7th Annual Conference
Economic Transformation of Asia

 
 
27
May
2019
Monday

Labor
Chair: Jin-Tan Liu (National Taiwan University)

Location: Siloso 3

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Serial Entrepreneurship in China

Loren Brandt* (University of Toronto)
Ruochen Dai (Peking University)
Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo)
Xiaobo Zhang (Peking University)

Discussant:
Laura Guiying Wu (Nanyang Technological University)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Does Access to Better Schools Affect Private Expenditure on Children? Evidence from China

Pei Gao* (New York University Shanghai)
Yiqing Lü (New York University Shanghai)
Xin Zhou (New York University Shanghai)

Discussant:
Nina Guyon (National University of Singapore)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Norms and Fertility

Sunha Myong (Singapore Management University)
JungJae Park (National University of Singapore)
Junjian Yi* (National University of Singapore)

Discussant:
Yin-Chi Wang (National Taipei University)

 
28
MAY
2019
Tuesday 

Credit, Institutions and Structural Change
Chair: Cheng Wang (Fudan University)

Location: Siloso 5

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Business Cycle during Structural Change: Arthur Lewis' Theory from a Neoclassical Perspective

Fabrizio Zilibotti* (Yale University)
Bo Zhao (Peking University)
Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo)

Discussant:
Chaoran Chen (National University of Singapore)

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Can Partial Commitment Increase Pension Contribution? A Field Experiment in Sri Lanka

Changcheng Song* (Singapore Management University)

Discussant:
Joseph Wang (National Taiwan University)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Digital Payments Induce Over-Spending: Evidence from the 2016 Demonetization in India

Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
Pulak Ghosh (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore)
Jing Li (Singapore Management University)
Tianyue Ruan* (National University of Singapore)

Discussant:
Yi Huang (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)



29
MAY
2019
Wednesday

Trade, Institutions and Development
Chair: Raymond Riezman (University of Iowa)

Location: Siloso 5

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer : Evidence from China

Kun Jiang (University of Nottingham)
Wolfgang Keller* (University of Colorado)
Larry D. Qiu (The University of Hong Kong)
William Ridley (University of Colorado)

Discussant:
Yu-Chin Chen (University of Washington, Seattle)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Government Credit and Trade War

Ning Cai (China Development Bank)
Jinlu Feng (China Development Bank)
Yong Liu (China Development Bank)
Hong Ru* (Nanyang Technological University)
Endong Yang (University of Macau)

Discussant:
Wen-Tai Hsu (Singapore Management University & ABFER)

* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 23 May 2019.




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Ping Wang (Washington University & ABFER) 
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Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University & ABFER) 
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Davin Chor (Dartmouth College & ABFER)  
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Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER) 
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Pao-Li Chang (Singapore Management University & ABFER)
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Nancy Qian (Northwestern University & ABFER)
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