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Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), (host)
Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University (CSD)

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University (JCI)
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tuesday, June 20

8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee, Room 22

Morning chair: Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT)

9.00-10.15

Heli Simola (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT): Chinese Value-Added in Global Production Chains – Evidence from International Input-Output Tables

Discussants: Sung-Chun Jung (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, KIEP) and Deborah Swenson (University of California Davis)

10.15-10.30 Break, Room 22

10.30-11.45

Hyelin Choi (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy): Labor Market Flexibility and MNE's Employment and Production

Discussants: Muhammad Abdul Khalid (The National University of Malaysia) and Naoyuki Yoshino (Asian Development Bank Institute)

11.45-13.00

Lili Yan Ing (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, ERIA): Indonesia and China: Friends or Foes? Quality Competition and Firm Productivity

Discussants: Shaoqing Huang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Chia Siow Yue (Singapore Institute of International Affairs)

13.00-14.15 Lunch, Room 10

Afternoon chair: Zuzana Fungáčová (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT)

14.15-15.30

Julian Donaubauer (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität) and Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin): The end of cheap labour: Are foreign investors leaving China?

Discussants: Prema-Chandra Athukorala (Australian National University) and Guy Liu (Peking University)

15.30-15.45 Break, Room 22

16.00-17.15

Wei Que (Hunan University): Decentralized Spillover Effect on Local Public Provision Background in Chinese "Promotion Tournament Game"

Discussants: Günther Schulze (Universität Freiburg) and Laura Solanko (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT)

17.15-18.30

Xavier Richet (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3): Geographical and Strategic Factors in Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Europe

Discussants: Riikka Nuutilainen (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT) and Mark Lee (Sunway University)

19.00 Departure for dinner
Venue: Bank of Finland Villa

Wednesday, June 21

Morning chair: Naoyuki Yoshino (Asian Development Bank Institute)

9.00-10.30 Policy panel

Participants: Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland), Prema-Chandra Athukorala (Australian National University) and Wing Thye Woo (University of California Davis)

10.30-11.00 Break, Room 22

11.00-12.15

Sooyoung Lee (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy): Anatomy of the Trade Collapse, Recovery, and Slowdown: Evidence from Korea

Discussants: Fukunari Kimura (Keio University) and Heli Simola (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition, BOFIT)

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch, Room 10