Institute for Economic and Social Research

2019 Urban Economics Workshop


November 29, 2019

Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

Guangzhou, China

Location: 406 Science Hall, Jinan University, 601 West Huangpu Avenue, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 



8:55-9:00 Welcome Speech


9:00-10:20  Session I: Firms

The Spatial Distribution of Industries and the Comparative Advantages of Cities

Speaker: Shimeng Liu (JNU)

Public Capital and Firm Performance: Micro-Evidence from China's High-Speed Rail

Speaker: Chun Kuang (UIBE)


10:20-10:50 Break (Group photo)


10:50-12:10 Session II: Housing

Affordable Housing, Local Labor Market and Retail Amenities

Speaker: Yatang Lin (HKUST)

Do Earthquakes Shake Mortgage Lenders’ Risk Perception?

Speaker: Minhong Xu (NAU)


12:10-2:10 Lunch (Minhu Building)


2:10-3:30 Session III: Land

Urban Bias and the Political Economy of Rural Land Policy in China

Speaker: Wei Xiao (SWUFE)

Political Connection and Land Misallocation: Evidence from the Urban Land Quota System in China

Speaker: Jianfeng Wu (Fudan)


3:30-4:00 Break


4:00-5:20 Session IV: Land & Political Economy

An Analysis of the Spatial Price Competition among Real Estate Developers

Speaker: Wei Shi (JNU)

On Intergovernmental Communication: A Tale of Two Decentralization Reforms

Speaker: Shiyu Bo (JNU)


6:00-8:00 Dinner (Guangzhou Restaurant)

List of Participants:

Richard Arnott, University of California, Riverside

Shiyu Bo, Jinan University

Shihe Fu, Xiamen University

Yizhen Gu, Jinan University

Chun Kuang, University of International Business and Economics

Yatang Lin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Shimeng Liu, Jinan University

Wei Shi, Jinan University

Chaoyue Tian, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Jianfeng Wu, Fudan University

Wei Xiao, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Minhong Xu, Nanjing Audit University



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