The NBER, the Tokyo Center for Economic Research, the Korea Development Institute, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Peking University China Center for Economic Research, the National University of Singapore, the Australian National University, and the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (Taipei) jointly sponsored the NBER's 29th Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics. The conference, which focused on political economy, was organized by Research Associates Takatoshi Ito of Columbia University and Andrew K. Rose of the University of California, Berkeley. It took place in Seoul, South Korea, June 21–22. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT and NBER; Nils Enevoldsen, MIT; Rohini Pande, Harvard University and NBER; and Michael Walton, Harvard University, "Information as an Incentive: Experimental Evidence from Delhi"
Dongsoo Kang and Changwoo Nam, Korea Development Institute, "Conflict of Interests between Government and Creditors in Corporate Restructuring: Case of Korea"
Ippei Fujiwara, Keio University, and Shunsuke Hori, University of Tokyo, "Aging and Deflation"
Kenichi Ueda, University of Tokyo, "Tail Risk Dumping"
Zhenyu Cui, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Nobuo Akai, Osaka University, "Corruption, Political Stability and Efficiency of Government Expenditure on Health Care — Evidence from Asian Countries"
Weijia Li, University of California, Berkeley; Gerard Roland, University of California, Berkeley, CEPR and NBER; and Yang Xie, University of California, Riverside, "Crony Capitalism, the Party-State, and Political Boundaries of Corruption"
Henry S. Farber and Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER; Daniel Herbst, Princeton University; and Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER, "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data" (NBER Working Paper No. 24587)
Sunjoo Hwang, Hwa Ryung Lee, and Keeyoung Rhee, Korea Development Institute, "Regulatory Revolving Door in the Financial Industry: Evidence from South Korea"
Ying Bai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ruixue Jia, University of California, San Diego, "The Oriental City: Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD 1000–2000"
Meng-Chun Liu and Chia-Hsuan Wu, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, "Taiwan's Import Protection after Acceding to the WTO"
Chen Lin, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Randall Morck, University of Alberta, Edmonton; Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore; and Xiaofeng Zhao, Lingnan University, "Anti-Corruption Reforms and Shareholder Valuations: Event Study Evidence from China"
Xiangyu Shi, Yale University; Tianyang Xi, Peking University; Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University and IFPRI; and Yifan Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, "‘Moving Umbrella': Bureaucratic Transfers, Collusion, and Rent-Seeking in China"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2018/EASE18/summary.html