October 2008, East Asia Workshop


Workshop on Market Structure, Ownership,
and Firm Performance in East Asia


Updated October 22, 2008
The program is preliminary and will be updated continuously


--- Friday October 24 ---

For each paper 30 minutes are devoted to the presenter, 15 minutes for the discussant and 15 minutes for open discussions. 

Chair: Eric D. Ramstetter




Welcome and Overview


Cassey Lee – University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus 
"SCP, NEIO and Beyond"
Discussant: Lars Hultkrantz – Örebro University 


Fredrik Sjöholm – Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) 
"The Effect of FDI on Employment and Technology in China"
Discussant: K C Fung – University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.

12.15 Lunch

Chair: Cassey Lee


Chih-Hai Yang – National Central University, Taiwan, Chikashi Kishimoto  ICSEAD, Japan, and Eric D. Ramstetter – ICSEAD, Japan 
"Concentration, R&D, Foreign Ownership, and Exporting: Evidence from Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries and Electronics Plants"
Discussant: Anders Åkerman – IFN 


Eric D. Ramstetter – ICSEAD, Japan, and Phan Minh Ngoc – Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
"The Transition Takes Hold: Ownership, Concentration, Wages, and Productivity in Vietnamese Manufacturing after the Enterprise Law"
Discussant: Fredrik Heyman – IFN 




Archanun Kohpaiboon – Thammasat University, Thailand, and Juthathip Jongwanich – Economics & Research Dep., Asian Development Bank
"Producer Concentration, Foreign Ownership, and Firms' Performance in Thailand"
Discussant: Dick Durevall – Gothenburg University

19.00 Conference Dinner at the Restaurant Gondolen, address Stadsgården 6, Stockholm 


--- Saturday October 25 ---


Chair: Fredrik Sjöholm


Cassey Lee – University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
"Innovation, Productivity and Exports: Firm-Level Evidence from Malaysia"
Discussant: Joakim Gullstrand – Lund University 




Sadayuki Takii – ICSEAD, Japan
"International Linkages, Market Structure, and Development in Indonesia"
Discussant: Johanna Rickne – IFN and Uppsala University 

11.30 Summarizing Discussion 
12.00 Lunch



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