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Chinese Economy Meeting

Hanming Fang and Shang-Jin Wei, Organizers

October 24-25, 2014

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Parkview Room (
Second Floor/ East Tower)

40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard

Cambridge, Massachusetts



Participant List

Friday, October 24:



8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am


8:40 am

Shanjun Li, Cornell University
Better Lucky Than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai

Discussant:   Gregory Lewis,
Harvard University and NBER

9:40 am


10:00 am

Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University and NBER
Junsen Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Co-Residence, Life-Cycle Savings and Inter-Generational Support in Urban China

Discussant:  Jessica Leight, Williams College

11:00 am




11:15 am

Shuaizhang Feng, Shanghia University of Finance and Economics
Yingyao Hu, Johns Hopkins University
Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University and NBER
Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China: Long Run Trends and Short Run Dynamics

Discussant:  Tony Fang, Monash University

12:15 pm

Lunch – Somerset Room

Keynote Speech by Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University and NBER

1:45 pm

Kaiji Chen, Emory University
Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Great Housing Boom of China

Discussant:  Wei Xiong, Princeton University and NBER

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Davin Chor, National University of Singapore
Kalina Manova, Stanford University and NBER
Zhihong Yu, Nottingham University
The Global Production Line Position of Chinese Firms

Discussant:  Heiwai Tang, Johns Hopkins University

4:00 pm


4:15 pm

Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jun Qian, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance
Susan Shan, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance
Julie Zhu, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance
The Best Performing Economy with the Worst Performing Market: Explaining the Poor Performance of the Chinese Stock Market

Discussant:  Hongjun Yan, Yale University



5:15 pm


7:00 pm

The Similans Restaurant
145 First Street
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 25:

8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Bei Qin, Stockholm University
David Stromberg, Stockholm University
Yanhui Wu, University of Southern California
Media Bias in Autocracies: Evidence from China

Discussant:   Li Jin, Peking University

9:45 am

Nancy Chau, Cornell University
Yu Qin, National University of Singapore
Weiwen Zhang, Zhejiang University
Networked Leaders in the Shadow of the Market : A Chinese Experiment in Allocating Land Conversion Rights

Discussant:  Junfu Zhang, Clark University

10:45 am


11:00 am

Davide Cantoni, University of Munich
Yuyu Chen, Peking University
David Yufan Yang, Stanford University
Noam Yuchtman, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Y. Jane Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Curriculum and Ideology

Discussant:  Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER



12:00 pm

Zhibo Tan, Fudan University
Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and NBER
Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute
Deadly Discrimination: Implications of "Missing Girls" for Workplace Safety

Discussant:  Yongxiang Wang, University of Southern California

1:00 pm

Lunch – Somerset Room



2:00 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