The NBER, Tsinghua University, and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business jointly sponsored a conference on "Health, Education, and Welfare Programs in China" which took place at Tsinghua University on July 5-7, 2012. NBER Research Associate Roger Gordon of the University of California, San Diego, was the U. S. organizer. The following papers were discussed:
Shuang Zhang, Cornell University, "Long-term Effects of In Utero Exposure to Land Reform on Academic Performance in China"
Hui He, Kevin XD Huang, and Sheng-Ti Hung, University of Hawaii, "Are Recessions Good for Your Health? When Ruhn Meets GHH"
Shuang Zhang, "Mother's Education and Infant Health: Evidence from Closure of High Schools in China"
Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego and NBER, "Is There a Doctor in the House? Absent Medical Providers in India"
Gordon G Liu, Jay Pan, and Chen Gao, Peking University, "Separating Government Regulatory Roles from Operational Functions by Public Hospitals for Greater Supply Capacity"
Chen Gao, Fei Xu, and Gordon G Liu, Peking University, "Payment Reform and Changes in Health Care in China"
Mingming Ma, Binzhen Wu, and Xiaohan Zhong, Tsinghua University, "Matching Mechanisms and Matching Quality: Evidence from China"
Belton Fleisher, Ohio State University; Haizheng Li, Georgia Institute of Technology; Shi Li, Beijing Normal University; and Xiaojun Wang, University of Hawaii, "Access to Higher Education and Inequality: The Chinese Experience"
Han Li and Jiaxin Xie, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, "Can Conditional Grants Attract Better Students: Evidence from Chinese Normal Universities"
Binzhen Wu and Xiaohan Zhong, Tsinghua University, "College Admission Mechanism and Matching Quality: An Empirical Study of China"
Raj Chetty and John Friedman, Harvard University and NBER, and Jonah Rockoff, Columbia University and NBER, "The Long-Term Impacts of Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood" (NBER Working Paper No. 17699)
Cheng Yuan and Lei Zhang, Tsinghua University, "Public School Spending and Private Substitution in Urban China"
Monica Martínez-Bravo, Johns Hopkins University; Gerard Padró i Miquel, London School of Economics; Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER; and Yang Yao, Peking University, "The Effects of Village Elections on Public Goods and Redistribution: Evidence from China"(NBER Working Paper No. 18101)
Yuyu Chen and Guang Shi, Peking University; Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER; and Naresh Kumar, University of Miami, "Gaming in Air Pollution Data? Lessons from China"
Jie Mao, Lei Zhang, and Jing Zhao, Tsinghua University, "Tax Rate and Compliance: Evidence from the Social Security Pension System in China"
Douglas Almond, Columbia University and NBER, and Hongbin Li and Lingsheng Meng, Tsinghua University, "Son Preference and Early Childhood Investments in China"
Summaries of these papers are available here.