University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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GEP China/ifo/CEPII Conference: Structural Change and Trade Efficiency

06 (18:15) - 08 November 2013 (16:45)

Wednesday 6 November

Time  Description
18.15 Youngor Annual Globalisation Lecture
Professor Lan Xue, Tsinghua University
On: "Domestic Reform and Global Integration - The Transition of China’s Innovation System"
19.30 Reception at the Sofitel Hotel, Ningbo (travel by coach, from the Auditorium)
For invited guests and conference speakers

Thursday 7 November

Time  Description
09.00  Group Conference Photo to be taken (weather permitting) outside the Conference Centre 
09.15 – 09.30  Welcome and introduction
Professor Nick Miles, Provost, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Guest from Ningbo Science and Technology Institution
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Professor Giovanni Facchini, Director, GEP Research Centre, University of Nottingham 
09.30 – 11.00  Session 1 Chair: Giovanni Facchini
Beata Javorcik, Oxford University
Accession to the World Trade Organization and Tariff Evasion
Ma Hong, Tsinghua University
Measuring China's Trade Liberalization: A Generalised Measure of Trade
Restrictiveness Index
Innwon Park, Korea University
Cultural Affinity, Political Ties, and Endogenous Regional Trade Agreements
(with Soonchan Park) 
11.00 – 11.15  Tea/coffee
11.15 – 12.45  Session 2 Chair: Chris Milner
Gabriel Felbermayr, Ifo Institute, LMU Munich
The Transatlantic Trade Deal: How is China Affected?
Sandra Poncet, CEPII
VAT Rebates and Export Performance in China
Yantai Chen, Zhejiang University of Technology
Industrial R&D Internationalization from Emerging Economy to Developed
World: Evidence from China (with Lan XUE and Laijun LUO)
12.45 – 13.45  Lunch in Robin Hood Restaurant, University Staff Hotel 
13.45 – 15.15  Session 3 Chair: Gabriel Felbermayr
Giovanni Facchini, GEP, The University of Nottingham
Policymakers’ Horizon and Trade Reforms: the Protectionist Effect of Elections
(with Paola Conconi and Maurizio Zanardi)
Rahel Aichele, Ifo Institute, LMU Munich
Where's the Value Added? Global Effects of Regional FTAs
Rongrong Sun, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Measuring Chinese Monetary Policy: What Does the PBC Target?
15.15 – 15.30  Coffee/tea 
15.30 – 17.00  Session 4 Chair: Kevin Lee
Carsten Holz, HKUST
The Quality of China’s GDP Statistics
Markus Eberhardt, GEP, The University of Nottingham
Market Integration in Qing Dynasty China (with Daniel Bernhofen,
Stephen Morgan and Jianan Li)
Tuan Luong, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Ethnic Diversity and the Quality of Exports: Evidence from Chinese firm-level
18.15  The World Economy Annual China Lecture 2013
(Chair: Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Nottingham)
Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Fellow in
Economics, University of Melbourne
Former Australian Ambassador to China (1985-88)
On "China's New Model of Economic Growth: Implications for the World
19.15  Post-lecture reception at the Sofitel Hotel, Ningbo
For invited guests and conference speakers

Friday 8 November

Time  Description
09.00 – 10.30 Session 5 Chair: Xianhai Huang
Inga Heiland, Ifo Institute, LMU Munich
Export Market Risk and the Role of Public Credit Insurance
Françoise Lemoine, CEPII
The Geographic Pattern of China's Growth and Convergence within Industry
Sandra Lancheros, GEP, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Foreign ownership structure, technology upgrading and exports: Evidence
from Chinese firms
10.30 – 11.00  Tea/coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Session 6 Chair: ZhaoWei
Kai Xu, Zhejiang University
Comparative Advantage in Agriculture and International Productivity
Zhihong Yu, GEP, The University of Nottingham
Offshoring Prices, Relationship-Specificity and Exchange Rates (with Ben Li
and Xufei Zhang)
Paolo Epifani, Bocconi University
Trade Imbalances, Export Structure and Wage Inequality (with Rosario Crinò,
12.30 – 13.30  Lunch, Robin Hood Restaurant, University Staff Hotel
13.30 – 15.00  Session 7 Chair: Markus Eberhardt
Moonsung Kang, Korea University
A Multilateral Agreement on Investment in Regulating FDI Incentive Programs
Guobing Shen, Fudan University
The Effects of US DollarWeakened Adjustment on Sino-US Homogeneous
and Differentiated Products’ Trade: An Empirical Study
Zhao Ting, Zhejiang Gongshang University
The Contribution of Children to Innovation Capability of Manufacturing Firms:
Evidence from 283 Cities in China
15.00 – 15.15  Tea/coffee 
15.15 – 16.45 Session 8 Chair: Zhihong Yu
Puyang Sun, Nankai University
Import Competition, Resource Reallocation and Productivity Dispersion:
Micro-level Evidence from China (with Sai Ding and Wei Jiang)
Zheng Wang, Hull University
From One to Many Central Plans: Drug Advertising Inspections and Intra-
National Protectionism in China (with Markus Eberhardt and Zhihong Yu)
Yibai Yang, GEP, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Domestic R&D, Foreign Direct Investment, and Welfare
16.45 Closing remarks – Giovanni Facchini