School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

2nd UNNC Workshop onAdvances in Economic Research

on 26th April, 2019

at the UNNC New International Conference Centre  


School of Economics is honoured to hold the “2nd UNNC Workshop on Advances in Economic Research” on 26th April, 2019 at the UNNC New International Conference Centre in celebrating the 15-year Anniversary of University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This a tri-centre workshop organized by Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy-China (GEP-China), Centre for Health Economics (CHE), and Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics-China (CeDEx-China). Four sessions of the workshop featured broad topics which span from econometrics to health economics and from experimental economics to global policy issues. The workshop has attracted economists from top Asian and Chinese universities as well as colleagues from both UK and Ningbo campus. Please feel free to join us!



08.45 Welcome and Introduction  Simon Appleton, UNNC

Session 1 – Econometrics (Chair: Chew Lian Chua, UNNC)

9.00-9.30 Ryo Okui, Seoul National University, Confidence Set for Group Membership

9.30-10.00 Jiawen Xu, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables Using Common Factors with Parameter Instability

10.00-10.30 Wei Song, Xiamen University, Least Square Estimation of Semiparametric Binary Response Model with Endogeneity

10.30-11.00 Group Photo and Tea/coffee



Session 2 – Health Economics (CHE) (Chair: Chee-Ruey Hsieh, UNNC)

11.00-11.30 Wen Jiayi, Xiamen University, Occupational Retirement and Social Security Reform: the Roles of Physical and Cognitive Health

11.30-12.00 Chengxiang Tang, Guangzhou University, The Impacts of High-speed Railways on the Hospital Utilization in China

12.00-12.30 Lefan Liu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Rising Prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases and the Role of Children: A Microeconomic Analysis of Catastrophic Health Expenditure for China

12.30-14.00 Lunch in the Staff Canteen, on campus



Session 3 – Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx-China) (Chair: Tom Lane, UNNC)

14.00-14.30 Chris Starmer, University of Nottingham, Investigating Choice Overload

14.30-15.00 Armenak Antinyan, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Relative Concerns and Social Network Structure: An Experiment

15.00-15.30 Marcus Roel, Beijing Normal University, A Theory of Reciprocity with Trust

15.30-16.00 Tea/coffee



Session 4 – Research on Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP-China) (Chair: Paolo Epifani, UNNC)

16.00-16.30 Rufei Guo, Wuhan University, The Interactions between Endowment and Environment: Evidence from a Social Experiment on Twins

16.30-17.00 Chaoyan Wang, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, The Impact of Momentum Trades on Return Comovements and Asymmetric Volatility in Dual Listings

17.00-17.30 Jake Zhao, Peking University HSBC Business School, The Growth of Chinese R&D and Innovation 

18.00 Reception at the Liberal Arts Hotel (For invited guests and conference speakers