8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Trade, Growth and Development

 
 
25
May
2021
Tuesday

Trade
Chair: Pao-Li Chang (Singapore Management University & ABFER)

9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Trade Wars and Industrial Policy along the Global Value Chains
Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua University)
Hong Ma (Tsinghua University)
Zi wang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Xiaodong Zhu* (University of Toronto)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capital-Reallocation Frictions and Trade Shocks
Andrea Lanteri (Duke University)
Pamela Medina (University of Toronto)
Eugene Tan* (University of Toronto)


 
26
MAY
2021
Wednesday

Technology and Productivity
Chair: Michael Song (The Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
Transport Infrastructure and Productivity: The China Experience
Steven Davis* (University of Chicago & ABFER)
Meijun Qian* (Australian National University)
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Future Technology Hubs or Backwater? Lessons On Structural Change From Germany’s Coal Regions
Simon Janssen* (IAB Nuremberg)
Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado)
Hale Utar (Grinnell College)
Ehsan Vallizadeh (IAB Nuremberg)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bureaucratic Bean Counting and Patent Subsidies: A Welfare Evaluation of China's Pro-innovation Program
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University & ABFER)
Jianhuan Xu* (Singapore Management University)
Ge Yin (Peking University)
Xiaobo Zhang (Peking University)


02
JUN
2021
Wednesday

Labor and Development
Chair: Nancy Qian (Northwestern University & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
Supporting Seniors: How Low-Income Elderly Individuals Respond to a Retirement Support Program
Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
Tianyue Ruan* (National University of Singapore)
Bernard Yeung (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
“Golden Ages”: A Tale of Two Labor Markets
Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania & ABFER)
Xincheng Qiu* (University of Pennsylvania)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Growing through Competition: The Reduction of Entry Barriers among Chinese Manufacturing Firms
Helu Jiang* (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Yu Zheng (Queen Mary University of London)
Lijun Zhu (Peking University)


* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 21 Jun 2021.

Session Format

One hour for each paper including presentation and open discussion. There will be 15 minutes break after each paper.

Contact Information

Program Director Conference Organizer

Ping Wang (Washington University in St. Louis & ABFER)
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Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University & ABFER)
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Pao-Li Chang (Singapore Management University & ABFER)
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Davin Chor (Dartmouth College & ABFER)
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Nancy Qian (Northwestern University & ABFER)
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Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ABFER)
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Heiwai Tang (University of Hong Kong)
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Call for Papers
Conference Summary (pdf)
Conference Schedule (pdf)
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