Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Twenty-Third Annual EASE Conference

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Twenty-Third Annual EASE Conference

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The NBER, the Australian National University, the China Center for Economic Research, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Korea Development Institute, the National University of Singapore, and the Tokyo Center for Economic Research jointly sponsored the NBER's 23rd Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics. It took place on June 15 and 16, 2012 at National Taiwan University. Takatoshi Ito, University of Tokyo and NBER, and Andrew K. Rose, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, organized the conference, which focused on "Employment and Growth." These papers were discussed:

* Margaret S. McMillan, Tufts University and NBER, and Dani Rodrik, Harvard University and NBER, "Globalization, Structural Change, and Productivity Growth" (NBER Working Paper No. 17143)

* Julen Esteban-Pretel, GRIPS; Ryo Nakajima, Yokohama National University; and Ryuichi Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, "Changes in Japan's Labor Market Flows due to the Lost Decade"

* Stacey Chen, Academia Sinica, "Long-Term Changes in the Wage Structure of Taiwan"

* Mei Hsu, National Taipei University, and Been-Lon Chen, Academia Sinica, "Why Do Immigrants Earn So Much More Than Natives in Taiwan?"

* Pengfei Wang and Lifang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Jianjun Miao, Boston University, "Stock Market Bubbles and Unemployment"

* Kaoru Hosono, Gakushuin University, and Miho Takizawa, Toyo University, "Financial Frictions, Misallocation, and Plant-Size Distribution"

* Yupeng Lin, Takeshi Yamada, and Anand Srinivasan, National University of Singapore, "The Bright Side of State Owned Bank Lending: Evidence from Japan"

* Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; Paul J. …

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