China Economics Summer Institute 2008 program

Thursday, June 26

Airport pick up will be arranged for non-Chinese speaking participants.

Check in to Dalian International Finance Conference Center.

6:00 p.m.                                 Buffet dinner in the hotel

Every day, June 27-July 1       Breakfast in the hotel

Friday, June 27

9:00-10:30 a.m.                       Shing-yi Wang, Yale University
“Credit Constraints, Job Mobility and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Property Reform in China”

10:30-11:00 a.m.                     Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m              Zhigang Tao, Hong Kong University
“Property Rights Protection and Firm Horizontal Scope”

12:45 p.m.                               Buffet lunch in the hotel

Afternoon                               Free activities in the afternoon unless otherwise arranged

6:00 p.m.                                 Welcome banquet from the host

Saturday, June 28

9:00-10:30 a.m.                      Douglas Almond, Lena Edlund, Columbia University

“Long-Term Effects of the 1959-1961 China famine: Mainland China and Hong Kong”

10:30-11:00 a.m.                     Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.             Lingsheng Meng (Maryland University) “Evaluating China's Poverty Alleviation Program: A Regression Discontinuity Approach”

12:45 p.m.                               Buffet lunch in the hotel

2:00 p.m.                                 Local tour

6:00 p.m.                                 Dinner in the hotel

7:30-9:00 p.m.                        

Xiaohan Zhong, Tsinghua University
“More Production is Safer Production? Effects of Shutdown Policy on Chinas Coal Industry

YongXiang Wang, Columbia University

“Profiting from Government stakes in a command economy: Evidence from Asset sales”

Sunday, June 29

9:00-10:30 a.m.                      

Loren Brandt, University of Toronto- Hui Wang, University of Toronto

“Substitution effects in parental investments”          

10:30-11:00 a.m.                     Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.           

Elaine Liu, Princeton University
“Time to Change What to Sow: Risk Preferences and Technology Adoption Decisions of Cotton Farmers in China” 

12:45 p.m.                               Buffet lunch in the hotel

6:00 p.m.                                 Barbecue in the hotel

Monday, June 30

9:00-10:30 a.m.                      

Yanhui Wu, London School of Economics
Can Decentralization Improve Individual Performance: Evidence from A Newspaper?”

10:30-11:00 a.m.                    

Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.             Nancy Qian, Brown University
Gerard Padro i Miquel, London School of Economics

“The Rise of China and the Natural Resource Curse in Africa: Political Institutions and Human Rights”

12:45 p.m.                               Buffet lunch in the hotel

2:00 p.m.                                 Field trip

6:00 p.m.                                 Dinner in the hotel

7:30-9:00 p.m.

Veerle Slootmaekers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“FDI Spillovers in the Chinese Manufacturing Sector: Evidence of Firm Heterogeneity”

Zhishu Yang, Tsinghua University
“Bank Loans with Chinese Characteristics”

Tuesday, July 1

9:00-10:30 a.m.                      

Avram Ebenstein, David Mericle, Harvard University

“Estimating a Dynamic Model of Sex Selection in China”

 

10:30-11:00 a.m.                     Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.            

Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University Robert Koopman, Director of Office of Economics,U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Zhi Wang, USITC
“How much of Chinese exports is really made in China? Assessing domestic value-added when processing trade is pervasive”

12:45 p.m.                               Buffet lunch in the hotel

6:00 p.m.                                 Dinner at the hotel