Annual Conference

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Corporate Finance

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May 2022

We exploit within-firm variations in plant-level toxic releases to document the effect of managerial hometown favoritism on corporate environmental policies. We find that pollution intensity is 20% lower for plants near CEOs’ hometowns, and this reduction is facilitated by waste management efforts...
Keywords: CEO, Hometown favoritism, Corporate environmental policies, Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
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Annual Conference

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Corporate Finance

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May 2022

Based on a novel dataset of venture capital (VC) funds and startups in China, we study the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on China’s VC market and the role of government-funded VCs (GVCs). Employing a difference-in-differences strategy, we document that independent venture capital funds (IVCs)...
Keywords: Trade War, Venture Capital, Innovation, Industrial Policy, China
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Trade, Growth and Development

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May 2022

This paper studies the evolution of wealth inequality during China’s rapid economic growth since its market-oriented reforms in the early 1990s. We first document the evolution and composition of China’s wealth distribution and summarize stylized facts on aspects of the growth and reform process...
Keywords: Wealth inequality, The Chinese economic reform, Financial frictions, Entrepreneurship, Housing, Migr
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Trade, Growth and Development

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May 2022

We examine how industry-university collaboration (IUC) enhances Chinese firms’ commercialization of their technologies using a comprehensive dataset of mediumsized and large industrial firms and research universities in China. Measuring IUC with the occurrence and frequency of patents co-assigned ...
Keywords: Industry-University Collaboration, Corporate Innovation, Technology Commercialization, Technology Tr
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Trade, Growth and Development

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May 2022

Declining worker power has been advanced as an explanation for dramatic generational changes in the U.S. macroeconomic environment such as the substantial decline in labor’s share of the national income, the loss of consumer purchasing power, and growing income and wealth inequality. In this paper...
Keywords: DECLINING WORKER POWER, CORPORATE INVESTMENT, MINIMUM WAGE, GLOBALIZATION, US-CHINA
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