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Chinese Economy Meeting

Hanming Fang and Shang-Jin Wei, Organizers

October 9-10, 2015

2nd Floor Conference Room
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA


Participant List

Friday, October 9:

7:30 AM

Shuttle leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER

8:00 AM

Shuttle leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER



8:00 AM

8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast




8:40 AM

Cynthia Kinnan, Northwestern University and NBER
Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Yongxiang Wang, University of Southern California
Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households

Discussant:  Hongbin Li,
Tsinghua University

9:40 AM


10:00 AM

Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago and NBER
Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado
Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China

Discussant:  Kelsey Jack, Tufts University and NBER

11:00 AM


11:15 AM

Wolfgang Keller, University of Colorado and NBER
Carol Shiue, University of Colorado and NBER
Xin Wang, University of Colorado
Capital Markets in China and Britain, 18th and 19th Century: Evidence from Grain Prices

Discussant:  Zhiwu Chen, Yale University

12:15 PM


Keynote Speech: 
Yiping Huang, China Center for Economic Research

1:45 PM

Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong
Randall Morck, University of Alberta and NBER
Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore
Xiaofeng Zhao, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Anti-Corruption Reforms and Shareholder Valuations: Evidence from China

Discussant:  Raymond Fisman, Boston University and NBER

2:45 PM


3:00 PM

Bei Qin, University of Hong Kong
David Stromberg, Stockholm University
Yanhui Wu, University of Southern California
The Political Economy of Social Media in China

Discussant:  Brian Knight,
Brown University and NBER

4:00 PM


4:15 PM

Yi Che, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yi Lu, National University of Singapore
Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve Board
Peter Schott, Yale University and NBER
Zhigang Tao, University of Hong Kong
Do Chinese Imports Influence U.S. Elections?

Discussant:  Heiwai Tang, Johns Hopkins University

5:15 PM

5:15 PM

7:00 PM


Shuttle leaves NBER for Royal Sonesta Hotel

Dinner -
Dante Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta Hotel



Saturday, October 10:

7:30 AM

Shuttle leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER

8:00 AM

Shuttle leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER

8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

Andrew Ang, Columbia University and NBER
Jennie Bai, Georgetown University
Hao Zhou, Tsinghua University
The Great Wall of Debt: Corruption, Real Estate, and Local Government Credit Spread

Discussant:  Wei Xiong, Princeton University and NBER

9:45 AM

James Choi, Yale University and NBER
Li Jin, Peking University
Hongjun Yan,
Rutgers Business School
Informed Trading and the Cost of Capital

Discussant:  Jennifer Carpenter, New York University

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, Washington University in St. Louis
Yu Zheng, City University of Hong Kong
The Price of Growth: Consumption Insurance in China 1989-2009

Discussant:  Hui He, IMF

12:00 PM

Tasso Adamopoulos, York University
Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
Jessica Leight, Williams College
Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto
Misallocation, Selection and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China

Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

1:00 PM

Lunch and Adjourn


Instructions to the presenters and discussants:


25 minutes per paper presentation.

15 minutes of discussion (the discussant could skip a summary of the paper if it is not a new way of looking at the issue).

Balance of the time: general discussion.