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Chinese Economy Meeting

Hanming Fang and Shang-Jin Wei, Organizers

April 10-11, 2015

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Charles Suites

40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Participant List

Friday, April 10:

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

8:40 am


Xiaoxue Zhao, Duke University
To Reallocate or Not? Optimal Land Institutions under Communal Tenure: Evidence from China

Discussant:  Xiaobo Zhang,
International Food Policy Research Institute

9:40 am

Coffee Break

10:00 am

Teng Li, National University of Singapore
Haoming Liu, National University of Singapore
Alberto Salvo, National University of Singapore
Severe Air Pollution and Labor Productivity

Discussant:  Tom Chang, University of Southern California

11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am

Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER
Jaya Wen, Yale University
The Impact of Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign on Luxury Imports in China

Discussant:  Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder

12:15 pm

Lunch – Parkview Room

Keynote Speech:  Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
Asian Economic Outlook and the Use of Research in Development Policy Advice

2:00 pm

Brent Ambrose, Pennsylvania State University
Yongheng Deng, National University of Singapore
Jing Wu, Tsinghua University
Understanding the Risk of China’s Local Government Debts and Its Linkage with Property Markets

Discussant:  Hanming Fang,
University of Pennsylvania and NBER

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm

Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Yang Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ping Wang, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER
Rural-Urban Migration, Structural Transformation, and Housing Markets in China

Discussant:  Kaiji Chen, Emory University

4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm

Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University and NBER
Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics
Matthew Turner, Brown University
Qinghua Zhang, Peking University
Transport Infrastructure, Urban Growth and Market Access in China

Discussant:  Junfu Zhang, Clark University

5:30 pm


7:00 pm

The Similans Restaurant
145 First Street
Cambridge, MA



Saturday, April 11:


8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Donghua Chen, Nanjing University

Dequan Jiang, Wuhan University

Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University and NBER
Haitian Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

State Capitalism vs. Private Enterprise

Discussant:  Hui He,

9:45 am

Ke Tang,
Tsinghua University
Haoxiang Zhu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Commodities as Collateral

Discussant:  Ing-Haw Cheng, Dartmouth College

10:45 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Hanwei Huang, London School of Economics
Jiandong Ju, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Vivian Yue, Emory University
A Unified Model of Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China

Discussant:  Ana Cecilia Fieler, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

12:00 pm

Ying Bai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ruixue Jia, University of California at San Diego
Elite Recruitment and Political Stability: The Impact of the Abolition of China's Civil Service Exam

Discussant:  Melanie Meng Xue, George Mason University

1:00 pm

Lunch - Parkview Room

2:00 pm





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 for general discussion.