NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NBER Reporter: Summer 2001


NBER Conference in Beijing


The fourth annual NBER-CCER Conference, jointly sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University, took place in Beijing on June 22-24. The topics for the conference, which focused on China's economy, were: an overview of the Chinese economy; taxes and debt; development of the financial sector; public finance; trade and exchange rates; corporate governance; social security; and banks.

In addition to these presentations and discussions, a tour of the Legend Computers factory rounded out the three-day program. U.S. participants at this year's conference were: NBER President Martin Feldstein and Professor Shang-Jin Wei, both of Harvard University and the U.S. conference organizers; and NBER Research Associates Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley; Charles Calomiris, Columbia University; Roger H. Gordon, University of California, San Diego; and Kathryn Dominguez and James R. Hines, University of Michigan. Also presenting a paper at the conference was Michelle White, University of California, San Diego.

The entire conference program with links to other related information is available on the NBER's web site here.

 
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