Tao Song

Economist

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Connecticut
Department of Economics

Research Areas: Labor Economics, Immigration, Urban Economics, Skill Biased Technological Change

Email: tao.song@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-771-3700
Address: Department of Economics, 365 Fairfield Way, U-1063, Storrs, CT 06269-1063
Home Address: 400 Blake St., Apt 1414, New Haven, CT 06515


Research Statement

I am a Ph.D. candidate at University of Connecticut with an interest in contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between local economic development and immigrant labor market outcomes. I believe that the beauty of economic research is its intricacy and accessibility, therefore, I strive to understand economic problems through rigorous empirical analyses that are guided by solid theoretical foundation. I set my goal to consistently publish research papers and I aim to make my research have real world relevancy and being easily understood by a wide audience.


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Job Market Paper

Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and Skill Biased Technological Change

Working Paper
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Publications

Intermarriage and Socioeconomic Integration: Trends in Earnings Premiums among U.S. Immigrants Who Marry Natives (2015)

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662(1), 207-22.
Delia Furtado, Tao Song

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The Supply and Demand Factors Behind the Relative Earnings Increases in Urban China at the Turn of the 21st Century (2013)

Comparative Economic Studies, 55(1), 121-143.
Hang Gao, Joseph Marchand, Tao Song

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Albertan Labour in the Previous Energy Boom, in Institute for Public Economics (2013)

An Examination of Alberta Labour Markets, University of Alberta, 10-24.
Joseph Marchand, Tao Song

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Invited Column

How Technological Change and Globalization are Driving Higher Wages of Immigrants Married to Natives (2015)

LSE USAPP
Delia Furtado, Tao Song

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Working Papers

Why Live in an Ethnic Enclave? Domestic Migration Responses to Immigration Surges

Tao Song

Ethnic Segregation, Education, and Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes

Tian Lou, Tao Song

Teaching Philosophy

Growing up observing my father working as a Chinese literature professor at the Shanxi University in China, I have learned early on how essential an effective teacher is for students’ future success. Therefore, my teaching philosophy is to provide students with important economic knowledge and academic experience that will translate into future professional success. To realize this philosophy, I design my lectures with four important goals in mind: a solid academic foundation, a habit of divergent thinking, a curiosity in future economic studies, and a resilient character.


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Teaching Experience

ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Fall 2016
Teaching Evaluation: 5.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics (Honors Section)

Spring 2016
Teaching Evaluation: 4.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics (Honors Section)

Fall 2015
Teaching Evaluation: 5.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 3441 Labor Economics

Spring 2015
Teaching Evaluation: 5.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Fall 2014
Teaching Evaluation: 5.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Summer 2014
Teaching Evaluation: 4.0/5.0
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Spring 2014
Teaching Evaluation: 5.0/5.0 (Full Evaluation Available Upon Request)
Syllabus and Full Teaching Evaluation Available Upon Request

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Fall 2013
Teaching Evaluation: N/A

ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics (Teaching Assistant, 6 Sections)

Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Teaching Evaluation: N/A

Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant for Dr. Constance Smith

Fall 2010, Spring 2011

Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant for Dr. Ujjayant Chakravorty & Dr. Henry van Egteren

Spring 2010

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Curriculum vitae

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Connecticut

2012-2017 (expected)

M.A. Economics, University of Alberta, Canada

2009-2011

B.B.A. with Major in Economics, University of New Brunswick, Canada

2004-2009

Field of Interest

Labor Economics, Immigration, Skill Biased Technological Change, Urban Economics

Publications

Intermarriage and Socioeconomic Integration: Trends in Earnings Premiums among U.S. Immigrants Who Marry Natives

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662(1), 207-22. 2015

The Supply and Demand Factors Behind the Relative Earnings Increases in Urban China at the Turn of the 21st Century

Comparative Economic Studies, 55(1), 121-143. 2013

Albertan Labour in the Previous Energy Boom, in Institute for Public Economics

An Examination of Alberta Labour Markets, University of Alberta, 10-24. 2013

Working Papers

Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and Skill Biased Technological Change

Why Live in an Ethnic Enclave? Domestic Migration Responses to Immigration Surges

Ethnic Segregation, Education, and Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes (with Tian Lou)

Invited Conferences

Southern Economic Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.

November 2016

North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association, Minneapolis, MN

November 2016

Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA

November 2015

Seminar Presentations

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

November 2016

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

November 2015

Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

2017

W. Harrison Carter Award

This award is given to recognize a student’s excellence in teaching.
2016

Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship × 3

This award is based upon academic excellence and financial need.
2014, 2015, 2016

Albert E. Waugh Scholarship

This award is given to a student interested in pursuing a career in teaching economics.
2015

Economics Department Graduate Fellowship

This award is given to students who demonstrate academic excellence.
2014

Economics Department General Scholarship

This scholarship is utilized to recognize outstanding achievement.
2013

Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Medal

This award is given to the student with the highest GPA in the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick upon degree completion.
2009

Chinese New Year Scholarship

This award is given to a student from China that have achived academic excellence.
2009

Mary Louise Lynch Prize

This prize is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick Saint John to the student in Business Administration who has attained the highest GPA in a minimum of 30 ch at the second year level.
2009

contact info

Department of Economics
365 Fairfield Way, U-1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063