Presentations at Academic Events

“The Revealed Preference of the Chinese Communist Party Leadership: Investing in Local Economic Development versus Rewarding Social Connections”, NBER Summer Institute – Urban Economics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 26-27, 2018.

 

“The Role of Affordable Housing in Local Labour Market: Understanding Local Governments’ Motivations in Strategizing Low-Income Housing Provision in Chinese Cities”. Symposium on “The role of housing in China`s social transformation”, City University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University. June 25-26, 2018.

 

“The Role of Human Capital in Shaping the Economic Geography of Entrepreneurship in China: Perspectives from Urban Agglomeration Integration”, Symposium on “Mega urban agglomeration in the sustainable transformation era: typologies, process and governance”, City University of Hong Kong, June 23, 2018.

“The Revealed Preference of the Chinese Communist Party Leadership: Investing in Local Economic Development versus Rewarding Social Connections”, 2018 AREUEA International Conference, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, June 15, 2018.

 

“Does Clean Air Increase the Demand for the Consumer City? Evidence from Beijing”, Symposium on “Endogenous Amenities and Cities”, Florida State University, April 26-28, 2018.

 

 “How Does Home Purchase Restriction Affect Job Search of Elite Graduate Students in China?”, Greater Boston Area Urban and Real Estate Economics Seminar. April 13, 2018. 

 

“Economic Geography of Entrepreneurship in China: Evidence from New Metrics, Academia-industry Linkage, and New Spatial Mismatch” MIT iEcosystem Research and Policy Seminar, MIT Innovation Initiative, Dec. 11, 2017.

 

“How Do Home Purchase Restrictions Affect Job Search of Elite Graduate Students in China? ” 2017 Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. Vancouver, Nov. 8-11, 2017.

 

“Cross-City Travel Speed Enhances Researcher Productivity: Evidence from China's Investment in Bullet Trains”, 2017 Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. Vancouver, Nov. 8-11, 2017.

 

“Travel Speed Facilitates Human Capital Spillovers: Evidence from China’s Investment in Bullet Trains”. Urban Economics and Public Finance Conference. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, May 5-6, 2017.

 

“A new-era for sustainable economic growth in China.” The 5th International Workshop on Regional, Urban and Spatial Economics in China. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu (China). June, 2016.

“Local Public Service Provision and Spatial Inequality in Chinese Cities: The Role Of Residential Income Sorting And Land-Use Conditions.” Affordable Housing: The Public Policies, Politics and Economics symposium. National University of Singapore, Singapore, May, 2016.

 “Urban Agglomeration and Local Economic Growth: The Role of China’s Industrial Parks Policy.” International Conference on Agglomeration Economies and Urban Growth in China. Renmin University of China. Beijing (China), December, 2015.

 “The Decomposition and Dynamics of Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 287 Chinese Cities in 1998-2009.” International Conference on the Economics of Climate Change. National Chengchi University, Taipei (Taiwan), August 2015.

“The Birth of Edge Cities in China: Measuring the Spillover Effects of Industrial Parks.” Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, August 2015.

 “Transit Development, Consumer Amenities and Home Values: Evidence from Beijing’s Subway Neighborhoods.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (USA), July 2015.

“Transit Development, Consumer Amenities and Home Values: Evidence from Beijing’s Subway Neighborhoods.” Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (USA), July 2015.

“Rail transit and neighborhood catering businesses in Beijing.” International Association for China Planning Annual Conference. Chongqing (China), June 2015.

“The Birth of Edge Cities in China: Measuring the Spillover Effects of Industrial Parks.” American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting. Boston-Massachusetts (USA), January 2015.

“Investor Confidence as a Determinant of China’s Urban Housing Market Dynamics.” American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting. Boston-Massachusetts (USA), January 2015.

“Self-Protection Investment Exacerbates Air Pollution Exposure Inequality in Urban China.” American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting. Boston-Massachusetts (USA), January 2015.

“Pollution and Congestion in China’s Urbanization Process.” Workshop on the Comparative Study on Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China and India. Wuhan (China), September 2014.

 “Age Depreciation Rates of Housing Price and Rent: Evidence from Beijing.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual conference. Gold Coast (Australia), July 2014.

“Has subway become more important after Beijing discouraged the use of private transportation? Evidence from the housing market.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual conference. Gold Coast (Australia), July 2014.

“Schools, Congestion and Air Pollution.” Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Nanjing (China), July 2014.

“Income Sorting in Chinese Cities.” The 3rd International Workshop on Regional, Spatial and Urban Economics in China. Fudan University, Shanghai (China), June 2014.

“Monocentric Schools: The Congestion and Pollution Consequences of Cross-Zone Schooling.” International Workshop on “China’s Environmental Challenges: A Global Perspective”. School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Shanghai (China), March 2014.

“Schools, Congestion and Air Pollution.” NBER Workshop on China’s Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), February 2014.

 “Inequality in Chinese Cities.” International Conference on Spatial and Social Transformation in China. Hong Kong, December 2012.

“Urban Political Accountability in China: Implications for Energy Efficiency and Pollution Levels.” “Energy Efficiency and Cities” (in memory of Prof. John Quigley), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge-Massachusetts (USA), October 2012.

 “Land Supply and Housing Price in Beijing: An Intra-City Analysis.” 2012 Korean Development Institute (KDI) Workshop on “Contemporary Real Estate Issues in Korea & China”. Seoul (Korea), September 2012.

“Intra-urban Spatial Inequality across Chinese Cities.” 2012 Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (PLC) Annual Conference. Beijing (China), July 2012.

 “A New Approach for Constructing Home Price Indices in China: The Pseudo Repeat Sales Model.” Asian Real Estate Society Annual Conference. Singapore, July 2012.

 “The Effects of Subway Openings and Driving Restriction on Air Quality in Beijing.” (in Chinese) Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Macau, July 2012.

“The Effect of Urban Village Removal on Nearby Home Values in Beijing.” (in Chinese) Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Macau (China), July 2012.

 “How Much Is A Good School Worth in Beijing? A Matching Regression Approach with Housing Price-Rent Comparison.” Asia Pacific Real Estate Research Symposium. Beijing (China), June 2012.

“Land Supply and Housing Price in Beijing: An Intra-City Analysis.” International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics in China. Guangzhou (China), June 2012.

 “The Impacts of Land Supply Constraint on Housing Price in Beijing.” Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Annual Conference. Cambridge-Massachusetts (USA), May 2012.

“China’s Bullet Trains Mitigate the Cost of Mega City Growth.” Homer Hoyt Institute (Weimer School) Annual Conference. North Palm Beach-Florida (USA), May 2012.

“China’s Green Cities.” ADB Workshop on “Green Urbanization in Asia”. Manila (Philippines), April 2012.

“Measuring the Effects of China’s Investments in Bullet Trains and New Urban Subways.” ADB Workshop on “Urbanization in Asia”. Hawaii (USA), December 2011.

“Does Government Investment in Local Public Goods Spur Gentrification? Evidences from Beijing.” American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference. Jeju Island (Korea), July 2011.

 “Does Better Subway Accessibility Discourage Driving? An Analysis Based on 2009 Micro Survey in Beijing.” American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference. Jeju Island (Korea), July 2011.

 “Does Better Subway Accessibility Discourage Driving? An Analysis Based on 2009 Micro Survey in Beijing.” 2nd International Conference on China’s Urban Transition and City Planning. Cardiff-Wales (United Kingdom), May 2011.

 “The Nascent Market for ‘Green’ Real Estate in China: Ideology and Household Energy Conservation in China’s Major Cities.” Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Hangzhou (China), April 2011.

 “The Impacts of Local Governments’ Land Leases on Land and Housing Prices.” (in Chinese) Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) Annual Conference. Taipei, Taiwan, July 2010.

“Informal Housing and Urban Growth across Chinese cities.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual conference. Los Angeles- California (USA), July 2009.

“The Demand for Housing Quantity vs. the Demand for Housing Quality: Evidence from Chinese Cities.” Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) Conference. Los Angeles- California (USA), July 2009.

“Capitalization of Local Taxes and Public Spending in Home Values: Evidence from China.” Pan Pacific Western International Economic Association Annual Conference. Kyoto (Japan), March 2009.

 “Residential Sorting in Chinese Cities.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Shanghai (China), July 2008.

“Value of Access to Jobs and Amenities: Evidence for New Residential Properties in Beijing.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Shanghai (China), July 2008.

“Urban Population Growth and Housing Supply Elasticity across Chinese Cities.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Macau, July 2007.

“The Determinants of Housing Demand for New Dwellings in Chengdu.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Macau, July 2007.

“Demand for Quality of Life in Chinese Cities: Evidence from Housing Price Convergence.” Association of Pacific Rim Universities Symposium. Singapore, July 2007.

“People’s Willingness-to-pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Beijing’s Housing Market.” International Economic Association (IEA) Workshop on “The Sustainability of Economic Growth”. Beijing (China), July 2007.

 “Intra-urban Wage Variation in Beijing: Has Commuting Time been Well Capitalized?” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Vancouver (Canada), July 2006.

“Housing Supply and Urban Growth in China.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Vancouver (Canada), July 2006.

“Intra-urban Wage Variation in Beijing: Has Commuting Time been Well Capitalized?”. American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Mid-Year Conference. Washington D.C. (USA), May 2006.

“Housing Value across Chinese Cities.” American Real Estate Society (ARES) Annual Conference. Key West-Florida (USA), April 2006.

“Housing Value across Chinese Cities.” American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Annual Conference. Boston-Massachusetts (USA), 2006.

“Housing Liquidity in an Emerging Housing Market.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Sydney (Australia), May 2005.

 “Is Residential Location Allocation in Chinese Cities Efficient? Sources of Inefficiency and Empirical Evidence.” The 2nd Rena Sivitanidou Symposium in the University of South California. Los Angles-California (USA), January 2004.

 “Construction Investment, Other Investment and GDP in China.” Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference. Seoul (Korea), July 2002.