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Brookings–Jinan China Microeconomic Policy Forum 2020

Brookings–Jinan China Microeconomic Policy Forum 2020

Virtual Conference Agenda


Date and time

Beijing Time: October 16, 2020, 8 am-11:15 am and Oct 17, 2020, 7:30 am-11:15 am

Eastern Time: October 15, 2020, 8 pm-11:15 pm and Oct 16, 2020, 7:30 pm-11:15 pm


Venue: Online at Zoom


Time allocation: 30 minutes for presenter, 10 minutes for discussant, and 5 minutes for general discussion.


Day 1, Friday October 16 (Beijing Time, 12-hour difference from Eastern Time)


8:00 am-8:15 am: Opening speech by Shuaizhang Feng and Clifford Winston


8:15 am-11:15 am:Environment session

Pollution and its consequences on firms and individuals


8:15 am-9:00 am:

Title: Location-based Policies and Unintended Environmental Consequences: Evidence from An Industry Relocation Policy in China

Presenter: Junji Xiao, University of Technology Sydney

Discussant: Shanjun Li, Cornell University


9:00 am-9:45 am:

Title: Attentions Online, Abatement Offline: A Natural Experiment from the Social Media in China

Presenter: Pinghan Liang, Sun Yat-sen University

Discussant: Guojun He, HKUST


9:45 am-9:50 am: Break


9:50 am-10:35 am:

Title: Weather, Climate Change, and Land Use: A High-Resolution Analysis in China

Presenter: Peng Zhang, CUHK Shenzhen

Discussant: Joshua S. Graff Zivin, UCSD


10:35 am-11:15 am:

Round table I: Pollution and its consequences on firms and individuals

Moderator: Clifford Winston (Brookings)


Day 2, Saturday October 17 (Beijing Time)


7:30 am-11:10 am: Labor session

Internal migration and rural-urban inequality in China


7:30 am-8:15 am:

Title: Migration Controls, Urban Fiscal Policies, and the Accumulation of Human Capital in China

Presenter: Holger Sieg, University of Pennsylvania

Discussant: Hong Song, Fudan University


8:15 am-9:00 am:

Title: Externality of Parental Absence on Peer’s Personality Traits

Presenter: Zhe Yang, Jinan University

Discussant: Elira Kuka, George Washington University


9:00 am-9:45 am:

Title: Welfare Magnets and Internal Migration in China

Presenter: Zhangfeng Jin, Zhejiang University

Discussant: Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO


9:40 am -9:45 am: Break


9:45 am-10:30 am:

Title: The Role of Social Norms in Old-age Support: Evidence from China

Presenter: Xuezhu Shi, University of International Business and Economics

Discussant: Zhong Zhao, Renmin University of China


10:30 am-11:10 am:

Round table II:Internal migration and rural-urban inequality in China

Moderator: Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University)


11:10 am -11:15 am:

Conference summary by Clifford Winston


List of Participants:

Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University)

Joshua S. Graff Zivin (University of California San Diego)

Guojun He (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Zhangfeng Jin (Zhejiang University) 

Elira Kuka (George Washington University)

Shanjun Li (Cornell University)

Pinghan Liang (Sun Yat-sen University)

Xuezhu Shi (University of International Business and Economics)

Holger Sieg (University of Pennsylvania)

Hong Song (Fudan University) 

Clifford Winston (Brookings) 

Junji Xiao (University of Technology Sydney)

Zhe Yang (Jinan University)

Peng Zhang (CUHK Shenzhen)

Sisi Zhang (Jinan University)

Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)

Klaus F. Zimmermann (Global Labor Organization) 

Invited Speakers
Clifford Winston
Elira Kuka
Guojun He
Holger Sieg
Hong Song
Joshua S. Graff Zivin
Junji Xiao
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Peng Zhang
Shanjun Li
Pinghan Liang
Shuaizhang Feng
Sisi Zhang
Xuezhu Shi
Zhangfeng Jin
Zhe Yang
Zhong Zhao