The Tenth NBER-CCER Conference on China and the World Economy


The Tenth NBER-CCER Conference on China and the World Economy

Time: July 2-4, 2008

Venue: Venue: Second Floor, Wanzhong Building, CCER, Peking University

Evening 7:00 on July 2 (Wed): Reception at CCER

July 3 (Thu)

8:30-8:45: Registration

8:45-9:00: Opening Remarks

Yang Yao (CCER), Shang-Jin Wei (NBER), and Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua)

9:00-10:45: Recent Developments in China and the World Economy

Chair: Yang Yao

Feng Lu (CCER): Recent Macroeconomic Issues in the Chinese Economy

Gita Gopinath (Harvard University and NBER): International Trade and Finance

Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua): Factor Income Distribution in China

10:45-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:45: Crime and Economy

Chair: Shang-Jin Wei

Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago and NBER): Economics of Crime

Wei Chi and Yijiang Wang (Tsinghua): Bribe-taking

Christer Ljungwall (SSE and CCER): Macroeconomic Fluctuation in China and India

12:45 – 2 pm: lunch in CCER

2:00-3:45: Macroeconomic Issues

Chair: Chong-En Bai

Chia-Shang James Chu and Teh-Ming Huo (CCER): Macro-financial Stability Indices in China

Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University and NBER): The Chinese Saving Puzzle

Dianqing Xu (CCER): Real Estate Market in China

3:45 – 4:00: Coffee break

4:00 – 5:45: Productivity

Chair: Jens Ludwig

David Li (Tsinghua):         A Lewisian View on Labor-Income/GDP

Charles Hulten (University of Maryland and NBER): Productivity

Jing Cao (Tsinghua):        Productivity Growth in China


July 4 (Fri)

9:00-10:45: Social Sectors

Chair: Ho-Mou Wu

Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago and NBER): Health Economics

Hongbin Li (Tsinghua): Evaluating China's Poverty Alleviation Program

Karthik Muralidharan (Harvard University and NBER): Education

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15: Financial Markets

Chair: Charles Hulten

Ho-Mou Wu (CCER): Merger Activities and Stock Market Valuation in China

Jinliang Li (Tsinghua): Inelastic Demand for Stocks: China's Split-share Reform

12:15 – 12:30: Concluding Remarks

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

Conference adjourns right after the lunch


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