Bank of Canada-Tsinghua PBCSF-University of Toronto Conference on the Chinese Economy

Bank of Canada Conference BannerFourth Annual
Bank of Canada-Tsinghua PBCSF-University of Toronto Conference on the Chinese Economy

Beijing, November 9-10, 2018

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The fourth annual Bank of Canada-Tsinghua PBCSF-University of Toronto Conference on the Chinese Economy is jointly sponsored by the Bank of Canada, the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University and the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto. The conference will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. This conference aims to provide researchers and policy-makers the opportunity to discuss theoretical and empirical perspectives on China’s recent economic growth experience and its implications for the global economy.

Co-organizers:
The Bank of Canada
PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
University of Toronto

Keynote and Invited Speakers:

  • Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
  • Justin Lin, Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics; Dean, Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University
  • Guofeng Sun, Director-General, Monetary Policy Department, the People’s Bank of China
  • Daniel Trefler, J.Douglas and Ruth Grant Canada Research Chair Professor in Competiveness and Prosperity, University of Toronto
  • Shang-Jin Wei,  N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University; Academic Director, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University

Organizing Committee

  • Mark Kruger, Bank of Canada
  • Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada
  • Xu Tian, University of Toronto
  • Hao Zhou, Tsinghua University
  • Xiaodong Zhu, University of Toronto; Tsinghua University

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Friday, November 9

08:30-08:35    Introduction

08:35-09:00     Opening Remarks

09:00-10:30     Session 1: Financial and Trade Liberalizations and Resource Allocation

10:30-10:45     Coffee Break

10:45-11:45     Keynote Speech: An Unhealthy Trade Surplus

11:45-12:45     Lunch

13:00-13:45     Luncheon Speech

13:45-16:15     Session 2: Trade Linkages and Trade Disputes        

16:15-16:30     Coffee Break

16:30-17:45     Panel on Trade Policy                                                

18:00-20:00     Dinner


Saturday, November 10

09:00-11:30     Session 3: Connections and Business Networks        

11:30-12:30     Lunch

12:45-13:30     Luncheon Speech

13:30-14:45     Keynote Speech: Convergence, Financial Development, and Policy                         Analysis

14:45-15:00     Coffee Break

15:00-17:30     Session 4: Application of Big Data      

17:30-17:45     Concluding Remarks  


Conference Venue:

3-300, 3/F Building 3, PBC School of Finance

Registration & Help Desk:

07:30-17:00, November 9        Lobby, 1/F Building 1, PBC School of Finance

08:00-17:00, November 10      3-300, 3/F Building 3, PBC School of Finance

Catering:

Refreshments are available outside 3-300.

All lunches and dinner are open to keynote speakers, panelists, committee members, session chairs, presenters and other invited guests, which will be served at Cafeteria, B1/F Building 3, PBC School of Finance.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 · MORNING SESSIONS

08:30-08:35     Introduction

  • Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto and Tsinghua University)        

08:35-09:00     Opening Remarks

  • Min Zhu, Chairman, National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University
  • Rhys Mendes, Managing Director, Bank of Canada

Session 1: Financial and Trade Liberalizations and Resource Allocation

Chair: Xu Tian (University of Toronto)

09:00-09:45          Shadow Banking: China’s Dual-Track Interest Rate Liberalization

  • Hao Wang (Tsinghua University)
  • Hongling Wang (Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research)
  • Lisheng Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Hao Zhou (Tsinghua University)

9:45-10:30            Misallocation under Trade Liberalization

  • Yan Bai (University of Rochester)
  • Keyu Jin (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Dan Lu (University of Rochester)

10:30-10:45          Coffee Break

Keynote Speech

Chair: Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua University)

10:45-11:45          An Unhealthy Trade Surplus

11:45-12:45     Lunch

Luncheon

Chair: Xiaodong Zhu

13:00-13:45   Luncheon Speech

Guofeng Sun, Director-General, Monetary Policy Department, the People’s Bank of China

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 · AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Session 2: Trade Linkages and Trade Disputes

Chair: Kun Mo (Bank of Canada)

13:45-14:30          International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer: Evidence from China

  • Kun Jiang (Nottingham University Business School)
  • Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Larry Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
  • William Ridley (University of Colorado Boulder)

14:30-14:45     Coffee Break

14:45-15:30          Trade Linkages and Firm Value: Evidence from the 2018 US-China “Trade War”

  • Yi Huang (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
  • Chen Lin (University of Hong Kong)
  • Sibo Liu (University of Hong Kong)
  • Heiwai Tang (School of Advance International Studies, Johns Hopkins)

15:30-16:15          Trade Wars along the Global Value Chains

  • Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua University)
  • Hong Ma (Tsinghua University)
  • Zi Wang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto and Tsinghua University)

16:15-16:30          Coffee Break

Panel on Trade Policy

16:30-17:00          Lead Discussion

  • Dan Trefler (University of Toronto)

17:00-17:45          Panel Discussions

  • Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
  • Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua University)
  • Dan Trefler (University of Toronto)
  • Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University and Fudan University)

18:00-20:00          Conference Dinner

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 · MORNING SESSIONS

Session 3:  Connections and Business Networks

Chair: Mark Kruger

09:00-09:45          Serial Entrepreneurs in China

  • Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
  • Ruochen Dai (Peking University)
  • Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
  • Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo)
  • Xiaobo Zhang (IFPRI and Peking University)

09:45-10:30          Conglomerate Formation in China

10:30-10:45          Coffee Break

10:45-11:30          Community Networks and the Growth of the Private Enterprise in China

  • Ruochen Dai (Peking University)
  • Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University)
  • Kaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge)
  • Xiaobo Zhang (IFPRI and Peking University)

11:30-12:30          Lunch

Luncheon

Chair: Yanqing Yang (Yicai Research Institute)

12:45-13:30      Luncheon Speech (private and off-the-record)

  • Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 · AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Keynote Speech

Chair: Hao Zhou

13:30-14:45          Convergence, Financial Development, and Policy Analysis

  • Justin Lin (Peking University)
  • Jianjun Miao (Boston University)
  • Pengfei Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

14:45-15:00          Coffee Break

 

Session 4: Application of Big Data

Chair: Fudong Zhang (Tsinghua University)

15:00-15:45          Can Media and Text Analytics Provide Insights into Labour Market Conditions in China?

  • Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  • Xinfen Han (Bank of Canada)
  • Mark Kruger (Bank of Canada)
  • Yu-Hsien Liu (Bank of Canada)
  • Sri Thanabalasingam (Bank of Canada)

 

15:45-16:30          Fintech and Firm Selection: Evidence from E-commerce Platform Lending

  • Yi Huang (The Graduate Institute Geneva)
  • Ye Li (Ohio State University)
  • Hongzhe Shan (Shanghai Finance Institute)                                            

16:30-16:45          Coffee break

16:45-17:30          What Do a Billion Observations Say about Distance and Relationship Lending?

  • Haoyu Gao (Central University of Finance and Economics)
  • Hong Ru (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Xiaoguang Yang (Chinese Academy of Science)

 17:30-17:45         Concluding Remarks

  • Hao Zhou, Associate Dean, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

Previous Conferences

Programs of the conference in previous years can be found below:

Venue

  • PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

Organizers

Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada

PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University

PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University

Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI)

Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI)