I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at Peking University. My research interests are Labour, Family, and Health Economics, with an emphasis on empirical application.
Contact: kevin /DOT/ devereux /AT/ pku /DOT/ edu /DOT/ cn
My current research agenda focuses on identifying the contribution of individual workers to team output, with applications to professional tennis and scholarly economic research. I find variation between workers’ value-added to teams and their productivity at solitary production tasks, inferring a role for teamwork that is distinct from general productivity.
Another strand of my research involves transitory spending dynamics and their implications for inference from and the design of RCTs, in health and other areas. Following up on an empirical paper I wrote with two former classmates, a preliminary project I’m working on with my previous UCD colleague seeks to infer a model of economic behavior from spending dynamics.
I am currently leading a study on labour market concentration in Ireland for the Low Pay Commission along with my previous colleague at UCD.
Finally, I am working on a project commissioned by the Irish Economic Association and the Irish Society for Women in Economics, led by another previous UCD colleague. We are investigating diversity in the economics profession in Ireland.