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Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China

Speakers : Ruixue Jia

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China


        Apr 13, 2021, Tue

Eastern Daylight Time:  10-11:30am

China Standard Time: 10-11:30pm

Central European Summer Time:  4-5:30pm


Ruixue Jia (UCSD)

Ruixue Jia is an Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD. Jia is interested in the interplay of economics, history and politics. One stream of her research focuses on understanding elite formation and elite influence, in both historical and modern contexts. A second focus of her work is the deep historical roots of economic development. More recently, she started following the ongoing transformation of the manufacturing sector in China and expanded her interest to labor and technology issues.

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         - Meeting ID: 977 8482 9368   Passcode: 175123

Meeting instructions:

           -  The webinar will take place via Zoom, it will last for 90 minutes (60min presentation + 15mins discussions).

           -  Please mute your microphone during the talk, this permits better sound quality by our speakers.

           -  You are encouraged to ask questions or provide comments during the seminar.   

Forthcoming webinars:

Professor Whitfield Diffie, May 13

Dr. Wensheng Peng (CICC), May 20

Professor Shangjin Wei (Columbia), TBD

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson (Stanford), TBD

Professor Catherine Tucker (MIT), TBD

Past Luohan Webinar:

            Mar 25, 2021, Francesco D’Acunto (Boston College) on “Fintech and Consumer Finance”

            Mar 15, 2021, Yangqing Jia (Alibaba) on “Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future”

            Feb 23, 2021,  Wei Xiong (Princeton) on “A Model of Cryptocurrencies”

            Feb 1, 2021,   Brian Fath (IIASA & Towson), Roger Koppl (Syracuse), Roberto Cazzola Gatti (KLI & Tomsk State University) on “The Nature of Economic Emergence: Discovering your Niche in the Platform Ecology”

            Jan 26, 2021,  Haoxiang Zhu (MIT) on “On Interest-Bearing Central Bank Digital Currency in the United States”

            Jan 12, 2021,  Pan Jun (SAIF, SJTU) on “Fintech Adoption and Household Risk-Taking”

            Dec 15, 2020,  Zhiguo He (Chicago) on “Open Banking: Credit Market Competition When Borrowers Own the Data”

            Dec 7, 2020,  Raghavendra Rau (Cambridge) on “Law, Trust, and the Development of Crowdfunding”

            Dec 4, 2020,  Robert Townsend (MIT) on “Optimized Payment and Financial Infrastructure under Distributed Ledgers and Cryptography”

            Nov 9, 2020,  Neng Wang (Columbia) on “Implications of Stochastic Transmission Rates for Managing Pandemic Risks”

            Oct 27, 2020,  Sir Chris Pissarides (LSE) on “Productive Robots and Industrial Employment”

           Oct 19, 2020,  Xavier Vives (IESE), Elena Carletti (Bocconi), Stijn Claessens (BIS), Antonio Fatas (INSEAD) on “The Bank Business Model in the Post-Covid 19 World”

            Sep 22, 2020, Xavier Vives (IESE) on “Digital Disruption in Banking”

            Sep 8, 2020, Soumitra Dutta (Cornell), “Measuring Digital Economy”

            Aug 31, 2020, Lin William Cong (Cornell),  “Economic Data Science”

            Jul 15, 2020, Alberto G. Rossi (Georgetown), “Robo-advisors for Investment, Consumption and Savings Decisions”

            Jun 18, 2020. Victor Couture (UC Berkeley), “Measuring real-time movement and social contact with smartphone data”

            Jun 5, 2020, Michael Weber (Chicago), “The Cost of the Covid-19 Crisis”

If you would like to give a presentation in a future webinar, please contact our Economist Dr. Xijie Gao ( ​

For media inquires contact:

Ye Man


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