Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Chinese Economy Working Group Meets

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Chinese Economy Working Group Meets

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The NBER's Working Group on the Chinese Economy, directed by Shang-Jin Wei of Columbia University, met in Cambridge on October 1 and 2, 2010. Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, organized the meeting with Wci. These papers were discussed:

* Jun Qian, Boston College; Philip Strahan, Boston College and NBER; and Zhishu Yang, Tsinghua University, "The Impact of Organizational and Incentive Structures on Soft Information: Evidence from Bank Lending"

* Hongbin Cai, Li-An Zhou, and Yuyu Chen, Beijing University; and Hanming Fang, "Microinsurance, Trust, and Economic Development: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Field Experiment"

* Abhijit Banerjee, MIT and NBER; Xin Meng, ANU; and Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER, "The Life Cycle Model and Household Savings: Micro Evidence from Urban China"

* Loren Brandt, Trevor V. E. Tombe, and Xiaodong Zhu, University of Toronto, "Factor Market Distortion across Time, Space and Sectors in China"

* Qingyuan Du, Columbia University, and Shang-Jin Wei, "A Sexually Unbalanced Model of Current Account Imbalances" (NBER Working Paper No. 16000)

Ravi Jagannathan, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and NBER; Mudit Kapoor, Indian School of Business; and Ernst Schaumburg, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Why are we in a Recession? …

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