2015 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics 

 Program Overview

 

Dec. 19, 2015 (Saturday)

 

Time

Activity

Venue

08:20am - 08:30am

Opening Remarks

Economics N303

08:30am - 10:00am

Plenary Session I 

Economics N303

10:00am - 10:30am

Group Photo and Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session I. A: Long-term Consequences of the Great   Famine and Cultural Revolution in China

Economics N303

 

Session I. B: Discrimination, Compensation, and Offshoring

Economics N301

 

Session I. C: Political Economy and Employment Dynamics in China

Economics N118

12:20pm - 01:30pm

Lunch                          

Sunwise Café (5F)

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Plenary Session II

Economics N303

03:30pm - 04:00pm 

Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

04:00pm - 05:45pm

Session II. A: Education and Health

Economics N303

 

Session II. B: Wealth, Retirement, and Happiness

Economics N301

 

Session II. C: Female Labor Force Participation 

Economics N118

06:00pm - 08:00pm

Dinner

Yifu Restaurant

 

 

 

 

Dec. 20, 2015 (Sunday)

 

Time

Activity

Venue

08:30am - 10:00am

Plenary Session III

Economics N303

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session III. A: Population Policy and Air Pollution in China

Economics N303

 

Session III. B: Gifts, Celibacy, and Crime

Economics N301

 

Session III. C: Migration

Economics N118

12:30pm

Lunch                          

Dafengyuan Restaurant

       

2015 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

 Detailed Program

Dec. 19, 2015 (Saturday)

 

Time

Activity

Venue

08:20am - 08:30am

Opening Remarks

Economics N303

08:30am - 10:00am

Plenary Session I: Keynote Speeches

Economics N303

 

 

Session Chair:Lei Meng(WISE, Xiamen University)

 

 

 

Do Politicians Change Public Attitudes?  

Gordon B. Dahl(University of California, San Diego)

 

   

Immigration Restrictions and Labor Market Skills

John Kennan(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Group Photo and Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session I. A: Long-term Consequences of the Great Famine and Cultural Revolution in China

Economics N303

 

 

Session Chair: Maoliang Ye(WISE, Xiamen University)

 

 

1

The Long-term Effect of Early Adversity on Mental Well-being: Evidence from the 1959-1961 Great Famine in China

Maoliang Ye (WISE, Xiamen University)

 

 

2

The Long-term Health Effects of Fetal Malnutrition: Evidence from the 1959-1961 China GLF Famine

Ya Sun(Singapore Management University)

 

 

3

Adolescent Environment and Noncognitive Skills

Huihua Xie (National University of Singapore)

 

   

Discussants: Huihua Xie,Maoliang Ye, Ya Sun

 

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session I. B: Discrimination, Compensation, and Offshoring

Economics N301

 

 

Session Chair: Suqin Ge(Virginia Tech)

 

 

4

Testing for Asymmetric Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination

Suqin Ge(Virginia Tech)

 

 

5

Spillover Effects in Executive Compensation

Tat-kei Lai (Copenhagen Business School)

 

 

6

Offshoring and Firm Overlap

Hans-Jörg Schmerer (University of Hagen, CESifo and IAB)

 

   

Discussants: Tat-kei Lai, Suqin Ge, Xi Yang

 

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session I. C: Political Economy and Employment Dynamics in China

Economics N118

 

 

Session Chair:Xue Li(Hunan University)

 

 

7

China’s Economic Reforms and Factor Price Dynamics

Mouhua Liao (WISE, Xiamen University)

 

 

8

The Dynamic Cadre Premium and Marrying Cadre Families

Xue Li (Hunan University)

 

 

9

State Sector Employment and Dynamics of Unemployment: Evidence from China

Naijia Guo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

   

Discussants:Naijia Guo, Lei Meng, Mouhua Liao

 

 

 

Time

Activity

Venue

12:20pm - 01:30pm

Lunch                          

Sunwise Café (5F)

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Plenary Session II:Keynote Speeches

Economics N303

   

Session Chair: Jiaming Mao (WISE, Xiamen University)

 
   

Labor Market Measurement in the 21stCentury

John M. Abowd(Cornell University)

 
   

Trade and Labor Dynamics: A Glaring Omission, and New Approaches

John McLaren(University of Virginia)

 

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

04:00pm - 05:45pm

Session II. A: Education and Health

Economics N303

 

 

Session Chair: Yuanyuan Chen(Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

10

The Education Performance of Migrant Students in Urban Public Schools in China

Yuanyuan Chen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

11

Informal Care and Health Utilization of the Elderly – Evidence from China

Yangyang Yu(Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

   

Discussants: Yangyang Yu, Yuanyuan Chen

 

04:00pm - 05:45pm

Session II. B: Wealth, Retirement, and Happiness

Economics N301

 

 

Session Chair: Sisi Zhang(Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

12

Has U.S. Families Recovered from Wealth Loss in the Great Recession and Why?

Sisi Zhang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

13

Retirement and Unretirement during the Recent Housing Crisis

Lingxiao Zhao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

 

 

14

Unemployment and Its Effects on Unhappiness: Unintended Consequences of China’s New Labor Contract Law

Liqiu Zhao (Renmin University of China)

 

   

Discussants: Jiaming Mao, Xiqian Cai, Maoliang Ye

 

04:00pm - 05:45pm

Session II. C: Female Labor Force Participation

Economics N118

 

 

Session Chair: Qing Wang(Peking University HSBC Business School)

 

 

15

Child Care, Work-Family Policy and Female Entrepreneurship

Qing Wang (Peking University HSBC Business School)

 

 

16

Virtual World versus Real World: A Study of the Demand for Cyber Games

Qingliang Fan (WISE, Xiamen University)

 

   

Discussants: Lei Meng

 

06:00pm - 08:00pm

Dinner

Yifu Restaurant

 


 

Dec. 20, 2015 (Sunday)

 

Time

Activity

Venue

08:30am - 10:00am

Plenary Session III: Keynote Speeches

Economics N303

 

 

Session Chair:Maoliang Ye (WISE, Xiamen University)

 

 

 

Hard to Get: The Scarcity of Women and the Competition for High-Income Men in Chinese Cities

Junsen Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break

Sunwise Café (5F)

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session III. A: Population Policy and Air Pollutionin China

Economics N303

 

 

Session Chair: Fei Wang(Renmin University of China)

 

 

17

Too Early or Too Late: What do We Learn from a 30-year Two-Child Policy Experiment? 

Fei Wang(Renmin University of China)

 

 

18

Beyond Quantity-Quality Trade Off: China’s One-Child Policy and Human Capital Investment

Xuebo Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

 

19

Running with a Mask? The Effect of Air Pollution on Marathon Runners’ Performance

Mengmeng Guo (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

 

   

Discussants: Xuebo Wang, Fei Wang, Xiaojia Bao

 

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session III. B: Gifts, Celibacy, and Crime

Economics N301

 

 

Session Chair:Ruixin Wang (Tilburg University)

 

 

20

“Forced” Gifts: A Burden of Being Friend

Ruixin Wang (Tilburg University)

 

 

21

Sworn Spinsters: An Economic Analysis of Celibacy 

Rufei Guo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

 

22

Search for Jobs or Crime?

Wei Xiao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

 

   

Discussants: Wei Xiao, Ruixin Wang, Rufei Guo

 

10:30am - 12:15pm

Session III. C: Migration

Economics N118

 

 

Session Chair: Hongliang Zhang(The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

 

23

An Immigrant’s Social Capital Investment Decision: To Bond or To Bridge

Zhiling Wang (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

 

 

24

Occupational Attainment, Wage Structure, and Native-Immigrant Earnings Differentials in Hong Kong: A Reweighting Approach

Hongliang Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

 

25

Impact of Resource Abundance on Internal Migration in Indonesia

Min Qiang(Kent) Zhao (WISE, Xiamen University)

 

   

Discussants:Min Qiang(Kent) Zhao, Zhiling Wang, Hongliang Zhang

 

12:30pm

Lunch                          

Dafengyuan Restaurant