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The University of Chicago & Renmin University of China---International Symposium on Family and Labor Economics

   


   Co-hosted by School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University and University of Chicago, International symposium on family and labor economics of University of Chicago - Renmin University of China will be held in Renmin University of China on September 16 (Thursday). The symposium will focus on labor economics of family. The scholars both abroad and at home will discuss about that with their academic achievements. Professor Gary S. Becker and James J. Heckman from University of Chicago, the two winners of the Nobel economics prize , then will attend the symposium and dialogue with participants.
    Due to space constraints, participants are by invitation only.
   
    School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China
    September 13, 2010
   
    Enclosed: Agenda of symposium
   
    The University of Chicago – Renmin University of China
    International Symposium on Family and Labor Economics
   
    Renmin University of China, Beijing
    September 16, 2010
         
    8:45 Registration
         
    09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks
    Xiangquan Zeng (Renmin University of China)
    James J. Heckman (University of Chicago)
         
    09:15 – 11:15 Session I: Children
    Chair: James J. Heckman
   
    Title: Old Age Support, the Formation of Children's Preferences, and Investments in Children's Human Capital
    Author: Gary S. Becker (University of Chicago)
    Presenter: Gary S. Becker (University of Chicago)
    Discussant: Dennis Tao Yang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
         
    Title: Parental Job Loss and Children's Health– Ten Years after Massive Layoff of SOE's Workers in China
    Authors: Hong Liu (Central University of Finance and Economics)
    Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)
    Presenter: Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)
    Discussant: Wanchuan Lin (Peking University)
         
    11:15 – 11:40 Group Photo and Coffee Break
         
    11:40 – 12:20 Dialogue with Nobel Laureates Gary S. Becker and James J. Heckman on Labor Economics
    Chair: Zhong Zhao
         
    12:20 – 13:40 Lunch
         
    13:40 – 15:40 Session II: Exogenous Shock and Human Capital
    Chair: Gary Becker
   
    Title: Picking up the Losses: The Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Human Capital Re-investment in Urban China
    Authors: Jun Han (Nankai University)
    Wing Suen (University of Hong Kong)
    Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Presenter: Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Discussant: Hau Chyi (Renmin University of China)
         
    Title: Early Health Shocks, Parental Responses, and Child Outcomes
    Authors: Gabriella Conti (University of Chicago)
    James J. Heckman (University of Chicago)
        Junjian Yi (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
        Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Presenter: Junjian Yi (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Discussant: Yinghua He (University of Toulouse)
         
    15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break
         
    16:00 – 18:00 Session III: Social Issues
    Chair: Junsen Zhang
   
    Title: Changes in Gender Wage Gap in Urban China during 1995-2007
    Authors: Shi Li (Beijing Normal University)
    Jin Song (Beijing Normal University)
    Presenter: Shi Li (Beijing Normal University)
    Discussant: Qingjie Xia (Peking University)
         
    Title: Sex Ratios, Crime, and other Socioeconomic Outcomes
    Authors: Lena Edlund (Columbia University)
        Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University)
        Junjian Yi (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
        Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Presenter: Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University)
    Discussant: Åke Blomqvist (Central University of Finance and Economics)
   

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