5th Annual Conference 
Economic Transformation of Asia

 
 
22
May
2017
Monday

Session: Labor Markets and Human Capital
Chair: Ming-Jen Lin (Nanyang Technological University)

Venue: Azalea I

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rationed Fertility: Theory and Evidence
Rufei Guo (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Junjian Yi* (National University of Singapore)
Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant:
Jianhuan Xu (Singapore Management University)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Government Employment Guarantee, Labor Supply and Firms’ Reaction: Evidence from the Largest Public Workfare Program in the World
Sumit Agarwal (Georgetown University)
Shashwat Alok* (Indian School of Business)
Yakshup Chopra (Indian School of Business)
Prasanna Tantri (Indian School of Business)

Discussant:
Jianhuan Xu (Singapore Management University)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Production of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Human Capital in the Global Economy
Chong Xiang* (Purdue University)
Stephen Yeaple (Pennsylvania State University)

Discussant:
Jianhuan Xu (Singapore Management University)

 
23
May
2017
Tuesday Morning

ABFER-CAFRAL Joint Session on Finance in India
Sponsored by: Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL)
Chair: Anand Srinivasan (National University of Singapore)

Venue: Hibiscus I

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Do Programs Mandating Small Business Lending Disincentivize Growth? Evidence From a Policy Experiment
Gursharan Bhue (University of Chicago)
Nagpurnanand Prabhala* (University of Maryland)
Prasanna Tantri (Indian School of Business)

Discussant:
Stephen Dimmock (Nanyang Technological University)
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Misallocation due to Inefficient Exits: Evidence from India
Nirupama Kulkarni* (Bank of India)

Discussant:
Abhiroop Mukherjee (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Product Market Development and Business Group Affiliation Value: Evidence from an Emerging Market
Narahari Hansoge* (Indian Institute of Management)
Vijaya B. Marisetty (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Poonam Singh (National Institute of Industrial Engineering)

Discussant:
Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)
23
May
2017
Tuesday Noon

Session: Regional Disparities within Countries
Chair: David Cook (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Venue: Hibiscus I

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Estimating Productivity of Public Infrastructure Investment
Guiying Laura Wu* (Nanyang Technological University)
Qu Feng (Nanyang Technological University)
Zhifeng Wang (Nanyang Technological University)

Discussant:
Wentai Hsu (Singapore Management University)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Feeding China's Rise: The Growth Effects of Trading with China 1993:2011
Tom Zylkin* (National University of Singapore)

Discussant:
Wentai Hsu (Singapore Management University)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A General Equilibrium Model of Formalization in a Dualistic Economy with Evidence from Indonesia
Yuwei Liu (National University of Singapore)
Yuming Fu* (National University of Singapore)
Wen-Chi Liao (National University of Singapore)

Discussant:
Wentai Hsu (Singapore Management University)

24
May
2017
Wednesday

Session: Politics and Institutional Distortions
Chair: Jiahua Che (Fudan University)

Venue: Azalea II & III

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
R&D Misallocation and TFP Growth
Zheng Michael Song* (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Michael Konig (University of Zurich)
Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo)
Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)

Discussant:
Fali Huang (Singapore Management University)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
An Unintended Consequence of Historical Land Ceiling Legislations: Impact on Land Acquisition and Corporate Investment in India
Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey)
Zoya Saher* (University of Surrey)

Discussant:
Fali Huang (Singapore Management University)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Leverage Induced Fire Sales and Asset Prices
Zhiguo He* (University of Chicago)
Jiangze Bian (University of International Business and Economics)
Lin Cong (University of Chicago)
Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)
Hao Zhou (Tsinghua University)

Discussant:
Fali Huang (Singapore Management University)

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Ping Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
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Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University)
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Davin Chor (National University of Singapore)
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Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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