Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting

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

February 24-25, 2023

Royal Sonesta Hotel (Charles Suites) Cambridge, MA and Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, February 24
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Ying Bai, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ruixue Jia, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Runnan Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ideas Mobilize People: The Diffusion of Communist Ideology in China
Discussant: Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 am
Carol H. Shiue, University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER
Wolfgang Keller, University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER

Human Capital Strategies for Recovery from Big Shocks: The Case of the Fall of the Ming
Discussant: Marco Tabellini, Harvard University and NBER
11:00 am
Lightning Round on Trade and Beliefs
11:20 am
Davin Chor, Dartmouth College and NBER
Bingjing Li, The University of Hong Kong

Illuminating the Effects of the US-China Tariff War on China’s Economy
11:50 am
Itay Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Bibo Liu, Tsinghua University
Liyan Yang, University of Toronto

Market Feedback: Evidence from the Horse's Mouth
12:20 pm
Lunch and Talk by Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University and NBER
Chinese Housing Market and Global Implications
Legal and Patent System
1:30 pm
Ernest Liu, Princeton University and NBER
Yi Lu, Tsinghua University
Wenwei Peng, Harvard University
Shaoda Wang, University of Chicago and NBER

Judicial Independence, Local Protectionism, and Economic Integration: Evidence from China
Discussant: Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University and NBER
2:30 pm
Pengfei Han, Peking University
Chunrui Liu, University of International Business and Economics
Xuan Tian, Tsinghua University

Does Trading Spur Specialization? Evidence from Patenting
Discussant: Song Ma, Yale University and NBER
3:30 pm
Lightning Round on Human Capital
3:50 pm
Yongheng Deng, Wisconsin School of Business
Xinfei Huang, Sun Yat-sen University
Teng Li, Sun Yat-sen University
Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and NBER

Online Learning and the Education Gap: A Digital Footprint Approach
4:20 pm
Lin William Cong, Cornell University and NBER
Bo Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Xiaohan Yang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University

Bridging the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship and Empowering Women via Digital Technologies
4:50 pm
Shanthi Manian, Washington State University
Qi Zhang, Washington State University
Bin Zhao, Washington State University

A Grand Socioeconomic Reshuffle: The One-Child Policy and Intergenerational Mobility in China
5:20 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner at Bambara (across the street from the Royal Sonesta)
Saturday, February 25
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
CEO and Official Incentives
9:00 am
Bo Bian, University of British Columbia
Jean-Marie Meier, University of Pennsylvania

Did Western CEO Incentives Contribute to China's Technological Rise?
Discussant: Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
10:00 am
Yiming Cao, Stanford University

Institutional Weakness and Societal Vulnerability: Evidence from the Sichuan Earthquake
Discussant: Jaya Wen, Harvard University
11:00 am
Lightning Round on Firm Ownership
11:20 am
Xiao Cen, Texas A&M University
Vyacheslav Fos, Boston College
Wei Jiang, Emory University and NBER

Shareholders and Stakeholders: Within-Firm Reallocation in Responses to Industry Shocks
11:50 am
Zhiguo He, Stanford University and NBER
Scott T. Nelson, University of Chicago
Yang Su, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School
Anthony Lee Zhang, University of Chicago
Fudong Zhang, Tsinghua University

Industrial Land Discount in China: A Public Finance Perspective
12:20 pm
Adjourn and Lunch in Parkview Room
Instructions to presenters and discussants in non-lightning round sessions: 25 minutes per paper presentation; 10 minutes per discussion; Q&As in the balance of the time.

Instructions to presenters in the lightning rounds: 14 minutes per paper; floor discussion in the balance of the time.