Featured Speakers

Alan Auerbach
Alan Auerbach
Richard Blundell
Richard Blundell
Kathleen McGarry
Kathleen McGarry
Guanghua Wan
Guanghua Wan
Jun Zhang
Jun Zhang
Junsen Zhang
Junsen Zhang
  • The WEAI Executive Board has considered all the information available regarding the coronavirus situation and in consultation with our hosts at Fudan University have made the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming conference in Shanghai. This is not a decision that we take lightly but our concern for the health and well-being of our conference participants is of paramount importance to us. The evidence suggests that the situation has not yet peaked and moving forward in hopes that things would change for the better wasn't realistic.  

    Refunds are being issued now on conference fees paid to WEAI, and a formal, signed letter of cancellation will be issued next week to program participants and conference registrants. 

    We are sorry for all the inconvenience this will cause. To support the career objectives of the program participants, we will publish the program here on the conference website indicating acceptance and planned participation on the program.


    Preliminary Program (as of 1/15/20)

    We invite you to browse the preliminary program here! Updates will be posted regularly to check back for the latest information.

    Conference Schedule*

    Registration and all conference sessions are being hosted at Fudan University, School of Economics.

    Thursday, March 19
    12:00 – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
    1:00 – 2:30 pm  Welcome Comments followed by Keynote Address by Alan Auerbach "U.S. Inequality and Fiscal Progressivity -- An Intragenerational Accounting"
    2:30 – 3:00 pm  Coffee/tea break
    3:00 – 4:45 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 – 6:45 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    6:45 – 8:00 pm  Welcome Reception

    Friday, March 20
    8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
    8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
    10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
    10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Richard Blundell "Household Behaviour and the Dynamics of Inequality"
    12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
    12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
    4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

    Saturday, March 21
    8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
    8:30– 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
    10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
    10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Kathleen McGarry "The Challenge of Long-Term Care"
    12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
    12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
    4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
    6:45 – 9:00 pm  Participants Dinner with Keynote Address by Jun Zhang "title to be announced"

    Sunday, March 22
    8:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registration Open
    8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
    10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussion "Policies to Address Inequality" with Auerbach, Blundell, McGarry, Guanghua Wan, and Junsen Zhang
    2:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Tour and dinner cruise

    Conference Close

    * Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back regularly!

  • Committee Chairs:

    • Dean Jun Zhang, Fudan University
    • Zhao Chen, Fudan University
    • Jack Hou, California State University, Long Beach
    • Wade Martin, California State University, Long Beach, and WEAI

    Session Organizers:

    • Hannah Altman, Queensland University of Technology
    • Morris Altman, University of Dundee
    • Samuel Amponsah, Tokyo International University
    • Elizabeth Asiedu, University of Kansas
    • Dina Azhgaliyeva, Asian Development Bank Institute
    • Theophile Thomas Azomahou, University Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, CERDI
    • C. Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University
    • Ana Celia Castro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    • Beryl Y. Chang, New York University
    • Tsun-Feng Chiang, Henan University
    • Chanjin Chung, Oklahoma State University
    • Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
    • Eva Dziadula, University of Notre Dame
    • Zadia M. Feliciano, Queen's College, CUNY, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and NBER
    • Neepa Gaekwad Babulal, State University of New York at Fredonia
    • Qi Ge, Vassar College
    • James Hodson, Jozef Stefan Institute
    • Andreas Hoepner, University College Dublin
    • Shih-Hsun Hsu, National Taiwan University
    • Bihong Huang, Asian Development Bank Institute
    • Yangguang Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • Brad R. Humphreys, West Virginia University
    • Fan Jiang, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
    • Naoto Jinji, RIETI and Kyoto University
    • Tomoo Kikuchi, Korea University
    • Hyeongwoo Kim, Auburn University
    • Changkeun Lee, Yonsei University, Mirae Campus
    • Shu-Chin Lin, Sungkyunkwan University
    • Chang Ma, Fudan University
    • Hiroshi Morita, Hosei University
    • Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    • John Junggun Oh, Finance ICT Convergence Association (FICA)
    • Rudy A. Santore, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Mughees Shaukat, College of Banking and Financial Studies under Central Bank of Oman
    • Pui Sun Tam, University of Macau
    • Massimiliano Tani, University of New South Wales, Canberra
    • Leonard Fong-Sheng Wang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
    • Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon
    • Xiaolan Yang, Shanghai International Studies University and Zhejiang University
    • Valentin Zelenyuk, University of Queensland
    • Sili Zhou, Fudan University

    Local Program Administrator:

    • Bo Li, Fudan University

    Session Consultants:

    • Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach
    • Jinwon Kim, California State University, Long Beach
    • Mariya Mileva, California State University, Long Beach

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