 21 Oct, 11.00 - 12:00, Verdon-Smith room, IAS

2) Faculty Lecture: Sibling peer effects, Thu 21 Oct, 14.15 - 15.15, BIPA seminar Room, 2 Priory Road

3) Research paper: Large shocks and small changes in the marriage market for famine born cohorts in China, Fri 22 Oct, 16:00 - 17:00, The Boardroom, BIPA, 2 Priory Road

For more information on Professor Siow's visit, please contact Professor Sonia Bhalotra.

Professor Siow's homepage at the University of Toronto.