Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Conferences/ Workshops

Contact:

For logistic inquiries, please contact Ms. Christine Li at the Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong at (852)3943-8684 or email her at christineli@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Session:

Each paper is allocated a total of 55 minutes with

  • presentation (45 minutes or less),
  • discussion (5 to 7 minutes), and
  • final Q&A (remaining minutes).

 

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Room 401, the 4th floor of Esther Lee Building at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The venue is equipped with wifi. You can find out how to access CUHK wifi service at room 403, right next to the conference venue.

 

Conference Facilities:

There will be two laptops and a printer available for use by conference participants in Room 403.

Vending machines are available for snacks and coffee at the first floor (which is one floor above the ground) of Esther Lee Building. The vending machines are operated by coins and Octopus card

 

Transportation:

The Chinese University of Hong Kong shares the University Station of the MTR East Rail with the Hyatt Regency Shatin, and the Department of Economics is situated right next to the western exit of the station. You may therefore find the following information useful for coming to the conference:

http://www.hongkong.shatin.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-hongkong-shatin/services/transportation/index.jsp

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/university/visitors.html

 

Coming to the Conference Venue

If you walk from the hotel or come by MTR, you may find the following map helpful for you to arrive at the conference venue (4th floor at Esther Lee Building).

MAP

 

Weather:

January may be the coldest month in Hong Kong, but the city's average temperature is actually around 15C (59F) degrees. January is also one of the few months during which Hong Kong is almost rain free and, more importantly, humidity free.

 

Dining Options:

You may visit http://www.openrice.com/english for your dining options.

 

Local Taxi Numbers:

For local taxi number, you may visit: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan-your-trip/practicalities/transport/getting-around/taxi.jsp

 

 

 

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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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Contact Us

Contact person: Miss Aiji Au
Tel: 3943 5503
Fax: 2603 5805
Email: economics@cuhk.edu.hk

 


 

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Call for Papers: Deadline Dec 15, 2012

 

The Third Annual Conference on Chinese Economy (CCE)

January 30 - 31, 2013

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

The third annual Conference on Chinese Economy (CCE), jointly organized by the Department of Economics at Chinese University of Hong Kong, the School of Economics at Fudan University and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, will be held on January 30 - 31, 2013 at Chinese University of Hong Kong. The objective of the annual conference is to establish a platform at which researchers on Chinese economy exchange ideas and explore potential collaboration. During the two-day conference, we will allocate one hour to each paper to ensure sufficient time for presentation and discussions. We have secured a limited amount of funding and will help cover round-trip economic class air travel and as well as three night local accommodation for presenters and discussants upon request, with priority given to junior scholars.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or discussing one at the conference, please kindly fill the form (embedded in callforpaper2013_Dec07.pdf ) and return it to conference.cuhk@gmail.com, with a pdf file of your paper (should you like to present) by December 15, 2012. We will announce the paper and discussion selection by the end of December.

 

The scientific committee for the Conference on Chinese Economy:
Chong-En Bai Tsinghua University,
Jiahua Che Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hongbin Li Tsinghua University,
Zheng Michael Song Chicago Booth School of Business,
Lijian Sun Fudan University,
Yi Wen Tsinghua University,
Dennis Tao Yang Virginia Darden School of Business,
Zhigang Yuan Fudan University,
Junsen Zhang Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Xiaodong Zhu University of Toronto.

 

Local organizing committee at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jiahua Che jiahua@cuhk.edu.hk
Kang Shi kangshi@cuhk.edu.hk
Junsen Zhang jszhang@cuhk.edu.hk

 

 

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Conference Venue

 

The conference will be held in Room 918, the 9th floor of Esther Lee Building at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Map

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Transportation

By Car/Taxi:

Enter the Chung Chi Entrance on Tai Po Road. ELB is the first building on the right.

By MTR:

Exit University Station from Exit A. Folow the footpath on the left up the hill. ELB is the first building on the left.

 

 

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