Organized by: 

                    Jeff Furman (Boston University & NBER)

                    WonJoon Kim (KAIST & AIEA)

                    Hanming Fang (Penn, ShanghaiTech, AIEA & NBER)


                    Host: ShanghaiTech University, School of Entrepreneurship and Management


                    Session #1: Shanghai Time: August 25th, 2020, Tuesday Morning (8-10am) [Boston Time: August 24, Monday night 8-10 pm]


                    7:30-7:50 AM:  Registration & Waiting                                                                          

                    7:50-8:00 AM: Opening remarks (Hanming, Jeff, WonJoon)


                    8:00-8:30 Michael Kremer (Harvard University, Dept. Economics, and NBER; Nobel Prize in Economics 2019)

                    Title: Covid-19 Vaccines 

                    Discussant: Scott Stern (MIT Sloan School of Management and NBER)


                    8:30-9:00 Wonjoon Kim (KAIST & AIEA) and Ke Feng (Hunan University)       

                    Does Trade Liberalization induce Innovation?  China’s WTO Accession and Novel knowledge Recombination

                    Discussant: Erica Fuchs (Carnegie Mellon University)


                    9:00-9:30 Katie Moon (University of Colorado, Boulder) 

                    Information Transparency in Drug Development:  Evidence from Mandatory Disclosure of Clinical Trials            

                    Discussant: Josh Krieger (Harvard Business School)


                    9:30-10:00        David Y. Yang (Harvard University, Dept. Economics)

                    Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China                       

                    Discussant: Ivan Png (National University of Singapore)


                    10:00-10:05      Closing             



                    Session # 2: Shanghai Time: 25th August, Tuesday Night (8-10pm) [Boston Time: August 25 morning 8-10am]                    

                    7:30-7:50 PM    Registration & Waiting                                                                          

                    7:55-8:00 PM    Session Introduction      


                    8:00-8:30 Myriam Mariani (Bocconi University & AIEA)

                    It Takes a Family to Raise an Inventor, Unless She is a Girl                    

                    Discussant: Waverly Ding (University of Maryland)


                    8:30-9:00 Hanyi Tao (ShanghaiTech Univ. School of Entrepreneurship and Management)

                    An Anatomy of the Quality of Patents: China vs. US                    

                    Discussant: Manuel Trajtenberg (Tel Aviv University)


                    9:00-9:30 Guangwei Li (ShanghaiTech Univ. School of Entrepreneurship and Management)

                    Picking Winners? Government Subsidies and Firm Productivity in China             

                    Discussant: Sabrina Howell (New York University)


                    9:30-10:00 Hong Luo (Harvard Business School)

                    When does Product Liability Risk Chill Innovation? Evidence from Medical Implants       

                    Discussant: Ariel D. Stern (Harvard Business School)


                    10:00-10:10      9th AIEA-NBER Intro & Closing           

                    Wonjoon Kim (KAIST & AIEA), Po-Hsuan Hsu (National Tsinghua University & AIEA), Scott Stern (MIT & NBER), Josh Lerner (Harvard & NBER)