2017 HKUST Conference on International Economics

June 1-2, 2017
Department of Economics, School of Business and Management
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Conference Venue: Room 1005, Lee Shau Kee (LSK) Business Building, HKUST

Program Schedule
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Day 1: June 1, 2017 (Thursday)


till 8:35 am           breakfast at Conference Lodge

8:55 am               Opening Remarks


Morning Session: (Chair: Albert Park (HKUST))


9:00- 10:00 am     Sam Kortum (Yale): Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market (preliminary draft) (with Jonathan Eaton and Francis Kramarz)


10:00-10:15 am     COFFEE/TEA BREAK


10:15-11:15 am     Stephen Yeaple (Penn State University): The Production of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Human Capital in the Global Economy (with Chong Xiang)


11:15-11:30 am     COFFEE/TEA BREAK


11:30-12:30 pm   Costas Arkolakis (Yale): Trade, Agglomeration, and Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence (with Federico Esposito and Rodrigo Adao)


12:30- 2:15 pm     Lunch at UniQue (by invitation) and group photo-taking


Afternoon Session: (Chair: Fernando Parro (John Hopkins University))


2:15- 3:15 pm      Edwin Lai (HKUST):  Fragmentation and Gravity (with Steffan Chi)


3:15-  3:30 pm     COFFEE/TEA BREAK


3:30-  4:30 pm     Heiwai Tang (John Hopkins University): Global Sourcing and Domestic Production Networks  (with Taiji Furusawa, Tomohiko Inui, and Keiko Ito)


4:30-  4:45 pm     COFFEE/ TEA BREAK


4:45-  5:45 pm     Yasusada Murata (Nihon University): On measuring welfare changes when varieties are endogenous


6:00 pm Coach -- Lee Shau Kee Business Building to HKUST Ferry Pier

6:15 pm Boat    -- Ferry Ride from Pier to Sai Kung

6:30 - 9:00 pm  -- Dinner at Sing Kee in Sai Kung (by invitation)



Day 2: June 2, 2017 (Friday)


till 8:50 am           breakfast at Conference Lodge


Morning Session: (Chair: Miaojie Yu (Peking University))


9:00-10:00 am      Dan Trefler (University of Toronto): Trade and Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition Effects (with Kevin Lim and Miaojie Yu)


10:00-10:15 am     COFFEE/TEA BREAK


10:15-11:15 am     Yao Amber Li (HKUST): Export Prices across Firms and Destinations (With Haichao Fan and Sichuang Xu)


11:15-11:30 am     COFFEE/TEA BREAK


11:30-12:30 pm     Jonathan Dingel (Chicago Booth): The Spatial Structure of Endowments, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate (with Solomon Hsiang and Kyle Meng)


12:30- 2:00 pm      Lunch in UniQue (by invitation)


Afternoon Session: (Chair: David Cook (HKUST))


2:00- 3:00 pm       Nuno Limao (University of Maryland): Trade Collapses: the role of Economic and Trade Policy Uncertainty in the Great Recession (with Jeronimo Carballo and Kyle Handley)


3:00- 3:15 pm       COFFEE/TEA BREAK


3:15- 4:15 pm       Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen): International Production Fragmentation and the Global Trade Slowdown  (with Bart Los, Robert Stehrer and Gaaitzen de Vries)


4:15 pm                  Conference Adjourned


4:15- 6:00 pm       COFFEE/TEA BREAK


6:00 pm                  Departure for Dinner in Serenade at HK Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui  (by invitation) by coach from Lee Shau Kee Business Building


For inquiries, please contact Julie Wong (fnjuwong@ust.hk, 852-23587621)