The 8th Annual Conference of the

Asian Law and Economics Association (AsLEA)

 

School of Economics, Shandong University

11 and 12 July 2012 (Wednesday and Thursday)

 

11 July, 2012 (Wednesday)

 

0830-0900

Registration

 

0900-0915

Welcome

Opening Address

Liming Fan, Vice-President, Shandong University

Jinyan Hu, Dean, School of Economics, Shandong University

Chenggang Xu, President of AsLEA

B425

0915-1015

KEYNOTE SPEECH (Chair: Jeong-Yoo Kim)

Law and Economics Inside the Brain: An Evolutionary Explanation for Emotional Depression

Donald Wittman, University of California, Santa Cruz

B425

1015-1100

INVITED SPEECH (Chair: Jeong-Yoo Kim)

China's Political Economic Institution and Constitutionalism

Chenggang Xu, University of Hong Kong and SNU-WCU

B425

1100-1115

Tea Break

 

1115-1215

Parallel Session: Empirical Analysis of Law and Economics (Chair: Qiang Chen)

B309

 

Poverty, Inequality, Political Instability and Property Crimes in Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis

Shabib Haider Syed, Forman Christian College  [PDF Down]

 

 

Climate Shocks, Dynastic Cycles and Nomadic Conquests: Evidence from Historical China

Qiang Chen, Shandong University

 

 

Parallel Session: Incentives (Chair: Zhiyong Liu)

B321

 

An attorney fee as a signal in the pretrial negotiation

Jeong-Yoo Kim, Kyung Hee University   [PDF Down]

 

 

Accuracy in Damages Assessment and Information Acquisition: A Note

Zhiyong Liu, Indiana State University

 

 

Parallel Session: Criminal Law and Justice

(Chair: Ronen Perry)

B425

 

The Eighth Amendment to Article 164: Window Dressing or New Era of Anti-Bribery Enforcement

Qingxiu Bu, Queen's University   [PDF Down]

 

 

Biases in Perception of Judgments

Ronen Perry, University of Haifa   [PDF Down]

 

 

1215-1400

 

Buffet Lunch at the University Hotel

 

 

1400-1530

Parallel Session:  Competition Law and Policy

(Chair: Qiang Gong)

B321

 

Food safety minimum quality standards under product differentiation

Qiang Gong, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics   [PDF Down]

 

 

The Antitrust Restraint on U.S. Accountable Care Organizations and Its Revelation to The Supply-side Reformation of Chinese Medical System   [PDF Down]

Honghai Xu, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics

 

 

Conflicts and Trade-offs of Antitrust Policy Goal: Lessons for China   [PDF Down]

Jingyuan Ma, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

 

Parallel Session: Corporate Law (Chair: Uwe Walz)

B425

 

How Does Jurisdictional Competition Affect Minimum Capital Requirements?  [PDF Down]

Chang-Hsien Tsai, National Tsing Hua University

 

 

Local Courts as Legislators: Judicial Law-Making on Corporate Law Matters in China   [PDF Down]

Chao Xi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

The Law and Economics of Venture Capital Contracts: An Empirical Analysis   [PDF Down]

Uwe Walz, Goethe University Frankfurt

 

 

Parallel Session: Empirical Analysis of Law and Economics (Chair: Farid Islam)

B309

 

Political uncertainty in a data-rich environment   [PDF Down]

Eric Scheffel, University of Nottingham

 

 

Skilled Immigration, Innovation and Wages of Native-born American   [PDF Down]

Farid Islam, Utah Valley University

 

 

Money, fiscal policy and the business cycle: How well does the IS-LM model fit post-reform Chinese data?   [PDF Down]

Jilei Huang, Shandong University

 

 

Parallel Session: International Economic Law

(Chair: Christoph Kimmerle)

B311

 

After Lisbon - revival of the national parliaments by reasoned opinions?

Christoph Kimmerle, University of Hamburg   [PDF Down]

 

 

The Rule Of Force Of Attraction: Propriety In International Tax Jurisprudence   [PDF Down]

Sriram Govind, Symbiosis Law School

 

1530-1545

Tea Break

 

1545-1715

Parallel Session: Contract Law (Chair: Jiwei Qian)

B309

 

Economic Analysis of Breach Remedies under Indian Contract Law   [PDF Down]

Indervir Singh, Centre for Development Studies

 

 

Opting out for contract liability: a proposal for medical malpractice system in China   [PDF Down]

Jiwei Qian, National University of Singapore

 

 

A Smart Use of Punitive Damages as a Stick for Regulation Violators   [PDF Down]

Weiqiang Hu, University of Hamburg

 

 

Parallel Session: Law and Finance (Chair: Frederick Tung)

B425

 

Strategic obfuscation and consumer protection policy in financial markets: Theory and experimental evidence   [PDF Down]

Yiquan Gu, University of Liverpool

 

 

Law and Project Finance   [PDF Down]

Frederick Tung, Boston University

 

 

Parallel Session: Incentives (Chair: Jan Srensen)

B321

 

The individual choice of doing crime   [PDF Down]

Jan Srensen, University of Southern Denmark

 

 

Can the decoupling punitive damages deter injurer and aid victims?    [PDF Down]

Yasuhiro Ikeda, Kumamoto University

 

 

Marginal Subsidies in Tullock Contests  [PDF Down]

Zhewei Wang, Shandong University

 

 

Parallel Session: International Economic Law

(Chair: Takuma Takahashi)

B311

 

Accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Challenges for Vietnam   [PDF Down]

Sangeeta Khorana, Aberystwyth University

 

 

Globalization of Biotech-based Drug Markets and its Implication for the IP System   [PDF Down]

Takuma Takahashi, Meijigakuin University

 

 

1730-1900

 

 

Buffet Dinner at the University Hotel

 

 

 

 

12 July,2012 (Thursday)

 

0900-1030

Invited Session (Chair: Zhiyong Liu)

B321

 

Admissible Third Party Litigation Funding Contracts as a way to Constrain the Exploitation of Plaintiffs

Ronen Avraham, The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

Officials Off-site Exchange and Growth Mode Transformation in China: 1990-2010

Jian Wei, Shandong University

 

1030-1045

Tea Break

 

1045-1200

Parallel Session: Competition Law and Policy

(Chair: Se Hoon Bang)

B321

 

Enforcement of China's Anti-Monopoly Law

Jianping Yin, Yingke Law Firm

 

 

Minimum Resale Price Maintenance as a Device for Product Differentiation   [PDF Down]

Se Hoon Bang, Korea Development Institute

 

 

Parallel Session: Corporate Law (Chair: Jiang Kun)

B425

 

How Institutions Affect the Contributions of Venture Capital Investment to the Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms: Evidence from China

Jiang Kun, The University of Hong Kong

 

 

Regulating Forward-looking Information Disclosure in Chinese Securities: Market Past, Present and Future   [PDF Down]

Yu Zheng, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Shanghai Office

 

 

Parallel Session: Empirical Analysis of Law and Economics

(Chair: Jiye Hu)

B309

 

Income-Related Inequalities of Health and Health Care Utilization

Er Xie, Shandong University   [PDF Down]

 

 

An Empirical Approach of Regulation on Chinas Pension Investment   [PDF Down]

Jiye Hu, China University of Political Science and Law

 

 

Parallel Session: Public Policy and Welfare

(Chair: Xiaoning Ni)

B311

 

Analysis on Government Regulation of Wetland Development

Xiaoning Ni, Beijing International Studies University

 

 

The Driving Force of Tax for Land Operational Right Trade

Yaning Li, Xiamen University   [PDF Down]

 

 

1200-1330

 

 

Buffet Lunch at the University Hotel

 

1330-1430

Keynote Speech (Chair: Ping Lin)

Competition Policy for Industry Standards

Richard Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley

B321

1430-1445

Tea Break

 

1445-1700

Invited Session (Chair: Chenggang Xu)

B321

 

The First Four Years of China's Ant-Monopoly Law: The (Limited) Role of Economics

Ping Lin, Lingnan University

 

 

The Polluter Pays vs. the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle: On the Efficient Treatment of External Costs

Dieter Schmidtchen, Universität des Saarlandes

 

 

The impact of incentive structure on performance of China's health systems reform

Qingyue Meng, Beijing University

 

 

1730-1900

 

 

Buffet Dinner at the University Hotel

 

 

VENUE:

Science Research Complex (Zhi Xin Building),

Central Campus,

Shandong University,

27 ShanDa NanLu Road, Jinan, 250100.