Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Chinese Economy

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Chinese Economy

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The NBER's Working Group on the Chinese Economy met in Cambridge on October 9-10. Working Group Director Hanming Fang of the University of Pennsylvania and Research Associate Shang-Jin Wei of Columbia University organized the conference. These papers were discussed:

* Cynthia Kinnan, Northwestern University and NBER; Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; and Yongxiang Wang, University of Southern California, "Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households" (NBER Working Paper No. 21314)

* Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago and NBER, and Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China"

* Wolfgang Keller and Carol Shiue, University of Colorado, Boulder and NBER, and Xin Wang, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Capital Markets in China and Britain, 18 th and 19th Century: Evidence from Grain Prices" (NBER Working Paper No. 21349)

* Chen Lin and Xiaofeng Zhao, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Randall Morck, University of Alberta and NBER; and Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore, "Anti-Corruption Reforms and Shareholder Valuations: Evidence from China"

* Bei Qin, University of Hong Kong; David Stromberg, Stockholm University; and Yanhui Wu, University of Southern California, "The Political Economy of Social Media in China"

* Yi Che, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Yi Lu, National University of Singapore; Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve Board; Peter Schott, Yale University and NBER; and Zhigang Tao, University of Hong Kong, "Do Chinese Imports Influence U. …

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