Application of ChatGPT in Economics Research

Speaker: Dr. Shi Shuang

Time: 2:30 p.m., April 25th, 2024

Place: Conference Room on the 8th Floor in School of Economics


Speaker Information:

Shi Shuang received her PhD in economics from the University of Hong Kong and is currently a lecturer at Nankai Institute of Economics. Her research interests include economic history and regional economy. Her main research directions include origins of nations, national capabilities and infrastructure construction. Her research findings are published in Academic Research and Journal of Sun Yat-sen University.


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Over the past two years, advances in the field of Large Language Models (LLMs), particularly the introduction and widespread use of ChatGPT, have had a significant impact on scientific research. This seminar will briefly describe the development of LLMs first. Based on Anton Korinek’s recent article “Generative AI for Economic Research: Use Cases and Implications for Economists” published in the Journal of Economic Literature, this seminar will also introduce dozens of cases of ChatGPT in six areas of economics research: creativity and feedback, writing, contextualization, data analysis, programming, and mathematical derivation.