Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting

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

March 29, 2024

1) The presenter in the morning sessions can use up to 25 minutes per paper, and the discussant can use 12 minutes. 2) The presentation in the afternoon sessions is 18 minutes per paper. There will be a general discussion at the end of each session.

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, March 29
8:15 am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am
Opening Remarks
9:00 am
Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Ming Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Zenan Wu, Peking University

Industrial Policy and Serial Entrepreneur
Discussant: Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
10:00 am
10:15 am
Kaicheng Luo, Harvard University
Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER

Emigration during Turbulent Times
Discussant: Zhiguo He, Stanford University and NBER
11:15 am
Christopher Clayton, Yale University and NBER
Matteo Maggiori, Stanford University and NBER
Jesse Schreger, Columbia University and NBER

A Framework for Geoeconomics
Discussant: Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
12:15 pm
Working Lunch and Speaker: Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
Shorter Presentations
1:45 pm
Lin William Cong, Cornell University and NBER
Siguang Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Influencer Marketing and Product Competition
1:46 pm
Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and NBER
Jianhuan Xu, Singapore Management University
Ge Yin, University of International Business and Economics
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University

Market for Patents, Monopoly and Misallocation
1:47 pm
Ruixue Jia, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Xiao Ma, Peking University HSBC Business School
Jianan Yang, Peking University
Yiran Zhang, Fudan University

Improving Regulation for Innovation: Evidence from China’s Pharmaceutical Industry
3:00 pm
Shorter Presentations
3:15 pm
Eyal G. Frank, University of Chicago and NBER
Shaoda Wang, University of Chicago and NBER
Xuebin Wang, Shanghai University
Qinyun Wang, Fudan University
Yang You, The University of Hong Kong

Campaigning for Extinction: Eradication of Sparrows and the Great Famine in China
3:16 pm
Jianwei Xing, Peking University
Zhiren Hu, Cornell University
Fan Xia, Nanjing University
Jintao Xu, Peking University
Eric Zou, University of Michigan and NBER

Urban Forests: Environmental Health Values and Risks
(The following paper will not be available on YouTube)
3:18 pm
Alina Yue Wang, Northwestern University

Show Me Your “Loyalty”: The Shifting Criteria of Political Selection in China
4:30 pm
Meeting Adjourns