讲座：Student Leadership Experience and Job Accessibility: An Experiment from China
题 目：Student Leadership Experience and Job Accessibility: An Experiment from China
嘉 宾：Weiguang Deng（邓卫广），Associate Professor, Hunan University
主持人：李淑雯 助理教授 上海交通大学安泰经济与管理学院经济系
时 间：2020年 6月10日（周三） 14:30 - 16:00
Understanding the relationships between different signals that indicate the characteristics of workers and firms is essential to improving job matching efficiency. Using a field experiment, we investigate student leadership experience premiums and explore the relationships between signals reflecting personal qualities and signals reflecting vacancy-related qualities. We find that, first, there is no universal causal effect of student leadership experience on job accessibility in China. Second, student leadership experience complementarily presents personal qualities for individuals majoring in science and engineering. Third, student leadership experience is a complementary factor in non-listed and small firms but a substitute with respect to required education and experience. Fourth, higher-level student leaders enjoy a larger premium in job accessibility. Finally, student leaders are not preferred by high-paying positions but are favored for positions with large payment variances.
Dr. Weiguang Deng is an associate professor at Hunan University. Dr. Deng received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Deng's research lies in the area of labor economics, behavioral and experimental economics, and applied micro-econometrics. His current research focuses on labor market discrimination, filial piety culture, peer effect, and human capital. His work has been published in SSCI and CSSCI authoritative journals, including Journal of Population Economics, China Economic Review, Economic Research Journal, and China Economic Quarterly.