2018 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics
 Detailed Preliminary Program

Dec. 8, 2018 (Saturday)

 Time

 Activity

 Venue

 08:30am -   08:40am

 Opening Remarks

 Economics N303

 08:40am -   10:10am

 Keynote Session

 Economics N303

 

 

 Session Chair: TBD

 China's Labor in Two World's: 21st Century STEM and Industrial Revolution Mass Production
 Richard Freeman (Harvard University)

 Strengths and Weaknesses of China’s Official Statistics
 Carsten Holz (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

 

 

 10:10am -   10:30am

 Group Photo and Coffee Break

 TBA

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session I: Endowment and Environment

 Economics N303

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Rufei Guo (Wuhan University)

 1 The Interactions between Endowment and Environment: Evidence from a Social Experiment on Twins
    Rufei Guo (Wuhan University)

 2 The Genetic and Environmental Influences on Social Mobility
    Yilan Xu (University of Illinois)

 3 Educational Inequality within Sibling Pairs in Rural China
    Man Xu (Humphrey School of Public Affairs)

 

 

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session II: Entrepreneurship

 Economics N308

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Naijia Guo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 4 What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? The Effects of Elite Colleges and Intergenerational Transfers
    Naijia Guo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 5 Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Assimilation
    Rui Zhang (Capital University of Economics and Business)

 6 Does Social Capital Influence Entrepreneurship in the  Field of Small Business? – Differences in Urban and Rural China
    Xianhua Sun (Chongqing Technology and Business University)

 

 

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session III: Occupational Retirement and Occupational Choice

 Economics N203

 

 

 

 

Session Chair: Jiayi Wen (Xiamen University)

 7 Occupational Retirement and Social Security Reform: the Roles of Physical and Cognitive Health
    Jiayi Wen (WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

 8 Financial Intermediation and Occupational Choice
    Jiajia Gu (Jinan University)

 9 Parental Wealth, Time to First Job, and Labor Market
Outcomes: Evidence from Housing Wealth Shocks in South Korea  
    Jinseong Park (Jinan University)

 

  

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session IV: Migration in China

 Economics N406

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Minghai Zhou (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

 10 Long Term Migration and Consumption Behavior of Migrant Households: Evidence from China
      Minghai Zhou (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

 11 Move Out of the Land: Certification and Migration in China
      Xuwen Gao (Zhejiang University)

 12 City Size, Hukou Discrimination and Wage Premium of Floating Population
      Liqun Pan (Guangzhou University)

 

 

 

 12:00pm -   02:00pm

 Lunch                          

 TBA

 02:10pm -   03:40pm

 Keynote Session

 Economics N303

 

 Session Chair: TBD

 The Gender Gap in the Gig Economy
 Paul Oyer (Stanford University)

 Using the Crystal Ball of Demographic Growth to Predict  Future Trends in Global Migration
 Craig McIntosh (University of California, San Diego)

 

 03:40pm -   04:00pm

 Coffee Break

 TBA

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session I: Discrimination

 Economics N303

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Bin Xie (Jinan University)

 13 Institutional Discrimination and Assimilation: Evidence from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882  
     Bin Xie (Jinan University)

 14 Conforming Loan Limit Policy and Mortgage Interest Discrimination
     Chao Ma (Xiamen University)

 15 Labor Market Discrimination against Family Responsibilities: A Correspondence Study with Policy Change in China
     Haoran He (Beijing Normal University) 

 

 

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session II: Human Capital Externality and Labor Misallocation

 Economics N308

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Kejin Ni (Jinan University)

 16 后工业化时代的城市:交流产生人力资本外部性的微观证据
      Kejin Ni (Jinan University)

 17 劳动力要素错配视角下资源禀赋与产业结构研究
     Jie Liu (Northwestern Polytechnical University)

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session III: Education

 Economics N203

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Lei Zhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

 18 Dynamics of Return to Elite University Education: Evidence from Chinese Labor Market
      Lei Zhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

 19 From Ruined Homes to Ivory Towers: The Persistent Effects of 2008 Sichuan Earthquake on Student Achievement
      Hongjia Zhu (IESR, Jinan University)

 20 Judgement Fatigue in Survey Response
      Xiqian Cai (Xiamen University)

 

 

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Section IV: Incentive Design and Productivity

 Economics N406

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Maoliang Ye (Xiamen University)

 21 Team Incentives, Productivity and Choices: A Real-time Real Effort Experiment
      Maoliang Ye (Xiamen University)

 22 Bonus Scheme and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment
     Wei Huang (National University of Singapore)

 23 Incentive Design and Children’s Effort Evidence from Random Experiment in primary student survey in Shanghai
     Yuanyuan Chen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

 

 

 06:00pm -   08:00pm

 Dinner

 TBA


Dec. 9, 2018 (Sunday)

 Time

 Activity

 Venue

 08:30am -   10:00am

 Keynote Session

 Economics N303

 

 

 Session Chair: TBD

 Economic Preferences across Generations
 Klaus F. Zimmermann (Bonn University and Global Labor Organization)

 The Effects of Children’s Gender Composition on Filial Piety and Old-Age Support
 Junsen Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

 

 10:00am -   10:30am

 Coffee Break

 TBA

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session I: Gender  

 Economics N303

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Shusen Qi (Xiamen University)

 24 When They Work with Women, Do Men Get All the Credit?
      Shusen Qi (Xiamen University)   

 25 Why Girls Outperform Boys at Secondary School? The Role of Motivation, Self-control, and Time Investment 
     Songtao Yang (South China University of Technology)

 26 Holding up Half the Sky? Affirmative Action, Labor Market Restructuring and Gender Inequality in Urban China, 1988-2007
      Sharon Xuejing Zuo (Fudan University)

 

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session II: Media, Education, and Innovation

 Economics N308

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Shiyu Bo (Jinan University)

 27 Media Attention and Choices of Major: Evidence from Anti-Doctor Violence in China 
      Shiyu Bo (Jinan University)

 28 Does Watching Foreign Movies Fuel Innovation?
      Jie Li (Capital University of Economics and Business)  

 29 Unintended Impacts of Agricultural Fires on Human Capital: Evidence from National College Entrance Examination in China
      Tong Liu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)  

 

 

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session III: Labor Market Performance and Compensation

 Economics N203

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Huihua Xie (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

 30 Labor Market Performance and National Language Proficiency: Evidence and Mechanism from Language Promotion Policies in China
      Huihua Xie (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

 31 A Field Experiment on Compensating Differentials: The Case of Job Flexibility
      Qian Weng (Renmin University of China)

 32 Born into success? Evidence from the Age Regulations on Chinese Soccer
      Qingliang Fan (Xiamen University)  

 

 

 10:30am -   12:00pm

 Session IV: Labor Markets in the U.S. and Korea

 Economics N406

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Xirui Zhang (Xiamen University)

 33 Marriage Market Versus Job Co-Location: Location Choices of Ph.D.-Trained Singles and Couples
      Xirui Zhang (Xiamen University)

 34 Estimating Models of Trends in Male Earnings Volatility with the PSID: New Results and Comparisons to the Literature
      Sisi Zhang (Jinan University)

 35 Do Payroll Tax Subsidies Reduce Undeclared Work? Evidence from Korea
      Dohyung Kim (Myongji University)

 

 

 

 

 12:00pm -   02:00pm

 Lunch                          

 TBA

 02:00pm -   02:45pm

 Keynote Session

 Economics N303

 

 Session Chair:TBD

 Immigration in Schools: Foreign-born Students and the Performance of Natives
 Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

 02:45pm -   03:45pm

 Panel Discussion of Keynote Speakers
 Tentative topic: Good Research, Good Topic, and Good Paper in Economics  

 Economics N303

 03:45pm -   04:00pm

 Coffee Break

 TBA

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session I: Transportation Infrastructure and the Labor Market

 Economics N303

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Xiaofang Dong (Xiamen University)

 36 The Role of Transportation Speed in Facilitating High Skilled Teamwork
      Xiaofang Dong (WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

 37 How Does Transportation Infrastructure Affect Employees? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China
      Xinzheng Shi (Tsinghua University)

 38 Highway Access and Local Employment Response in Urban Hierarchy: Evidence from China 2002-2009
      Jipeng Zhang (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session II: Welfare of the Elderly

 Economics N308

 

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Yi Chen (Jinan University)

 39 The Long-Term Consequences of Having Fewer Children in Old Age: Evidence from China's Later, Longer, Fewer" Campaign
      Yi Chen (Jinan University)

 40 “More Children, More Happiness”? Effects of the Number of Children on the Elderly Parents’ Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from China
      Yanyan Gao (Southeast University)

 41 Does Postponing Retirement Policy really boost the Welfare of the Elderly? From the Perspective of Intergenerational Support
      Hualei Yang (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law)

 

 

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Session III: Labor Market Inequalities and Long-term Impact

 Economics N203

 

 

 

 

 Eession Chair: Rongzhu Ke (Hong Kong Baptist University)

 42 Social Networks and Elite Recruitment: The Chinese Civil Service Examinations, 1400‒1580
      Rongzhu Ke (Hong Kong Baptist University)

 43 Winter is Coming: Early-life Experiences and Politicians’ Decisions
      Pinghan Liang (Sun Yat-sen University)   

 44 The Effects of Immediate Reimbursement – Evidence from New Cooperative Medical Scheme in China
      Bo Zhou (University of International Business and Economics)

 

 

 

 

 04:00pm -   05:30pm

 Section IV: Migration and Rural Education in China

 Economics N406

 

 

 

 Session Chair: Qing Guo (Renmin University of China)

 45 Employment Status and Citizenization of Migrant Workers: Evidence from China Migrants Dynamic Survey
      Qing Guo (Renmin University of China)

 46 Impact of Education Cost Reduction on School Enrollment Rate in Rural China
      Shuangxin Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 47 The Effect of Air Quality on Labor Supply -- Evidence from China
      Wei Xu (Central University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

 

 06:00pm -   08:00pm

 Dinner

 TBA