2016 Asia and the Global Economy Conference

  • 2016 Asia and the Global Economy Conference

    Darden School of Business and Department of Economics, University of Virginia
    100 Darden Boulevard, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903


    Please click here to view the call for papers.

    Conference Schedule

    Friday, 22 April, 2016

    Breakfast and registration: 8:30-9:20 AM
    Light continental breakfast will be available outside of Classroom 120.

    Morning Sessions: Classroom 120
    Welcome remarks: 9:20-9:30 AM, Sankaran Venkataraman (UVA Darden)

    Presiding: John McLaren (UVA)
    Keynote Address: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Chang-Tai Hsieh (Chicago Booth): “Why Does Trade Matter?”

    Human Capital and Productivity: 10:30-11:30 AM
    Chong Xiang (Purdue) and Stephen Yeaple (Penn State): “The Productivities for Human Capital in the Global Economy”
    Discussant: Roberto Samaniego (GWU)

    Lunch Address: 12 noon-1:15 PM (Classroom 150)
    Presiding: James Harrigan (UVA)
    Caroline Freund (Peterson Institute): “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Good, the Bad, and the Controversial”

    Afternoon Sessions: Classroom 120

    Trade and Asian Economies: 1:30-3:30 PM
    Presiding: Peter Debaere (UVA Darden)

    Heiwai Tang (JHU) and Yifan Zhang (CUHK): "Do Multinational Firms Transfer Culture? Evidence on Female Employment in China"
    Discussant: Vivian Yue (Emory)

    Asli Leblebicioglu (UT, Dallas), Ivan Kandilov (NCSU) and Ruchita Manghnani (UNC): "Trade Liberalization and Investment in Foreign Capital Goods: Evidence from India"
    Discussant: Mine Senses (JHU SAIS)

    Coffee Break: 3:30-3:45 PM

    Finance and Development: 3:45-5:45 PM
    Presiding: Daniel Murphy (UVA Darden)

    Anil Jain (FRB) and M. Ali Choudhary (State Bank of Pakistan): "Finance and Inequality: The Distributional Impacts of Bank Credit Rationing"
    Discussant: Kieran Walsh (UVA Darden)

    Alessandro Rebucci (JHU), Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi (Bank of England) and Andrea Ferrero (Oxford): "Global Liquidity, Leverage, House Prices and Exchange Rates"
    Discussant: Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr (Federal Reserve Board)

    Time allocation: one hour per paper; 40 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussant, and 10 minutes for Q&A.

    Please click here to register.

    Program OrganizersPeter Debaere (UVA Darden), James Harrigan (UVA Economics), John McLaren (UVA Economics), Frank Warnock (UVA Darden) and Dennis Yang (UVA Darden)

    Administrative Liaison:
    Kate Beach
    Associate Director for Global Engagement
    Darden School of Business, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22906
    Tel: 434-243-2198; Email: BeachK@darden.virginia.edu