Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting

Nancy Qian, Shang-Jin Wei, and Daniel Xu, Organizers

April 1-3, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 1
March 31 Optional Program from 9-10 pm
Fireside Chat about the Publication Process
with Paola Giuliano (Co-editor of the Journal of European Economic Association), Rema Hanna and Daniel Xu (Co-editors of the Review of Economics and Statistics) and Juan Carlos Serrato (Journal of Public Economics). Sponsored by China Econ Lab.

Conference Format:
Presentation: 30 minutes per paper.
Discussant (Days 1 & 2): 10 minutes.
Floor Discussion: Balance of the hour.
Finance, Macro
8:00 pm
Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Sang Hoon Kong, Columbia University
David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER

Trade Protection, Stock-Market Returns, and Welfare
Discussant: Michael E. Waugh, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER
9:00 pm
Zhiguo He, Stanford University and NBER
Guanmin Liao, Renmin University of China
Baolian Wang, University of Florida

Incentives and Firm Investment: Evidence from China's Reform
Discussant: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
10:00 pm
Wei Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ernest Liu, Princeton University and NBER
Zheng Michael Song, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Decentralized Industrial Policy (slides)
Discussant: David Baqaee, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
11:00 pm
Friday, April 2
Firms and Regulation
8:00 pm
Jing Cai, University of Maryland and NBER
Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

Improving Management through Worker Evaluations: Evidence from Auto Manufacturing
Discussant: Jonas Hjort, University College London
9:00 pm
Panle Jia Barwick, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Luming Chen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shanjun Li, Cornell University and NBER
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University

Entry Deregulation, Market Turnover, and Efficiency: China’s Business Registration Reform
Discussant: Mo Xiao, University of Arizona
10:00 pm
Qiaoyi Chen, Fudan University
Zhao Chen, Fudan University
Zhikuo Liu, Fudan University
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Stanford University and NBER
Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

Regulating Conglomerates: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program in China
Discussant: Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER
11:00 pm
Saturday, April 3
Economic History
8:00 pm
Clair Yang, University of Washington, Seattle
Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Great Political Divergence (slides)
8:30 pm
Laura Alfaro, Harvard University and NBER
Ge Bao, University of International Business and Economics
Maggie Chen, George Washington University
Junjie Hong, University of International Business and Economics
Claudia Steinwender, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Omnia Juncta in Uno: Foreign Powers and Trademark Protection in Shanghai’s Concession Era
9:00 pm
Meng Miao, Renmin University of China
Jacopo Ponticelli, Northwestern University and NBER
Yi Shao, Peking University

Eclipses and the Memory of Revolutions: Evidence from China
9:30 pm
Ting Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University
James K. Kung, University of Melbourne

The Rise of Communism in China
10:00 pm
Wolfgang Keller, University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER
Carol H. Shiue, University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER

The Economic Consequences of the Opium War (slides)
10:30 pm
Open discussion
11:00 pm