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Faculty and Staff Profile

Kevin Tsui

Associate Professor


Office: 237 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3953
Email: KTSUI@clemson.edu
Vita: http://people.clemson.edu/~KTSUI/CV/cvTsui.pdf
Personal Website: http://people.clemson.edu/~KTSUI/
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Economics
University of Chicago 2000

M.Phil. Economics
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1997

B.Sc. Mathematics
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1995

 Courses Taught

Empirical Public Economics
Advanced Economic Concepts and Applications
Intermediate Microeconomics

 Profile

Kevin Tsui received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is an Associated Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. His research interests are International Political Economy, Public Economics, and Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Tsui’s research on the “resource curse” investigates the economic and political consequences of oil abundance. Tsui’s publications appear in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Economic Journal, Economic Theory, Economics and Politics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Public Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics. He was invited to give a talk in the Petroleum: Prospects & Politics conference held in the University of Chicago. He was also a visiting fellow of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research. Recently, Tsui has awarded the Lone Mountain Fellowship from the Property and Environmental Research Center for his research on the resource curse, and the Krutilla Fellowship from the Resource for the Future for his research on the economics of climate change, focusing on human adaptation to changes in climate.

 Research Interests

Political Economy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization

 Research Publications

“Oil and Conflict: What Does the Cross-Country Evidence Really Show?” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, forthcoming. (with Anca Cotet)

“Oil, Growth, and Health: What Does the Cross-Country Evidence Really Show?” Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming. (with Anca Cotet)

“The Economics of the Long Tail” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11(1) (Topics), article 76, 2011. (with Todd Kendall)

“More Oil, Less Democracy: Evidence from Worldwide Crude Oil Discoveries.” Economic Journal, 121(551), March 2011: 89-115.

“Resource Curse, Political Entry, and Deadweight Costs.” Economics and Politics, 22(3), November 2010: 471-497.