Annual Conference

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International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2018

Ant Financial provides automated credit lines to more than a million firms trading on Alibaba’s Taobao e-commerce platform. Monthly credit records show how TechFin mitigates local credit supply frictions in China’s segmented credit market and extends the “frontier” of credit availability to ...
Keywords: TechFin, Credit Constraints, micro credit, Entrepreneurship
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Annual Conference

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Economic Transformation of Asia

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May 2017

This paper develops a model of endogenous productivity to examine the impact of public infrastructure investment on output. It matches Örm-level production data with province-level infrastructure data to address a set of wellknown identiÖcation issues in the literature, and employs a structural es...
Keywords: Public Infrastructure Investment, productivity, Rate of Return, Resource Reallocation
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Economic Transformation of Asia

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May 2016

With a dynamic macroeconomic model built to tailor the institutions of China, this paper studies how fertility control and migration policies shaped the rural-urban migration pattern and the economic development of China. Different from the reduced-form approach adopted by most of the existing liter...
Keywords: Rural-Urban Migration, Fertility, urbanization, development
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International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking

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May 2015

Despite a formal 'no-bailout clause', we estimate significant net present value transfers from the European Union to Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, ranging from roughly 0.5% (Ireland) to 43% (Greece) of 2011 output during the recent Eurozone crisis. We propose a model to analyze and un...
Keywords: sovereign debt, Bailouts, Eurozone Crisis
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Investment Finance, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2014

Limits to arbitrage play a central role in behavioral finance. They interfere with arbitrage processes so that security prices can deviate from true values for extended periods of time. We show empirically that limits to arbitrage need not be binding even in settings characterized by extreme costs o...
Keywords: Limits to arbitrage, short sale constraints, mispricing, Short Selling, activist short sellers, trading strategies, Behavioral finance, market efficiency
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