Tao Song

Economist

Position: Assistant Professor of Economics
Research: Labor Economics, Immigration, Technology
Phone: 931-598-1235
Email: tasong@sewanee.edu
Department of Economics, Sewanee: The University of the South,
735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN, 37383

Research

Research Statement

I am interested in contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between local economic development and immigrant labor market outcomes. I strive to understand economic problems through rigorous empirical analyses that are guided by solid theoretical foundation.


Publications

“Intermarriage and Socioeconomic Integration: Trends in Earnings Premiums among U.S. Immigrants Who Marry Natives” , 2015, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662(1), 207-22. with Delia Furtado

“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. with Joseph Marchand

“Albertan Labour in the Previous Energy Boom, in Institute for Public Economics”, 2013, An Examination of Alberta Labour Markets, University of Alberta, 10-24. with Joseph Marchand


Invited Columns

“How Technological Change and Globalization are Driving Higher Wages of Immigrants Married to Natives” , 2016, LSE USAPP, with Delia Furtado


Working Papers

“Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and the Growing Importance of Social Skills” (Submitted)

“Anywhere They Go, We Go: Immigration Inflow's Impact on Co-ethnic Natives”

“Ethnic Segregation, Education, and Immigrants Labor Market Outcomes” with Tian Lou


Work in Progress

“Obergefell v. Hodges’s Effect on the Career Choices of Intermarried Same-Sex Couples in the U.S.”

“You Are Where You Live. An Investigation on Efficient Refugee and Immigrant Placement Strategies”

Teaching

Teaching Statement

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


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Assistant Professor

August, 2017 – Present

Introduction to Macroeconomics


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Instructor of Record

August, 2013 – May, 2017
ECON3441   Labor Economics
ECON 2202   Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 1202   Principles of Macroeconomics

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Teaching Assistant

August, 2012 – May, 2013
ECON 1202   Principles of Macroeconomics

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Teaching Assistant

January, 2010 – May, 2011
ECON323   International Economics
ECON281   Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

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Private Tutor

January, 2008 - May, 2009

Various business administration and economcis courses

Tao Song

Economist

Phone:931-598-1235
Email: tasong@sewanee.edu


Work History

Assistant Professor of Economics

Sewanee: The University of the South
2017 – Present

Instructor of Record

University of Connecticut
2013 – 2017

Teaching Assistant

University of Connecticut
2012 – 2013

Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant

University of Alberta
2010 – 2011

Private Tutor

University of New Brunswick
2008 – 2009

Education

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Conneticut

2012 – 2017


Master of Arts

Universty of New Brunswick

2009 – 2011


Bachelor of Business Administration

University of Connecticut

2004 – 2009


Research

Publications

“Intermarriage and Socioeconomic Integration: Trends in Earnings Premiums among U.S. Immigrants Who Marry Natives” , 2015, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662(1), 207-22. with Delia Furtado

“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. with Joseph Marchand

“Albertan Labour in the Previous Energy Boom, in Institute for Public Economics”, 2013, An Examination of Alberta Labour Markets, University of Alberta, 10-24. with Joseph Marchand


Invited Columns

“How Technological Change and Globalization are Driving Higher Wages of Immigrants Married to Natives” , 2016, LSE USAPP, with Delia Furtado


Working Papers

“Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and the Growing Importance of Social Skills” (Submitted)

“Anywhere They Go, We Go: Immigration Inflow's Impact on Co-ethnic Natives”

“Ethnic Segregation, Education, and Immigrants Labor Market Outcomes” with Tian Lou


Work in Progress

“Obergefell v. Hodges’s Effect on the Career Choices of Intermarried Same-Sex Couples in the U.S.”

“You Are Where You Live. An Investigation on Efficient Refugee and Immigrant Placement Strategies”


Conferences and Seminar Workshops

2017

ZEW Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market, Mannheim, Germany

Society of Labor Economics Annual Meetings, Raleigh, NC

Western Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, CA

Southern Economic Association Meetings, Tempa, FL


2016

Southern Economic Association Meetings, Washington, DC

HeLD Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


2015

Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA

HeLD Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT



Awards

2017

Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship

UConn Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship


2016

Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship

W. Harrison Carter Award


2015

Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship


2014

Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship

Economics Department Graduate Fellowship


2013

Economics Department General Scholarship


2009

Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Medal

Chinese New Year Scholarship


2006

Mary Louise Lynch Prize



Language Proficiency

  • English
  • Chinese

Computer Programs


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