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National Bureau of Economic Research with

 

 

Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

 

 

Academia Sinica and

 

 

National Taiwan University

 

 

23rd Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics

 

 

Employment and Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose, Organizers

 

 

 

 

 

June 15-16, 2012

 

 

Howard Hotel

 

 

Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Thursday, June 14:


6:00 pm


Welcome Reception
Ball Room, B2 Howard Hotel

Friday, June 15:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Welcome:Chung-Shu Wu, President, CIER

Session 1. Wage and Retirement


9:00 am


Margaret McMillan, Tufts University and NBERSLIDES
Dani Rodrik,
Harvard University and NBER
Globalization, Structural Change and Productivity Growth

Discussants:Chedtha Intaravitak, TDRISLIDES
Sjamsu Rahardja, World Bank, Jakarta

10:00 am

Coffee Break


10:30 am


Julen Esteban-Pretel, GRIPSSLIDES
Ryo Nakajima, Yokohama National University
Ryuichi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Changes in Japanís Labor Market Flows Due to the Lost Decade

Discussants:Takatoshi Ito, University of Tokyo and NBERSLIDES
Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoSLIDES


11:30 am


Stacey Chen, Academia SinicaSLIDES
Long-Term Changes in the Wage Structure of Taiwan

Discussants:Chedtha Intaravitak, TDRISLIDES
Margaret McMillan, Tufts University and NBERSLIDES

12:30 pm

Lunch
Le Louvre, 4F Howard Hotel


1:30 pm


Mei Hsu, National Taipei University
Been-Lon Chen, Academia Sinica
Why Do Immigrants Earn So Much More Than Natives in Taiwan?

Discussants:D
ante Canlas, University of the PhilippinesSLIDES
Yih-chyi Chuang, National Chengchi University

2:30 pm

Coffee Break

Session 2. Labor Market and Financial Linkage

3:00 pm

Pengfei Wang, HKUST
Lifang Xu, HKUST
Jianjun Miao, Boston University
Stock Market Bubbles and Unemployment

Discussants:Julen Esteban-Pretel, GRIPSSLIDES
Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoSLIDES


4:00 pm


Kaoru Hosono, Ministry of Finance and Gakushuin University
Miho Takizawa,
Toyo University
Financial Frictions, Misallocation and Plant-Size Distribution

Discussants:Sjamsu Rahardja, World Bank, JakartaSLIDES

Catherine Wolfram, University of California at Berkeley and NBER


5:00 pm

Anand Srinivasan, National University of Singapore
Yupeng Lin, National University of Singapore
Takeshi Yamada, National University of Singapore

The Bright Side of Lending by State Owned Banks: Evidence from Japan

Discussants:Kaoru Hosono, Ministry of Finance and Gakushuin UniversitySLIDES
Pengfei Wang, HKUST

6:00 pm

Adjourn

7:00 pm

Group Dinner
Din Tai Fung at Taipei 101

Saturday, June 16:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Session 3. Growth


9:00 am


Catherine Wolfram, University of California at Berkeley and NBERSLIDES
Paul Gertler, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Orie Shelef,
University of California at Berkeley
Alan Fuchs,
University of California at Berkeley

Poverty, Growth and the Demand for Energy

Discussants:
Stacey Chen, Academia Sinica
Kimmie Wang, CIERSLIDES

10:00 am

Coffee Break


10:30 am


Jakob Madsen,
Monash UniversitySLIDES
Health, Human Capital Formation and Knowledge Production

Discussants:D
ante Canlas, University of the PhilippinesSLIDES
Brent Neiman, University of Chicago and NBER


11:30 am


Meng-Chun Liu, CIER
Shin-Horng Chen, CIER
Contribution of Taiwan's Innovation to the Employment

Discussants:Been-Lon Chen, Academia Sinica
Jong-Rong Chen, National Central UniversitySLIDES

12:30 pm

Lunch
Formosa, B1 Howard Hotel

Session 4. Capital, Finance and Labor


1:30 pm


Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Chicago and NBER
Brent Neiman, University of Chicago and NBER
Declining Labor Shares and the Global Rise of Corporate Savings

Discussants:Martin Berka, Victoria University of WellingtonSLIDES
Chu-Chia Lin, National Chengchi University

2:30 pm

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

Sanghoon Ahn, Korea Development Institute
Employment and Productivity Dynamics in Korea: An Analysis of Establishment-Level Micro Data

Discussants:
Evelyn Devadason, University of MalayaSLIDES
Meng-Chun Liu, CIER


4:00 pm


Xiaoyan Lei, CCERSLIDES
Yafeng Wang, CCER
Yaohui Zhao, CCER
Retirement Patterns in China

Discussants:
Evelyn Devadason, University of MalayaSLIDES
Andrew Rose, University of California at Berkeley and NBERSLIDES


5:00 pm


Adjourn

6:00 pm

Group Dinner
Yangtze River, 3F Howard Hotel


Sunday, June 17:

9:00 am

Depart from Howard Hotel for Optional Sight-Seeing Tour:
A half-day tour of the
National Palace Museum followed by lunch at Silks Palace http://www.silkspalace.com.tw/english/index.htm

1:30 pm

Adjourn

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Co-Organized By:

Australian National University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China Center for Economic Research

Korea Development Institute

National University of Singapore

Tokyo Center for Economic Research










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