Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Working Group on the Chinese Economy

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Working Group on the Chinese Economy

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The NBER's Working Group on the Chinese Economy met in Cambridge on September 30 and October 1 and 2, 2011. ShangJin Wei of Columbia University, who directs the group, organized the conference with Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER. These papers were discussed:

* Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Xi Chen, Cornell University, "Costly Posturing: Relative Status, Ceremonies and Early Child Development"

* Yuyu Chen and Guang Shi, Peking University; Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER; and Naresh Kumar, University of Iowa, "The Promise of Beijing: Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on Air Quality" (NBER Working Paper No. 16907)

* James Liang, Stanford University, "Evolution of the Labor Market in a Rapidly Developing Country"

* David Autor, MIT and NBER; David Dorn, CEMFI; and Gordon H. Hanson, University of California, San Diego and NBER, "The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Impacts of Import Competition in the United States"

* Julian di Giovanni, International Monetary Fund; Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan and NBER; and Jing Zhang, University of Michigan, "The Global Welfare Impact of China: Trade Integration and Technological Change"

* Lisa Cameron and Lata Gangadharan, Monash University; Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne; and Xin Meng, Australian National University, "Little Emperors--Behavioral Impacts of China's One-Child Policy"

* Julan Du, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Shang-Jin Wei, "The Gate of Heavenly Peace: A Prism into the Capitalist Success in Communist China"

* Chadwick C. …

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