National Bureau of Economic Research
China Center for Economic Research

The Tenth NBER-CCER Conference on China and the World Economy

China Center for Economic Research, Beijing University
Beijing, July 2 - July 4, 2008

Evening 7:00 on July 2 (Wed): Reception at CCER

July 3 (Thu)

8:30-8:45: Registration

8:45-9:00: Opening Remarks
Yang Yao (CCER), Shang-Jin Wei (NBER), and Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua)

9:00-10:45: Recent Developments in China and the World Economy
Chair: Yang Yao
Feng Lu (CCER): Recent macroeconomic issues in the Chinese economy
Gita Gopinath (Harvard University and NBER): International trade and finance
Chong-En Bai (Tsinghua): Factor Income Distribution in China

10:45-11:00: coffee break

11:00-12:45: Crime and Economy
Chair: Shang-Jin Wei
Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago and NBER): Economics of Crime
Wei Chi and Yijiang Wang (Tsinghua): Bribe-taking
Christer Ljungwall (SSE and CCER): Macroeconomic fluctuation in China and India

12:45 – 2 pm: lunch in CCER

2:00-3:45: Macroeconomic Issues
Chair: Chong-En Bai
Chia-Shang James Chu and Teh-Ming Huo (CCER): Macro-financial stability indices in China
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia Univ and NBER): The Chinese saving puzzle
Dianqing Xu (CCER): Real estate market in China

3:45 – 4:00: Coffee break

4:00 – 5:45: Productivity
Chair: Jens Ludwig
David Li (Tsinghua): A Lewisian View on Labor-Income/GDP
Charles Hulten (University of Maryland and NBER): Productivity
Jing Cao (Tsinghua): Productivity growth in China

6:30 – 8:30: Dinner hosted by CCER
Speaker: Gang Yi (Vice Governor, Central Bank of China)

July 4 (Fri)

9:00-10:45: Social Sectors
Chair: Ho-Mou Wu
Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago and NBER): Health Economics
Hongbin Li (Tsinghua): Evaluating China's Poverty Alleviation Program
Karthik Muralidharan (Harvard University and NBER): Education

0:45 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15: Financial Markets
Chair: Charles Hulten
Ho-Mou Wu (CCER): Merger Activities and Stock Market Valuation in China
Jinliang Li (Tsinghua): Inelastic Demand for Stocks: China’s Split-share Reform

12:15 – 12:30: Concluding Remarks

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 6:30: Factory visit

6:30 – 8:30: Dinner hosted by NBER

CCER contact persons:
Yang Yao: 13701142170, 6275-3103; Jiao Wang: 13810786104, 6276-6005.

Hotel for NBER delegates and families:
Hotel Boya:
Address: 127 Zhong-guan-cun Beidajie, Haidian, Beijing
Phone: 8268-9999