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2017 Conference

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Development

Stockholm China Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics and China Center for Economic Research & National School of Development, Peking University

Beijing 6-7 June 2017

Conference Venue: National School of Development, Peking University

Download Call for Papers here

Download Conference Program here 

 

Conference Program


Tuesday 6 June

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks


09:15 – 10:35 Session 1

Session Chair: Miaojie Yu, Peking University

Political Uncertainty and Innovation in China
Anders C. Johansson, Stockholm School of Economics
Xunan Feng, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Discussant: Chuanchuan Zhang, Central University of Finance and Economics

Culture and the Economy: Clan, Entrepreneurship, and Development of the
Private Sector in China
Chuanchuan Zhang, Central University of Finance and Economics
Discussant: Xin Wang, Peking University


10:35 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:20 Session 2

Session Chair: Philipp Boeing, Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW)

Hollowing Out the Middle Class: Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Polarization in China
Mingzhi Xu, University of California, Davis
Discussant: Shengyu Li, Durham University

Imported Inputs, Productivity, and the Impact of Import Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Paint Manufacturers
Paul L. E. Grieco, Pennsylvania State University
Shengyu Li, Durham University
Hongsong Zhang, University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Mingzhi Xu, University of California Davis

12:20 – 13:50 Lunch


13:50 – 15:10 Session 3

Session Chair: Belton M. Fleisher, Fleisher, Ohio State University & Hunan University CEFMS

Market Structure and Resource Reallocation: Evidence from China’s Steel Industry
Yu Sheng, Peking University
Discussant: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto

Ownership and Productivity in Vertically-Integrated Firms: Evidence from the Chinese Steel Industry
Loren Brandt, University of Toronto
Feitao Jiang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Yao Luo, University of Toronto
Yingjun Su, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant: Yu Sheng, Peking University

15:10 – 15:40 Tea/Coffee Break


15:40 – 17:00 Session 4

Session Chair: Xun Wang, Peking University

Fiscal Policy Volatility and Capital Misallocation: Evidence from China
Sai Ding, University of Glasgow
Wei Jiang, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Shengyu Li, Durham University Business School
Shangjin Wei, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Discussant: Anthony J. Howell, Peking University

Ethnicity, Start-up Finance, and Entrepreneurship in China
Anthony J. Howell, Peking University
Discussant: Sai Ding, University of Glasgow

 

 

Wednesday 7 June


09:15 – 10:35 Session 5

Session Chair: Loren Brandt, University of Toronto

Competitors, Complementors, Parents and Places: Explaining Regional Agglomeration in the U.S. Auto Industry
Luís Cabral, New York University & CEPR
Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University & NBER
Discussant: Yatang Lin, London School of Economics

Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China
Yatang Lin, London School of Economics
Yu Qin, National University of Singapore
Zhuan Xie, Peking University
Discussant: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

10:35 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:20 Session 6

Session Chair: Sai Ding, University of Glasgow

Trade Reforms and Wage Dispersion: Workforce Composition or Rent Sharing?
Rongzhu Ke,Hong Kong Baptist University
Yi Lu, National University of Singapore, Lianming Zhu, Waseda University
Discussant: Belton M. Fleisher, Fleisher, Ohio State University & Hunan University CEFMS

Wages, Innovation, and Employment in China
Belton M. Fleisher, Ohio State University & Hunan University CEFMS
William H. McGuire, University of Washington Tacoma
Xiaojun Wang, University of Hawaii
Min Qiang Zhao, Xiamen University
Discussant: Rongzhu Ke, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch


13:20 – 14:40 Session 7

Session Chair: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Measuring Patent Quality based on ISR citations: Development of indices and application to Chinese firm-level data
Philipp Boeing, Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW)
Elisabeth Mueller, German Graduate School of Management and Law
Discussant: Xun Wang, Peking University

Trade and Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition Effects
Daniel Trefler, University of Toronto
Miaojie Yu, Peking University
Discussant: Philipp Boeing, Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW)

14:40 – 14:50 Closing Remarks

 

 

 

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