Program: China Economics Summer Institute 2011


China Economics Summer Institute 2011

Conference Agenda


Conference VenueRoom 501, Weilun BLD, Tsinghua University


Friday, July 1:

1:30 - 1:45:     Welcome by Professor Bai Chong-En or Dean Qian Yingyi.


1:45 - 2:45:    International Mobility and Institutional Change.

Noam Yuchtman (University of California, Berkeley) and Suresh Naidu (Columbia University).


2:45 - 3:00:  Coffee Break


3:00 - 4:00:    How Intergenerational Status Transmission Affects Marital Sorting:

Evidence from China.   Zhao Yaohui (Peking University) and Li Han (Hong Kong University).


4:00 - 4:15:   Coffee Break


4:15 - 5:15:  China's Educational Inequality: Evidence from College Entrance Exams and Admissions.  Li Hong-Bin (Tsinghua University)


5:15 - 5:30:  Coffee Break


5:30 - 6:30:  Provincial and Local Governments in China -- Fiscal Institutions and Government Behavior.   Roger Gordon (University of California, San Diego) and Li Wei (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business).


7:00:  Dinner (Quan Ju De)


Saturday, July 2:


9:00 - 10:00:  What is Different About New Exports? Productivity, Factor Intensity, and Product Switching.  Yu Ma, Heiwai Tang (Tufts University) and Yifan Zhang(Lingnan University)


10:00 - 10:15:  Coffee Break


10:15 - 11:15:   AStructural Estimation of Distortions in UK And Chinese Manufacturing Firms.  Laura Wu (Nanyang Technological University) and Song Zheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong).


11:15 - 11:45:  Coffee Break


11:45 - 12:45:  Trade Liberalization and Embedded Institutional Reform:  Evidence from Chinese Exporters.  Amit Khandewal (Columbia Business School), Peter Schott (Yale School of Management), Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia Business School).


1:00:  Lunch (Box  Lunch )


Sunday, July 3

9:00 - 10:00:   The Role of Elected and Appointed Village Leaders in the Allocation of Public Resources – Evidence from a Low-Income Region in China.  Mu Ren (Texas A&M University) and Zhang Xiaobo (International Food Policy Research Institute).


10:00 - 10:15:  Coffee Break


10:15 - 11:15:   Do Girls in China Compete Just as much as Boys? Evidence from an Experiment that Predicts Educational Choice.  Jane Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).


11:15 - 11:45:  Coffee Break


11:45 - 12:45:  Patient Knowledge and Antibiotic Abuse.  Lin Wanchuan (Peking University), Janet Currie (Columbia University), and Wei Zhang (China Europe International Business School).


1:00 Lunch (Box Lunch)