2010 Program

Note: This is a tentative program, subject to change. The papers below are PDFs. You will need Adobe Reader to view them.

July 2, 2010

Chair: Gérard Roland, University of California, Berkeley

1:50-2:00: Welcome remarks: Dean Yingyi Qian

2:00-3:30: “Family Ties and Organizational Design: Evidence from Chinese Private Firms
Hongbin Cai, Hongbin Li, Albert Park* and Li-an Zhou

3:30-4:00: Coffee break

4:00-5:30: Costly Blackouts? Measuring Productivity and Environmental Effects of Electricity Shortages
Karen Fisher-Vanden, Erin Mansur and Qiong Wang

July 3, 2010

Chair: Chong-En Bai, Tsinghua University

9:00-10:30: Accounting for China’s Growth
Loren Brandt and Xiaodong Zhu*

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30: “Accountability and Growth: The Costs of Village Democracy in China
Monica Martinez-Bravo*, Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao

12:30-2:00 Lunch

Chair: Robin Burgess, London School of Economics

:00-3:30: “The Impact of Retirement on Health: Evidence from China
Xiaoyan Lei, Li Tan and Yaohui Zhao*

3:30-4:00: Coffee break

4:00-5:30: Son Preference and Early Childhood Investments in China”
Doug Almond*, Hongbin Li and Lingsheng Meng

July 4, 2010

Chair: Jo Swinnen, K. U. Leuven

:00-10:30:Gaming the School Choice Mechanism
Yinghua He

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:30:Picking up the Losses: the Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Human Capital Re-Investment in Urban China
Jun Han, Wing Suen and Junsen Zhang

12:30-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:30: Tax Avoidance, Tax Preference and Re-imports: The Case of “Redundant” Trade
Xuepeng Liu

3:30-4:00: Coffee break

4:00-5:30: Idiosyncratic Risk and Household Savings in China
Marcos Chamon, Kai Liu* and Eswar Prasad

Tsinghua CDC and Data Collections in China

July 5, 2010

Chair: Yingyi Qian, Co-Director of China Data Center, Tsinghua University (Tsinghua CD
Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

9:00-9:20: Opening Ceremony

Welcome remarks by a University Official
Co-director of China Data Center: introducing Tsinghua CDC

9:20-10:10 Data of China Data Center
Chair: Yingyi Qian, Co-Director of Tsinghua CDC
Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Hongbin Li: Tsinghua CDC Data Collections and Sharing Rules
Jingming Liu: Tsinghua CDC Survey Work

10:10-10:30: Coffee break

10:30-12:30: Data Collection Activities in China
Speaker: Scott Rozelle, Stanford University

Rural Education Action Project (REAP) in China
Speaker: Zeqi Qiu, Peking University

12:30-2:00: Lunch

2:00-4:00: Data Collections in Other Countries
Speaker: Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
Speaker: Ted Miguel, UC Berkeley
Speaker: sociologist
Speaker: sociologist

4:00-4:20: Coffee break

Chair: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago

4:20-5:40 Roundtable Discussion: What Do We Expect from Tsinghua CDC?

Panel: Doug Almond, Columbia University
Ted Miguel, UC Berkeley
Albert Park, Oxford University
Mark Rosenzweig, Oxford University
Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
Junsen Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong