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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 first 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; and 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. 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
   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), Yongzhi Liu (Director, China Association of International Exchange of Personnel), 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. Barbara Fraumeni (a co-developer of the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method of human capital calculation), 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) in 1985-2009. The corresponding panel data of measures of human capital for 17 provinces was constructed. 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. 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. Estimated and reported national and provincial physical capital stock. Estimated and reported cross-provincial living cost.
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. As special invited keynote speakers, Prof. Zhenghua Jiang (former vice chairman of the National People's Congress), 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. In the afternoon, the conference organized ten academic sessions. Scholars from China and other countries discussed ongoing research related to broad issues of human capital and labor markets.

 

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: Shanxi, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan, Fujian, Hebei, Ningxia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Re-estimated human capital for Hainan province. Estimated and reported national and provincial physical capital stock. Estimated and reported cross-provincial living cost.
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

 

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 are some revisions and improvements in the 2015 Report, like updating the data set of enrollment categorized by region and gender to 1985-2012, adding China Family Panel Studies (CFPS2011) to estimate Mincer parameters and so on. The China Human Capital Report 2015 also reports the average age of labor force, average education level and the proportion of high-school education. The news of establishing CPS (Complex Problem Solving) Test Lab in China by the CHLR was released during the symposium.
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 are: 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 Luxemborg), Kevin Murphy (Professor, Colorado State University) and Peer Ederer (Professor, Zeppelin University) participated in the releasing the news of establishing CPS. Jianfeng Peng (Professor, Renmin University & Chairman, China Stone) and Jianping Shi (Vice President of CUFE) also attended.

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