Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting

Authors Please upload your paper and slides here. Discussants Please upload your slides here.

Hanming Fang, Shang-Jin Wei, and Wei Xiong, Organizers

March 21-22, 2019

Joint with Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University and School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University

Venue: Fudan Fanhai International School of Finance
318 Zhongshan South Road, 10th Floor
Shanghai, China

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 21
8:00 am
8:30 am
Opening Remarks

Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia, Fudan FISF and NBER) and Hanming Fang (Penn, ShanghaiTech SEM and NBER)
8:40 am
Kevin Lim, University of Toronto
Daniel Trefler, University of Toronto and NBER
Miaojie Yu, Peking University
Trade and Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition Effects
Discussant: Hong Ma, Tsinghua University
9:40 am
Coffee/Tea Break
10:00 am
J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics
Dongling Su, Boston University
Qinghua Zhang, Peking University
Siqi Zheng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Local Factor Market Distortions in China
Discussant: Xiyi Yang, ShanghaiTech University
11:00 am
Yan Bai, University of Rochester and NBER
Keyu Jin, London School of Economics
Dan Lu, University of Rochester
Misallocation under Trade Liberalization
Discussant: Chang Ma, Fudan University
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
Tao Chen, Nanyang Technological University
Yi Huang, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong
Finance and Volatility
Discussant: Bohui Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
2:30 pm
Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and NBER
Chunliu Yang, Fudan University
Do Internet Finance Platforms Mitigate Conflicts of Interest? The Case of Mutual Fund Investment
Discussant: Hong Zhang, Tsinghua PBC
3:30 pm
Coffee/Tea Break
3:50 pm
Guangwei Li, ShanghaiTech University
The Role of R&D Offshoring in Knowledge Diffusion: New Evidence from China
Discussant: Zonglai Kou, Fudan University
4:50 pm
Zheng Michael Song, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Duncan Thomas, Duke University and NBER
Miaojun Wang, Zhejiang University
Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER
The Rise of Modern Retail in China: An Anatomy of the Footwear Industry
Discussant: Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University
5:50 pm
6:30 pm
Reception/Dinner - Riverview Hotel Shanghai (Ballroom 4F)
Friday, March 22
8:30 am
Sumit Agarwal, Georgetown University
Yongheng Deng, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Quanlin Gu, Peking University
Jia He, Nankai University
Wenlan Qian, National University of Singapore
Yuan Ren, National University of Singapore
Mortgage Debt, Hand-to-Mouth Households, and Monetary Policy Transmission
Discussant: Yi Huang, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
9:30 am
Coffee/Tea Break
10:00 am
Kaiji Chen, Emory University
Qing Wang, Southwest University of Finance and Economics
Tong Xu, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Tao Zha, Emory University and NBER
Aggregate and Distributional Impacts of Housing Policy: China's Experiment
Discussant: Bo Zhao, Peking University
11:00 am
Bo Li, Tsinghua University
Jacopo Ponticelli, Northwestern University
Going Bankrupt in China
Discussant: Cong Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
Ziying Fan, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Xiaxin Wang, Fudan FISF & University of Michigan
Hang Zhang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Understanding Misreporting: Responses to a Housing Transaction Tax Notch in China
2:30 pm
Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm
Ran Duchin, University of Washington
Zhenyu Gao, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Haibing Shu, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Involuntary Political Connections and Firm Outcomes
Discussant: Ninghua Zhong, Tongji University
4:00 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: general discussion.

Emergency Contacts in Shanghai:
Ms. Ying Wang (Fudan University)
Ms. Linda Sun (ShanghaiTech University)
Map of the campus and hotel
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