The NBER, the Australian National University, the Peking University China Center for Economic Research, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (Taipei), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Korea Development Institute, the National University of Singapore, the Tokyo Center for Economic Research, and Tsinghua Uni-versity (Beijing) jointly sponsored the NBER's 28th Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics, "Inequality." It took place in Manila, Philippines, on June 29–30. Research Associates Takatoshi Ito of Columbia University and Andrew K. Rose of the University of California, Berkeley, organized the conference. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER; Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER; David Price, Stanford University; Jae Song, Social Security Administration; and Till M. von Wachter, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER, "Firming up Inequality" (NBER Working Paper No. 21199)
Bo Chen, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; Miaojie Yu, Peking University; and Zhihao Yu, Carleton University, "Measured Skill Premium and Input Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Firms"
Pi Chen and Suling Peng, CIER, "Wage Inequality in Taiwan and Its Causes"
Masayuki Inui and Nao Sudo, Bank of Japan, and Tomoaki Yamada, Meiji University, "Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality in Japan"
Yukinobu Kitamura, Hitotsubashi University; Takeshi Miyazaki, Kyushu University; and Taro Ohno, Shinshu University, "Income Tax Reforms and Intra-Generational Redistribution: Evidence from Japan"
Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California and NBER, and Yothin Jinjarak and Ilan Noy, Victoria University of Wellington, "Vocational Education, Manufacturing, and Income Distribution: International Evidence and Case Studies"
Ronald Mendoza and Miann Banaag, Ateneo School of Government, "Political and Economic Inequality: Insights from Philippine Data on Political Dynasties"
Dan Liu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Christopher M. Meissner, University of California at Davis and NBER, "Geography, Income, and Trade when Income Inequality Matters"
Jakob B. Madsen, Monash University, "Piketty's Third Law of Capitalist Economics and the Dynamics of Inequality in Britain, 1210-2013"
Summaries of these papers are at: