Conference Papers

Inaugurating Conference

“Do Students Care about School Quality? Quality-Consistent Estimates of Dropout Behavior in Developing Countries”

Presented by: Rick Hanushek (Sanford)

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“The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement”

Presented by: Lance Lochner (Western Ontario)

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“Education and Religion”

Presented by: Ed Glaeser (Harvard)

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“Patience Capital, Occupational Choice, and the Spirit of Capitalism”

Presented by: Matthias Doepke (UCLA)

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“The Evolution of Income and Fertility Distributions Over the Course of Economic Development”

Presented by: Issac Ehrlich (Buffalo) & Jinyoung Kim (Korea Univ.)

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“Education and Consumption”

Presented by: Gary Becker (Chicago) & Kevin Murphy (Chicago)

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“Labor Market Consequences of Human Capital Flows Into and Out of Puerto Rico”

Presented by: George Borjas (Harvard)

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“The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School, and Racial Test Score Gaps”

Presented by: Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)

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“The Value of Life in General Equilibrium”

Presented by: Casey Mulligan (Chicago) & Tomas Philipson (Chicago)

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Coase Conference

Institutions of a New Nation: From Thirteen Colonies to the United States

Stanley Engerman, John H. Munro Prof. of Economics and History, University of Rochester

The Market for Ideas, Entrepreneurial Capital, and Economic Development

Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY and UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Economics in CAS, Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise in SOM, Editor in Chief, Journal of Human Capital, University at Buffalo, SUNY;

Dunli Li, PhD candidate, Department of Economics, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Ronald Coase Video

Institution and Managerial Task Allocation: Evidence from Chinese Entrepreneurs

Chenggang Xu, Quoin Professor in Economic Development University of Hong Kong and World-Class University professor at Seoul national University;

Di Guo, Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Intangible Knowledge Capital and Innovation in China

Belton Fleisher, Professor of Economics, Ohio State University, Executive Editor, China Economic Review; Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research CUFE, Beijing, China

William N. McGuire, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University;

Adam N. Smith, Department of Statistics, Ohio State University;

Mi Zhou, Agricultural Bank of China

The Market for Ideas, Human Capital, and China’s Market Transformation

Ronald Coase, Nobel Laureate 1991, Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School, Research Advisor at the Ronald Coase Institute and founder of the Ronald Coase Center for the Study of the Economy at Zhejiang University, China;

Ning Wang, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, and Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University