In October 2020, the Brookings Institution and Jinan University jointly organized the 2nd Brookings-Jinan China Microeconomic Policy Forum. The 2020 conference included three environment papers on pollution and four labor papers on migration control, peer effects, and old age support, as well as two panels on pollution and migration. The report below provides a summary of the presentations of the seven papers and discussions of the two panels.
Read the complete Brookings-Jinan Conference Report here.
Paper 1: 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
Paper 2: Attentions Online, Abatement Offline: A Natural Experiment from Social Media in China
Presenter: Pinghan Liang, Sun Yat-sen University
Discussant: Guojun He, HKUST
Paper 3: Weather, Climate Change, and Land Use: A High-Resolution Analysis in China
Presenter: Peng Zhang, CUHK Shenzhen
Discussant: Joshua S. Graff Zivin, UCSD
Paper 4: Migration Controls, Urban Fiscal Policies, and the Accumulation of Human Capital in China
Presenter: Jipeng Zhan, Southwest University of Finance and Economics
Discussant: Hong Song, Fudan University
Paper 5: Externality of Parental Absence on Peer’s Personality Traits
Presenter: Zhe Yang, Jinan University
Discussant: Elira Kuka, George Washington University
Paper 6: Welfare Magnets and Internal Migration in China
Presenter: Zhangfeng Jin, Zhejiang University
Discussant: Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO
Paper 7: 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
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