Research Day

Founding Provost Rohit Verma

The 2019 Joint CICER and EMI Emerging Markets Research Day was held on Friday, April 19 from 8:30 to 5:00pm in B10 Sage Hall.

This workshop was co-hosted by CICER (Shanjun Li, Co-Director; Panle Jia Barwick, Co-Director and Will Tay)and EMI and featured research presentations and panel discussions with prominent scholars on critical issues in emerging markets. It serves as a platform for researchers, faculty and Ph.D. students who are interested in sharing knowledge, presenting their research and ideas, and getting feedback from their peers.

About the institutes 

The Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER) brings together scholars from Cornell and elsewhere to conduct cutting-edge economic research and understand the most important socio-economic issues in China and their global impact. The Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) provides thought leadership on the role of emerging markets – and emerging market multinationals – in the global economy.

Workshop Schedule

**All presentations will be held in B10 Sage Hall unless otherwise noted**

8:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast and Welcome message in Sage Hall Atrium

9:00 – 9:30am : “China, an emerging global acquirer” by Lourdes Casanova (Senior Lecturer and Director of Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell University) 

9:30 – 10:00am : “Supply, Demand, and the Effects of Government Policy in the Chinese Automobile Market: A Random Coefficients Mixed Oligopolistic Differentiated Products Model” by Cynthia Lin Lawell (Dyson Associate Professor, Cornell University)

10:00 – 10:30am : “Travel Mode Choices and Congestion Policies in Beijing” by Avralt-Od Purevjav (Dyson Ph.D. student, Cornell University)

10:30 – 11:00am : “Pollution Mitigation and Transportation Infrastructure: Evidence from China’s High-Speed Railway Network” by Deyu Rao (Dyson Ph.D. student, Cornell University)

11:00 – 11:15am : Break

11:15 – 11:45am : “Modeling Buy-Sellers in Housing Market: An Agent-based Approach” by Ziye Zhang (CICER’s Post-doctoral Fellow, Cornell University)

11:45 – 12:15pm : “The less-educated leading the more-educated: Educational status incongruence and evaluations of entrepreneurial teams in China and the U.S.” by Huisi Li (PhD student in Management and Organizations, Cornell University)

12:15 – 1:15pm : Lunch and Keynote Speech by Xiaobo Zhang (Professor at Beijing University and Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI) in 104 Sage Hall, Ramin Parlor

1:15 – 1:30pm : Break

1:30 – 2:00pm : “Knowledge Transfer in Audit Firms” by Luo Zuo (Associate Professor of Accounting, Cornell University) in B10 Sage Hall

2:00 – 2:30pm : “WTO Accession and Environmental Policy: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Sector” by Binzhe Wang (Cornell alumna and Ph.D. student in Urban Studies and Planning, MIT)

2:30 – 3:00pm : “Trade Liberalization and Firm Mobility: Evidence from China” by Qian Wang (CICER’s visiting Ph.D. student from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

3:00 – 3:30pm : “Board Gender Diversity and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms” by Di Lu (Visiting Ph.D. student from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

3:30 – 4:00pm : Coffee Break just outside B10 Sage Hall
(NOTE: No drinks or food allowed in B10)

4:00 – 5:00pm : Panel Discussion with Arnab BasuLourdes CasanovaAndrew Karolyi, and Shanjun Li

Workshop Videos

Morning session 9:00 – 12:15pm

Afternoon session 1:30 – 5:00pm

Workshop Photos

If you wish to view photos from the event please visit the EMI Facebook page or visit the EMI Flickr page.