8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Trade, Growth and Development

 
 
25
May
2021
Tuesday

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

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Trade Wars and Industrial Policy along the Global Value Chains
Xiaodong Zhu* (University of Toronto)
Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua University)
Hong Ma (Tsinghua University)
Zi wang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capital-Reallocation Frictions and Trade Shocks
Eugene Tan* (University of Toronto)
Andrea Lanteri (Duke University)
Pamela Medina (University of Toronto)


 
26
MAY
2021
Wednesday

Technology and Productivity
Chair: Michael Song (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 Booth & 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
Hale Utar (Grinnell College)
Simon Janssen* (IAB Nuremberg)
Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado)
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
Jianhuan Xu* (Singapore Management University)
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University & ABFER)
Ge Yin (Peking University)
Xiaobo Zhang (Peking University)


02
JUNE
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
Tianyue Ruan* (National University of Singapore)
Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
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 3 May 2021.

Session Format

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

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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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