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2015 Conference

Deepening Economic Reforms

Beijing, 12-13 June 2015

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Conference Program
Friday 12 June

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks by Prof. Yang Yao, Dean, National School of Development, Peking University

09:15 – 10:35 Session 1

Session Chair: Anders C. Johansson, Stockholm School of Economics

Financial Market Reform – A New Driver for China’s Economic Growth?Yu-Fu Chen, University of Dundee
Michael Funke, Hamburg University
Kunyu Tao, Central University of Finance and Economics

Discussant: Fei Zhou

Industry Upgrading and Financial Services
Xiaoxiao Hu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fei Zhou, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Discussant: Gueorgui Kambourov

10:35 – 10:50 Tea/Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:10 Session 2

Session Chair: Iikka Korhonen, Bank of Finland

China's Macroeconomic Policies, Restrictive Independence of Central Bank and Market Expectation
Tao Wang, Cornell University

Discussant: Rongrong Sun

The Renaissance of Macroprudential Monetary Policy Tools: Evidence from China
Jan Klingelhöfer, RWTH Aachen University 
Rongrong Sun, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Discussant: Tao Wang 

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch

13:10 – 14:30  Session 3

Session Chair: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto

Government Intervention in the Capital Allocation Process: Firm Employment as an IPO Selection Rule in China
Anders C. Johansson, Stockholm School of Economics
Danglun Luo, Sun Yat-sen University
Johanna Rickne, Research Institute for Industrial Economics & Stockholm China Economic Research institute
Wei Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University

Discussant: Iikka Korhonen 

Patent statistics: A good indicator for innovation in China? Patent subsidy program impacts on patent quality
Jianwei Dang, University of Tokyo
Kazuyuki Motohashi, University of Tokyo

Discussant: Michael Funke

14:30 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00  Session 4

Session Chair: Gueorgui Kambourov

One-Child Policy, Interethnic Marriages and Welfare Loss
Wei Huang, Harvard University
Yi Zhou, University of California, Berkeley
Mi Luo, New York University

Discussant: Xiaoyan Lei 

The Great Expectations: Impact of One-Child Policy on Education of Girls
Wei Huang, Harvard University
Xiaoyan Lei, Peking University
Ang Sun, Renmin University 

Discussant: Xi Chen

How Does Ambient Air Pollution Affect Early Childhood Health in China?
Xi Chen, Yale University and IZA
Hao Deng, Yale University     
Yawei Zhang, Yale University

Discussant: Wei Huang

18:00-20:30     Dinner

Saturday 13 June

09:00 – 11:00 Session 5

Session Chair: Michael Funke, Hamburg University

An Anatomy of China’s State Owned Enterprise Groups
Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
Ruochen Dai, Peking University
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University/IFPRI

Discussant: Jeffrey Zax

Making Reform Work: Evidence from a Quasi- Natural Experiment in Rural China
Shuo Chen, Fudan University
Xiao Ma, Fudan University

Discussant: Nathan Dong

Local Government Fiscal Deficit and Strategic Public Asset Management in Developing Countries: Evidence from China
Nathan Dong, Columbia University
Zigan Wang, Columbia University

Discussant: Loren Brandt 

11:00 – 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:35 Session 6

Session Chair: Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University/IFPRI

The Effect of Foreign Entry Regulations on Downstream Productivity: Micro-level Evidence from China
Sai Ding, University of Glasgow
Puyang Sun, Nankai Univeristy
Wei Jiang, Nankai Univeristy

Discussant: Yu Liu

Discretionary Charges as Firm Output Distortions: Evidence from China
Yu Liu, Fudan University

Discussant: Puyang Sun

12:35 – 13:35 Lunch

13:35 – 14:55 Session 7

Session Chair: Jeffrey S. Zax, University of Colorado Boulder

Firm Entry and Regional Growth Disparities: the Effects of SOEs in China
Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto
Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo

Discussant: Gang Guo 

Race to the Top and Bottom: Globalization and Education Spending in China
Gang Guo, University of Mississippi

Discussant: Kjetil Storesletten

14:55 – 15:20  Tea/Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:40 Session 8

Session Chair: Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo

Power Struggle and Government Oversizing: Unintended Consequences of Checks and Balances in a One-party regime
Nan Gao, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Pinghan Liang, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank

Discussant: Xiaohuan Lan

Provincial Returns to Human Capital in Urban China, Inter-regional Inequality and the Implicit Value of a Guangdong Hukou
Jeffrey S. Zax, University of Colorado Boulder

Discussant: Xiaobo Zhang

16:40 – 16:50  Closing Remarks







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