Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - The Third Annual Conference on Chinese Economy - Program

The Third Annual Conference on Chinese Economy*

30 – 31 January 2013

Room 401, Esther Lee Building, CUHK

 

Programme

Day 1: Wednesday, 30 January
9:00 – 9:08 Registration
9:08 – 9:10 Opening Remarks

Junsen Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Session 1 Presiding

Jia Pan (Fudan University)

9:10 – 10:05

Tournaments with Target: Theory and Evidence from China

Presenter
Xi Weng (Peking University)
Co-author(s)
Xing Li (Stanford University)
Chong Liu (Peking University)
Li-An Zhou (Peking University)
Discussant
Tian Zhu (CEIBS)

10:05 – 11:00

The Mystery of Authoritarian Growth: Land Revenue and the Career Concerns of China's Local Leaders

Presenter
James Kai-sing Kung (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Co-author(s)
Ting Chen (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Discussant
Min Ouyang (Tsinghua University)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
11:15 – 12:10

Making Sense of China's Rural Land System

Presenter
Kim-Sau Chung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Minnesota)
Co-author(s)
Yuk-Shing Cheng (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Discussant
Han Li (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

12:10 – 13:30 Lunch (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
Session 2 Presiding
Qing Liu (Tsinghua University)
13:30 – 14:25

A Demographic Theory of Economic Transition

Presenter
Stephen Chiu (The University of Hong Kong)
Discussant
Pengfei Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

14:25 – 15:20

Immiserizing Growth: Some Evidence (from China with Hope for Love)

Presenter
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University, CEPR, and NBER)
Co-author(s)
Xiaobo Zhang (IFPRI)
Discussant
Shuaizhang Feng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

15:20 – 15:35 Coffee Break (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
Session 3 Presiding
Rongzhu Ke (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
15:35 – 16:30

From Divergence to Convergence: Re-evaluating the History Behind China’s Economic Boom

Presenter
Debin Ma (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Co-author(s)
Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
Thomas Rawski (University of Pittsburgh)
Discussant
Se Yan (Peking University)

16:30 – 17:25

Sustainability of High Economic Growth, State Capitalism and Oligarchy

Presenter
Yikai Wang (University of Zurich)
Discussant
Yong Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

17:25 – 17:40 Coffee Break (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
Session 4 Presiding
Jaimie Lien (Tsinghua University)
17:40 – 18:35

Future of China's Economic, Political, and Social Systems

Presenter
Gregory Chow (Princeton University)
Discussant
Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua University)

18:45 Dinner at Shatin 18, Hyatt
(by Invitation Only)
Day 2: Thursday, 31 January
Session 5 Presiding
Travis Ng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
9:10 – 10:05

WTO Accession and Performance of Chinese Manufacturing Firms

Presenter
Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
Co-author(s)
Johannes Van Biesebroeck (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Luhang Wang (University of Toronto)
Yifan Zhang (Lingnan University)
Discussant
Heiwai Tang (Tufts University)

10:05 – 11:00

Exports and Credit Constraints under Incomplete Information: Theory and Evidence from China

Presenter
Zhiyuan Li (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Co-author(s)
Robert C. Feenstra (University of California, Davis)
Miaojie Yu (Peking University)
Discussant
Liugang Sheng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
11:15 – 12:10

Domestic Value-Added in Chinese Exports: Firm Level Evidence

Presenter
Heiwai Tang (Tufts University)
Co-author(s)
Hiau Loui Kee (The World Bank)
Discussant
Chen Bo (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

12:10 – 13:30 Lunch (Chung Chi College Staff Club)
Session 6 Presiding
Chia-Hui Lu (City University of Hong Kong)
13:30 – 14:25

Property Taxes and Home Prices: A Tale of Two Cities

Presenter
Min Ouyang (Tsinghua University)
Co-author(s)
Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua University)
Qi Li (Texas A&M University)
Discussant
Julan Du (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

14:25 – 15:20

Do Chinese Employers Avoid Hiring Overqualified Workers? Evidence from an Internet Job Board

Presenter
Kailing Shen (Xiamen University)
Co-author(s)
Peter Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Discussant
Maoliang Ye (Renmin University of China)

15:20 – 15:35 Coffee Break (G/F, Esther Lee Building)
Session 7 Presiding
Hongliang Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
15:35 – 16:30

Son Preference and Early Childhood Investments in China

Presenter
Lingsheng Meng (Tsinghua University)
Co-author(s)
Douglas Almond (Columbia University and NBER)
Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University)
Discussant
Albert Park (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

16:30 – 17:25

Hypergamy, Cross-border Marriage, and Family Behavior

Presenter
Junsen Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Co-author(s)
Yoram Weiss (Tel Aviv University)
Junjian Yi (University of Chicago)
Discussant
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University, CEPR, and NBER)

17:25 Closing Remarks
Junsen Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Zhigang Yuan (Fudan University)

*The financial support by the Faculty of Social Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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