Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - CUHK 6th annual conference on Chinese economy - Programme

CUHK 6th annual conference on Chinese economy

Room 918, Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK

12 - 13 December 2015



Day 1: Saturday, 12 December
9:00 to 9:30 Reception
9:30 to 10:15 A Staged-Development Approach to Trade and Institutions: The Dynamic Process for Establishing the Pearl of the Britain-China Trade

WANG Ping, Washington University in St. Louis

10:15 to 11:00 Geopolitics and Asia's Little Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of State Building in China and Japan after 1850

SNG Tuan Hwee, National University of Singapore

11:00 to 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 to 12:15 Endogenous Neo-Confucianism: The Path of Development in Historical China


12:30 to 13:45 Lunch
14:15 to 15:00 Friends from Afar: Migration, Cultural Proximity and Primary Schooling in the Lower Yangzi, 1850-1949

HAO Yu, Peking University

15:00 to 15:45 Political Influence, Networks, and Rankings: Evidence from Advanced Degree Holders in Imperial China, 1400-1580

KE Rongzhu, CUHK

15:45 to 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 to 17:00 Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Imperial Examination System


18:00 Conference Dinner
Day 2: Sunday, 13 December
9:15 to 9:30 Reception
9:30 to 10:15 Openness to FDI and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy: Evidence from Chinese Firms

LIN Shu, Fudan University

10:15 to 11:00 Interest Rate Liberalization and Capital Allocation

LIU Zheng, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

11:00 to 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 to 12:15 Shifts of Distortion and Corruption over Local Political Cycles in China

CHEN Shawn, University of Western Australia

12:30 to 13:45 Lunch
14:00 to 16:00 Brain Storming

Led by WANG Pengfei, HKUST


JIN Keyu, London School of Economics and Political Science