China Working Group Meets

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China Working Group Meets


The NBER's Working Group on China, directed by NBER Research Associate Shang-Jin Wei of Columbia University, met in Cambridge on October 16-17, 2009. These papers were discussed:

* Raymond Fisman, Columbia University and NBER, and Yongxiang Wang, Columbia University, "Corruption in State Asset Sales: Evidence from China"

* Hongbin Cai and Qinghua Zhang, Peking University, and J. Vernon Henderson, Brown University and NBER, "China's Land Market Auctions: Evidence of Corruption?"

* Yi Lu and Zhigang Tao, University of Hong Kong, and Ivan Png, National University of Singapore, "Do Institutions Not Matter in China? Evidence from Manufacturing Enterprises"

* Joseph Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Jun Huang, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics; Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Harvard University; and Mengxin Zhao, University of Alberta, "Bureaucrats as Managers--Evidence from China"

* Monica Martinez-Bravo, MIT; Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, London School of Economics and NBER; Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER; and Yang Yao, Peking University, "Village Democracy: The Effects of Increased Accountability on Inequality and Production"

* Loren Brandt and Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto, and Carl Vogel, NERA Economic Consulting, "Large Demographic Shocks and Small Changes in the Marriage Market"

* Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang, IFPRI, "The Sexual Foundations of Economic Growth: Evidence from China"

* Weili Ding, Queen's University, Canada, and Yuan Zhang, Fudan University, China, "When a Son is Born: The Impact of Fertility Patterns on Family Finance in Rural China"

* Jie Bai, University of Pennsylvania, and Joel Waldfogel, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, "Movie Piracy and Sales Displacement in Two Samples of Chinese Consumers"

* Catherine Thomas and Yongxiang Wang, Columbia University, "The Role of Agency in Mitigating Expropriation: Firm-Level Evidence from Contract Renegotiations"

* Kalina Manova, Stanford University and NBER, and Zhiwei Zhang, HKMA, "Export Prices and Heterogeneous Firm Models"

* JaeBin Ahn, Columbia University; Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University and NBER; and Shang-Jin Wei, "The Role of Intermediaries in Facilitating Trade"

* Karen Fisher-Vanden, Pennsylvania State University; Gary H. …

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