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The Rise of The Middle Kingdom Conference

The conference held at UCSD will kick-start a multi-year interdisciplinary project by leading faculty intended to produce influential research and shape future policy discussions.

May 19, 2011 9:00am to May 20, 2011 4:30pm

Thursday, May 19    Growth, International Finance, and Institutional Setting

Economic Growth and Technology Policy

9:00am-10:00am: Chang Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago, "Productivity Growth in China and India"

10:00am-10:15am: Coffee Break

10:15am-11:15am: Kjetil Storesletten, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, "Transition and Economic Growth in China"
11:15am-12:15pm: Barry Naughton, UC San Diego, "How Will China’s Technology Policy Alter Its Growth Path?"

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break

Financial Development

1:00pm-2:00pm: Shang-Jin Wei (Colombia Univ.), "Demography, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth in China"
2:00pm-3:00pm: Ayhan Kose, International Monetary Fund (IMF), "Structural Change in Emerging Economies before and after the Financial Crisis"

3:00pm-3:15pm: Coffee Break

3:15pm-4:15pm: Marcos Chamon, International Monetary Fund (IMF), "Financial Development, Savings, and Investment in Emerging Economies"

4:15pm-5:00pm: Erica Downs, Brookings Institution, "The China Development Bank"

Friday, May 20    Trade, Firms, and Labor Markets

Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

9:00am-10:00am: Gordon Hanson, UC San Diego, "Income Growth in Middle Income Countries and Changing Patterns of International Trade"

10:00am-10:15am: Coffee Break

10:15am-11:15am: Theodore Moran, Georgetown University, "China’s FDI and Natural Resource Procurement"

Trade, Firms, and Labor Markets

11:15am-12:15pm: Hongbin Li, Tsingua University, "Evolution of China’s Labor Markets"

12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15pm-2:15pm: Marc Muendler, UC San Diego, "Trade, Firms, and Labor Markets in Brazil"
2:15pm-3:15pm: Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University, "Trade and Firms in India"

3:15pm-3:30pm: Coffee Break

3:30pm-4:30pm: Kalina Manova, Stanford University, "Trade and Firms in China"

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