Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Conference in China

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Conference in China

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The fourteenth annual NBER-CCER Conference on China and the World Economy took place at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) in Beijing on June 25 -26, 2012. The conference program was jointly arranged by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the CCER at Beijing University, and Tsinghua University. After opening remarks by James Poterba of NBER and MIT, Yang Yao of CCER, and Chong-En Bai of Tsinghua University, the following topics were discussed:


* Justin Yifu Lin, CCER, "China and the World Economy"

* Martin Feldstein, NBER and Harvard, "The Future of the U.S. Economy"

* David Li, Tsinghua University, "The Outlook for the Chinese Economy

* Alan Auerbach, NBER and University of California, Berkeley, "Long-term Fiscal Issues"


* Caroline Hoxby, NBER and Stanford University, "The Economics of Education"

* Xinzheng Shi, Tsinghua University, "High School Quality and Academic Performance in China"

International Economics

* Yang Yao, CCER, "Differential Growth Rates and Global Imbalances"

* Shang-Jin Wei, NBER and Columbia University, "Underappreciated Determinants of the Real Exchange Rate"

* Miaojie Yu, CCER, "Export Intensity and Trade Liberalization"

Savings and Retirement

* Brigitte Madrian, NBER and Harvard University, "Behavioral Economics of Savings"

* Yaohui Zhao, CCER, "Patterns of Retirement in China"

* David Wise, NBER and Harvard University, "The Economics of Retirement"

* Ho-mou Wu, CCER, "China's Local Government Debt"

Fiscal Policy

* Lei Zhang, Tsinghua University, "Social Security Taxation and Compliance"

* James Poterba, "U. …

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