Institute for Economic and Social Research

2020 SUFE-IESR Trade Workshop


College of Business of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the Institute for Economic and Social Research of Jinan University are jointly organizing an online seminar series on international trade

This workshop will be held via 6 online seminars, taking place every Thursday at 9:00-10:15AM (Beijing Time), starting from June 18 (excluding July 9). Each paper will have 45 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for the discussant, and 15 minutes for open questions. All online seminars will take place on Zoom.

Please submit your info (name of the event; your full name; occupation/organization) to to register. There is no workshop fee. Zoom meeting joining info will be sent out a day before the online seminar. To attend all the seminars, you need to register only once. 


June 18, 2020

Sun, Chang (HKU) | Learning and Information Transmission within Multinational Firms

Discussant: Ayumu Ken Kikkawa (University of British Columbia)


June 25, 2020

Fan, Jingting (Penn State) | Valuing Domestic Transport Infrastructure: A View from the Route Choice of Exporters

Discussant: Costas Arkolakis (Yale)


July 2, 2020

Jiao, Yang (Fudan) | Geographic Fragmentation in a Knowledge Economy

Discussant: Dan Lu (CUHK)


July 16, 2020

Xu, Mingzhi (Peking University) | Trade Liberalization and Chinese Students in US Higher Education 

Discussant: Will Olney (Williams College)


July 23, 2020

Mei, Yuan (Singapore Management University) | Horizontal Regulatory Barriers in International Trade: Evidence from Electric Plugs

Discussant: Zi Wang (SUFE)


July 30, 2020

Gao, Kailin (Peking University) | Signaling and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from E-commerce Certification in China

Discussant: Yingyan Zhao (George Washington University)

The organizing committee:

Jie Bai (Harvard Kennedy School)

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen (George Washington University)

Heiwai Tang (HKU)

Lixin Tang (IESR)

Zi Wang (SUFE)

Daniel Yi Xu (Duke and IESR)

Linke Zhu (SUFE)


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