The First Annual Conference
on China and the Global Economy
May 8-9, 2023
The First Annual Conference on China and the Global Economy will be held in May 2023, at The University of Hong Kong. The conference is sponsored by the HKU Business School’s Institute of China Economy. The objective of the conference is to create a forum to discuss new economic research on China and its relationship with the global economy.
Institute of China Economy
HKU Business School
Date: May 8 and 9, 2023
Venue: HKU-iCube, Room 4005-07, 40/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
Registration: We welcome colleagues, practitioners, and research students to attend the Conference. Please register here. Registration will be closed on April 21, 2023. There is no registration fee*.
* Lunch and dinner will be by invitation. Participants will be responsible to cover the passage and accommodation costs.
Contact: Institute of China Economy, HKU Business School at email@example.com
08:15 – 08:50
Coffee Break and Group Photo
Ran Song, National University of Singapore
“Migration Restrictions Can Create Gender Inequality: The Story of China’s Left-Behind Children”
joint with Xuwen Gao, Wenquan Liang, Ahmed Mushfig Mobarak
Wenwei Peng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
“Judicial Independence, Local Protectionism, and Economic Integration: Evidence from China”
joint with Ernest Liu, Yi Lu, and Shaoda Wang
Day 2: May 9, 2023 (Tuesday) – Macro/Trade
08:15 – 09:00
Professor Michael GREENSTONE
Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics
The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics as well as the Director of the Becker Friedman Institute and the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He previously served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he co-led the development of the United States Government’s social cost of carbon. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a Carnegie Fellow (aka the “Brainy Award”), and a former editor of the Journal of Political Economy. Formerly, Greenstone was the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT and directed The Hamilton Project.
Professor Chang-Tai HSIEH
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chang-Tai Hsieh conducts research on growth and development. Hsieh has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, as well as the World Bank’s Development Economics Group and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan. He is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Steering Group of the International Growth Center in London. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, an Elected Member of Academia Sinica, and a two-time recipient of the Sun Ye-Fang Prize.