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LIST OF PAST SYMPOSIUMS ON HUMAN CAPTIAL AND LABOR MARKETS

   

2009--The First International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the Symposium

   

On October 10, 2009, CHLR held its first international symposium on measurement of human capital and released the China Human Capital Report 2009. The Principle Investigator for the project, Prof. Haizheng Li presented the methodology of the estimation of human capital stock and the estimation results at the national level for 1985-2007. The China Human Capital Report 2009 establishes China’s first systematic and comprehensive human capital measurement and human capital index, including the stock of human capital of China 1985-2007, by urban-rural and by gender; human capital per capita; various human capital indices; and the forecast of China’s human capital stock for 2008-2020. The symposium included academic sessions focusing on the measurement of human capital, construction of the human capital index, and the contributions of human capital to economic growth and welfare.

   

Participants

   

Nobel Laureate Prof. Kenneth J. Arrow, Prof. Ken He (Deputy Director, Finance Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress), and Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson (co-founder of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni income-based method for measuring human capital, Harvard University), gave keynote speeches in the plenary session. Prof. Isaac Ehrlich (Editor-in-chief, Journal of Human Capital), Prof. Guangqian Wang (President of CUFE), Prof. Donggang Zhang (Deputy Director of the Social Science Division, Ministry of Education), Dr. Xianchun Xu (Deputy Commissioner, National Statistics Bureau), Dr. Zhongjie Jia (Director of the Senior Civil Servants Training Center, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security) also participated in the symposium. Over 800 domestic and foreign scholars including Professor Barbara M. Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine), national and international government officials, as well as university students, attended the symposium.

   

2010--The Second International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the Symposium

   

The Second International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets and the release of the China Human Capital Report 2010 was held in Beijing October 15, 2010. The symposium was organized by the CHLR. In the meeting, the China Human Capital Index and Report 2010 were released. This year’s report updates the human capital estimation at the national level; and for the first time, human capital at the provincial level is estimated. The 2010 report includes human capital estimation results for Beijing, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Guangdong, and Gansu.

   

Participants

   

Dr. Ardo Hansson (Chief Economist, World Bank China Office), Dr. Danling Zhao (Official of Ministry of Education), Prof. Yuetian Li (Deputy Director-General of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security), and Prof. Guoqiang Long (Director-General, Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations, the State Council Research and Development Center) provided helpful comments on the human capital index report, as specially invited discussants. Prof. Barbara Fraumeni (a co-developer of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) chaired the meeting, and Professor Haizheng Li presented new results from the Human Capital Report 2010. Additionally, officials from the Ministry of Education, National Development and Reform Commission, the National Bureau of Statistics, the Department of Organization of Beijing, and the Development and Reform Commission of Shanghai, and other agencies, as well as domestic and foreign scholars attended the symposium.

   

2011--The Third International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the Symposium

   

The Third International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets and the release of the China Human Capital Report 2011 was held in the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) on October 28, 2011. The symposium was organized by the CHLR, and it released the China Human Capital Report 2011. Compared with previous human capital reports, the 2011 Report shows significant improvements in calculations methods, addresses the problem of missing data at the provincial level, and also adds new micro survey data. The Report updates the national human capital estimates for 1985-2009 and expands the coverage of provinces to 12 provinces (Beijing, Shanghai, Gansu, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Anhui, Shandong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, and Henan). In addition, the Report discusses human capital across provinces and their trends and patterns.

   

Participants

   

Dr. Philip O’Keefe (economist of the World Bank in China) and Peer Ederer (head of the European Human Capital Project) attended the meeting. Specially invited discussants and commentators, Desheng Lai (Dean, Beijing Normal University), Yang Du (Fellow, Institute of Labor and Population Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Zhaoming Gui (Professor, Wuhan Institute of Technology), Philip O'Keefe (Lead Economist, World Bank) gave in-depth discussions on this year’s Report. Mr. Fengyun Lei (Deputy Director, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs), Prof. Yijun Li (Deputy Director, Division of Management Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China), Junsheng Li (Vice President, Central University of Finance and Economics), as well as other domestic and foreign scholars also attended the symposium.

   

2012--The Fourth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The Fourth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2012, organized by the CHLR was held in CUFE on December 14, 2012. The China human capital report 2012 was released. The new report uses updated provincial statistical data and computes human capital for five new provinces (Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Guangxi and Shaanxi) for the years 1985-2009. The corresponding panel data of measures of human capital for 17 provinces was constructed. According to the calculation results, the report also analyzes the factor that influent the increase of human capital, the relation between the human capital and retiring age and also the contribution of human capital to the increase of economics. Various data of human capital were released online at the Center’s website to promote sharing of research data.

   

Participants

   

Prof. Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, a co-developer of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) chaired the plenary session. The new human capital report was presented by Prof. Haizheng Li. As specially invited discussants and commentators, Prof. Hou Weizhong (School of Economics, California State University, Long Beach Campus), Prof. Weiping Li (the chief research fellow from the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science), Prof. Dennis Tao Yang (University of Virginia), and Prof. Yansui Yang (Tsinghua University), gave insightful comments on the Report. In the afternoon, the conference organized three academic sessions. Scholars from China and other countries discussed ongoing research related to broad issues of human capital and labor markets. Prof. Rachel Connelly (Bowdoin College), Prof. Zhenhui Xu (Georgia University and College), and Prof. Dennis Tao Yang chaired the academic sessions. Prof. Lifen Zhao (Vice President of CUFE) also attended the symposium.

   

2013--The Fifth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The Fifth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2013, organized by the CHLR was held in CUFE on December 15, 2013. The China human capital report 2013 was released. Updated national and provincial human capital using newly released 2010 census data. Estimated human capital for 5 new provinces in 1985-2010: Hainan, Jiangxi, Jilin, Sichuan, Chongqing. The corresponding panel data of gross measures of human capital for 22 provinces was constructed. The estimated national and provincial physical capital stocks in 1985-2010 were included in the report, along with the estimated cross-provincial living cost index. The conference presented academic results based on the data in the report and summarized the results of the Report in over the five years history of the report.

   

The symposium organized 10 human capital-related parallel academic sessions. There were 41 research papers selected from international and domestic submissions. Scholars discussed ongoing research related to broad issues of human capital and labor markets.

   

Participants

   

Prof. Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, one of the founders of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) chaired the plenary session. The new human capital report was presented by Prof. Haizheng Li. Prof. Zhenghua Jiang (former vice chairman of the National People's Congress) and Prof. Mark R. Rosenzweig (Frank Altschul Professor of Economics, Yale University) gave keynote speeches. Dr. Vincent Perrin (OECD Beijing Representative), Prof. Belton M. Fleisher (Editor of China Economic Review & Ohio State University & CHLR), Prof. Guangqian Wang (president, CUFE), Prof. Junsheng Li (Vice President of CUFE), Prof. Lifen Zhao (Vice President of CUFE) also attended the symposium.

   

2014--The Sixth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The sixth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2014, organized by the CHLR, was held in CUFE on October 31, 2014. The China human capital report 2014 was released. Estimated human capital for 9 new provinces in 1985-2010 included Shanxi, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan, Fujian, Hebei, Ningxia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as re-estimated human capital for Hainan province. Estimated national and provincial physical capital stock for 1985-2010 and the estimated cross-provincial living cost index were reported.

   

Participants

   

Jeffrey S. Zax (Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder) chaired the plenary session. Belton M. Fleisher (Professor, Ohio State University & Special-term Professor, CHLR & Editor, China Economic Review) gave a speech on “Remarks in Memory of Gary S. Becker.” The new human capital report was presented by Haizheng Li (Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology & CHLR), Barbara Fraumeni (Professor, University of Southern Maine & CHLR, one of the founders of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) and Carsten A. Holz (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & CHLR). Specially invited discussants and commentators, Shujie Han (Editorial Director, Journal of Human Resource Development of China), Martina Lubyova (Director, Institute for Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Sciences), Peter F. Orazem (Professor, Iowa State University) and Jeffrey S. Zax (Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder) gave in-depth discussions on this year’s Report. Prof. Junsheng Li (Vice President of CUFE) also attended.

   

We received 77 submissions of papers for academic sessions, among which 32 were accepted for presentation.  

   

2015--The Seventh International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The seventh International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2015, organized by the CHLR was held in CUFE on December 12, 2015. The China human capital report 2015 was released. Human capital calculation for all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and special administrative regions (excluding Macao) has been extended to 1985-2012. There were some revisions and improvements in the 2015 Report, including updating the data for enrollment categorized by region and gender to 1985-2012, adding China Family Panel Studies (CFPS2011) data to estimate Mincer parameters and other items. The China Human Capital Report 2015 also reported the average age, average education level, and the proportion of individuals with high-school education in the labor force.

   

Participants

   

Belton M. Fleisher (Professor, Ohio State University & Special-term Professor, CHLR & Editor, China Economic Review) chaired the plenary session. The new human capital report was presented by Haizheng Li (Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology & CHLR), Barbara Fraumeni (Professor, University of Southern Maine & CHLR, one of the founders of the Jorgenson- Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) and Carsten A Holz (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & CHLR). Specially invited discussants and commentators included Gary Jefferson (Professor, Brandeis University), Scott D. Rozelle (Professor, Stanford University), Shi Li (Professor, Beijing Normal University) and Tao Xin (Professor, Beijing Normal University). Phil. Samuel Greiff (Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg), Kevin Murphy (Professor, Colorado State University) and Peer Ederer (Professor, Zeppelin University) participated in the releasing of establishing Chinese Individual Complex Skills Assessment Laboratory. Jianfeng Peng (Professor, Renmin University & Chairman, China Stone) and Jianping Shi (Vice President of CUFE) also attended.

   

More than one hundred international and domestic scholars attended the seventh human capital symposium, which included 40 papers selected from 98 submissions, in 10 parallel sessions covering education, income, health, poverty and behavior, labor market, employment, immigration, human capital, children and complex skills.

   

2016--The Eighth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The eighth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2016, organized by the CHLR was held in CUFE on December 10, 2016. The China human capital report 2016 was released. Human capital calculation for all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and special administrative regions (excluding Macao) was extended to 1985-2014. Revisions and improvements in the 2016 Report include updating the data on school enrollment by region and gender based on new data sources for 1985-2014 and estimating both national and provincial physical capital stock for 1985-2014. The China Human Capital Report 2016 also unified the population estimation method at the national and province level, and re-calculated national human capital.

   

Participants

   

Belton M. Fleisher (Professor, Ohio State University & Special-term Professor, CHLR & Editor, China Economic Review) chaired the plenary session. The new human capital report was presented by Haizheng Li (Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology & CHLR), Barbara Fraumeni (Professor, University of Southern Maine & CHLR, one of the founders of the Jorgenson- Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) and Carsten A Holz (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & CHLR). Specially invited discussants and commentators, Min Tang (Ph. D, State Department Counselor & Vice President of YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation), Boqing Wang (Ph. D, Founder & Chair of MyCOS (China Occupational Skills)) gave in-depth discussions on this year’s Report. Jianping Shi (Vice President of CUFE) also attended the conference.

   

We received 122 submissions, among which 60 papers were accepted for presentation in 14 parallel academic sessions.

   

2017--The Ninth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

   

About the symposium

   

The ninth International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets celebrating release of the China Human Capital Report 2017, organized by the CHLR was held in CUFE on December 9, 2017. The China human capital report 2017 was released. Human capital calculation for all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and special administrative regions (excluding Macao) has been extended to 1985-2015. There were some revisions and improvements in the 2017 Report, including CHIP 2013 and CFPS 2014 data to estimation of the Mincer equation, updating employment data and calculation methods for 2005 and 2010, updating age distribution data of enrollment of Hong Kong and Taiwan, and updating Taiwan employment data for 1985-2015; also, the report included, updated urban and rural population data based on the of 1% population sampling survey in 2015. The report also included, unified national and provincial population estimation methods and recalculated provincial human capital.

   

Participants

   

Belton M. Fleisher (Professor, Ohio State University & Special-term Professor, CHLR & Editor, China Economic Review) chaired the plenary session. The new human capital report was presented by Haizheng Li (Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology & CHLR), Barbara Fraumeni (Professor, University of Southern Maine & CHLR, one of the founders of the Jorgenson- Fraumeni method of human capital calculation) and Carsten A. Holz (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & CHLR). Specially invited discussants and commentators, Junjie Hong (Dean, Professor, and Ph.D. advisor of School of International Economic and Trade in University of International Business and Economics), Weiguo Yang (Dean, Professor and PhD advisor of School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China) gave in-depth discussions on this year’s Report. Junsheng Li (Vice President of CUFE) also attended the conference.

   

We received 82 submissions for academic sessions, of which 40 papers were accepted for presentation in 9 parallel sessions.

 

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