6th Annual Conference
Economic Transformation of Asia

 
 
21
May
2018
Monday

Market Distortions and Misallocation
Chair: Been-Lon Chen (Academia Sinica)

Location: To be confirmed

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Misallocation, Selection and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China

Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
Loren Brandt* (University of Toronto)
Jessica Leight (American University)
Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)

Discussant:
Lin Ma (National University of Singapore)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China

Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
Kjetil Storesletten* (University of Oslo)

Discussant:
Amanda Jakobsson (Singapore Management University)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Spatial Misallocation Across Chinese Firms

Xiaolu Li (Nanyang Technological University)
Lin Ma (National University of Singapore)
Yang Tang* (Nanyang Technological University)

Discussant:
Jing Wu (Tsinghua University)

 
22
MAY
2018
Tuesday 

Credit Markets and Economic Development
Chair: Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER)

Location: To be confirmed

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Growing Pains in Chinese Social Security System

Han Ming Fang* (University of Pennsylvania)
Yi Zhang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Discussant:
Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER)

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Interest-Rate Liberalization and Capital Misallocations

Zheng Liu* (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Pengfei Wang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Zhiwei Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Discussant:
Ernest Liu (Princeton University)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Roads and Loans

Sumit Agarwal* (Georgetown University & ABFER)
Abhiroop Mukherjee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
S. Lakshmi Naaraayanan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant:
Yatang Lin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

23
MAY
2018
Wednesday

Trade and Economic Development 
Chair: Davin Chor (National University of Singapore & ABFER)

Location: To be confirmed

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cultural Preferences in International Trade: Evidence from the Globalization of Korean Pop Culture

Pao-Li Chang* (Singapore Management University)
Iona Hyojung Lee (Singapore Management University)

Discussant:
Pushan Dutt (INSEAD & ABFER)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
How Did China’s WTO Entry Affect U.S. Prices?

Mary Amiti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Mi Dai (Beijing Normal Univesity)
Robert C. Feenstra (University of California)
John Romalis* (The University of Sydney)

Discussant:
Wan-Jung Cheng (Academia Sinica)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Does Foreign Direct Investment Lead to Industrial Agglomeration?

Wen-Tai Hsu* (Singapore Management University)
Yi Lu (Tsinghua University)
Xuan Luo (Singapore Management University)
Lianming Zhu (Osaka University)

Discussant:
Bingjing Li (National University of Singapore)

* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 09 April 2018.




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Program Director Conference Organizer

Ping Wang (Washington University & ABFER) 
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Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University & ABFER) 
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Davin Chor (National University of Singapore &ABFER)  
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Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER) 
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