China Economics Summer Institute 2009 Program

June 27-July 1, 2009

Beijing, China


Sponsored by

UC Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Hong Kong University, the LICOS-Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University




Saturday, June 27, 2009


1:30-2:00            Registration


2:00-3:00            Speech by a Senior Official from the People’s Bank of China

Introduction by Yingyi Qian (Dean, Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management)


3:00-3:15            Break


3:15-5:00            Panel Discussion

The Global Crisis, Global Reforms and the Role of China

Moderator: Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University, Tsinghua University and NBER)

David Dollar (Country Director for China and Mongolia, the World Bank)

Takeo Hoshi (Professor, UCSD)

Beatrice Weder di Mauro (Professor, University of Mainz, and Member of German Council of Economic Experts)


Sunday, June 28, 2009


8:30-10:00         Xin, Meng, Australian National University

“Unbundling Property Rights: Urban Housing Privatization and Labor Mobility in China” 

Authors: Xin Meng, Lakshmi Iyer, Nancy Qian

10:00-11:30 Zheng SongFudan Uninversity

“Growing like China”  

Authors: Zheng Song,Kjetil Storeletten, Fabrizio Zilibotti


11:30-12:50  Lunch

12:50                    Local Tour (SIMATAI Great Wall)


6:30                       Dinner


Monday, June 29, 2009


9:00-10:30         Lena, Edlund Department of Economics, Columbia University.

“Sex ratios and Crime: Evidence from China” 

Authors: Edlund Lena, Hongbin Li, Junjian Yi, Junsen Zhang


10:30-11:00      Break


11:30-12:30      Weili, Ding, Queens University, Canada

“When a son is born: Impact of family finances on fertility pattern”  

Authors:Weili Ding, Yuan Zhang


12:30-2:00         Lunch


2:00-3:30            Xiaobo, Zhang IFPRI

“Sex Ratios and Saving Rates: Evidence from Ëxcess Men in China”  

Authors: Xiaobo Zhang, Shang-Jin Wei


3:30-4:00           Break


4:00-5:30            Katharina, Pistor Columbia Law School

“Banking Reform in the Chinese Mirror”   


Tuesday, June 30, 2009


9:00-10:30         Scott Rozelle, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University

“Village Elections, Public Goods Investments and Pork Barrels Politics, Chinese Style”  

Authors: Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang


10:30-11:00      Break


11:30-12:30      Han Li, Shorestein APARC, Stanford University

“Empowerment with Accommodation? Elections and Village Cadre's ties with the Chinese Communist Party” 


12:30-2:00         Lunch


2:00-3:30    Hongbin Li Tsinghua University

             “Winter Heating or Clean Air”

Authors: Douglas Almond, Yuyu Chen, Michael Greenstone, Hongbin Li





Wednesday, July 1st, 2009


9:00-10:30         Avi Ebenstein, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, Harvard University

“Water Pollution and Digestive Cancers in China”   


10:30-11:00      Break


11:30-12:30      Nancy Qian, Dept of Economics, Yale University

“On the Road: Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth in China”

Authors: Nancy Qian, Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee


12:30-2:00         Lunch