All workshops are held in Founders Hall Room 322. Video-conferencing is available at the Fairfax campus via Webex. If interested in attending the event from Fairfax campus [Nguyen Engineering 1605], please do let us know in advance so that we can share the details regarding the connection.
Abraham Song, Public Policy
“State Business Incentives, Employment and Entrepreneurship”
This paper examines state business incentives using a new Panel Database of Incentives and Taxes constructed by Bartik (2017) of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Of principal interest to this paper are the following questions: (1) Do incentives increase the level of employment and/or annual payroll? (2) Do incentives generate a second-order effect on the labor market, particularly on the rates of part-time employment? (3) Do incentives positively impact rates of entrepreneurship? Using triple differences method, I test my hypotheses.
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Hong Zhang, Public Policy
“Recipient State Capacity and China's Infrastructure Construction"
Extant literature on China’s foreign aid focuses on the question of whether China’s development finance disproportionately flows to more corrupt or authoritarian countries, which have produced null findings. I argue that such questions do not accurately capture what is driving China’s development finance. Instead, I focus on the recipient state capacity. I argue that China’s development finance, mostly going into infrastructure construction activities, target countries with weak extractive capacity and high despotic power. I test the hypothesis with data of China’s overseas contracting and official finance.
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Presentation slots are available for all three dates. Schar School students from all of our PhD programs are encouraged to present their research, including working papers and ongoing projects. Faculty members are invited to give feedback on your presentations. Interested students may apply HERE.
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The workshops are opportunities for students to practice their presentation skills, receive constructive feedback from faculty and fellow students, and to learn about other students’ research. Each workshop is organized in the format of a “mini-conference” in which faculty members, students, and attendees will be invited to give comments and feedback.
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