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USC Marshall China Research Group

The USC China Research Group aims to advance understanding of the business environment of China and its relation to the global economy and international relations. We conduct academic research, exchange information, and disseminate knowledge to the public and policymakers, leveraging expertise of faculty members in the Marshall School, across USC, and among other affiliated scholars. Among the issues we consider are how institutions such as political economy, law and social norm and culture shape the business environment, the organizations and operations of enterprises in China, and the relation between the Chinese business environment and American business. We aim to become a central intellectual hub for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers, and eventually to position USC as a central institution for the creation and discussion of knowledge concerning the Chinese business environment.

Weekly Workshops

The USC Marshall China Research Group offers weekly research workshops available to all.

USC Marshall China Workshop (2018-2019 Spring Semester) Mondays 11:00-12:00pm,  HOH 114

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Title

1/28/19

Weijia Li

Monash University, Dept of Economics

Rotation, Performance Rewards, and Property Rights

2/25/19 Peter Lorentzen University of San Francisco, Dept of Economics Personal Ties, Meritocracy, and China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
3/18/19 Zuoyue Wang California State Polytechnic University, Dept of History Science and Technology in Modern China: A Transnational Perspective

3/25/19

Bo Yang & Nan Jia

USC Marshall: Management and Organization The Nomenklatura State Institutions in the Knowledge Economy

4/1/19

TBA

   

4/8/19

Brett Sheehan

USC Dornsife: Dept of History

TBA

4/15/19

Yinan Luo

Peking University, Dept of Political Science  

4/22/19

Xueming Luo

Temple University, Fox School of Business, Dept of Marketing
* This seminar will be jointly hosted by Digitopolis Group and the HiNT Lab (
https://www.nathanaelfast.com/lab/).

Humans versus Machines: Effects of AI Chatbot Disclosure for Conversational Commerce

2018-2019 Fall Semester

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Title of Presentation

9/11/18

Shui Yan Tang

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Fiscal Transfers, Elections, and Local Governance in Rural China

9/19/18

Hai Che

UC Riverside School of Business, Marketing Area

The Pursuit of Leadership and its Effect on Player Spending: The Case of a Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game in China

 9/26/18

Meng Zhang

Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Economic History

Mechanisms of Contract Enforcement: Merchant Associations, Courts, and Chambers of Commerce

10/2/18

Yanhui Wu

USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics

Social Media and Protests in China

10/9/18

Yang Xie

UC Riverside Dept of Economics

Do expressways affect local development differentially? Evidence from China and a demand-side explanation

10/16/18

TJ Wong

USC Marshall: Leventhal School of Accounting

Transparency in Autocracy: China’s “Missing Cases” in Judicial Opinion Disclosure

10/23/18

Nan Jia

USC Marshall: Management and Organization

The Political Root of Business Network Change

10/30/18

Saori Katada

USC Dornsife: School of International Relations

The BRICS Collective Financial Statecraft and China’s Geoeconomic strategy

11/6/18

Eric Heikkila

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Danzhai Wanda Village: A Case Study in Poverty Alleviation

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2017-2018 Spring Semester

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Title of Presentation

1/24/18

Joshua Goldstein

USC Dornsife: History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Beijing's Big Dirty Secret: The City's Victory in its 25 Year Battle to Destroy its Recycling Infrastructure

2/7/18

Tianshu Sun

USC Marshall: Data Sciences and Operations

Solving Shortage in the Market for Blood: Evidence from China

2/14/18

Leon Zhu

USC Marshall: Data Sciences and Operations

Platform Strategy and Operations in China: A Transaction Cost-based Perspective

2/21/18

Min Zhou

UCLA, Dept of Sociology

Achieving Social Status through Cross-Space Consumption: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Chinese Immigrants in the United States

2/28/18

Sha Yang

USC Marshall: Marketing

Understanding the Influence of Content Monetization on Contributor Topic Choice Decision on Social Media

3/7/18

Rebecca Myerson & Tianyi Lu

USC School of Pharmacy & Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

The impacts of China's New Rural Pension Scheme: Evidence on access to health care and spill-overs across family members

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2017-2018 Fall Semester

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Title of Presentation

9/12/17

Yanhui Wu

USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics

Competition, Contracts, and Innovation in a Novel-writing Platform

9/19/17

Yongxiang Wang

USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics

Social Ties and the Selection of China's Political Elite

9/26/17

Brett Sheehan

USC Dornsife: History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Taking Money from Strangers – and Friends: Evidence on Chinese Business Form from the Dongya Corporation, 1932-1950

10/17/17

Ayse imrohoroglu

USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics

The Chinese Saving Rate: Long-Term Care Risks, Family Insurance, and Demographics

10/24/17

Jeff Nugent

USC Dornsife: Dept of Economics

Coordinating China’s Economic Growth Strategy via Its Government-controlled Association for Private Firms

10/31/17

Nan Jia

USC Marshall: Management and Organization

Dynamic Inconsistency in Private-Public Partnerships: Analysis of Government Guiding Funds in China

11/7/17

T.J. Wong

USC Marshall: Leventhal School of Accounting

The Embeddedness of Political Connections and Stock Price Co-movement: Evidence from faction-affiliated firms in China

11/14/17

Franziska Keller

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,  Political Science Department

Creating Aristocracy - Social Networking in the Chinese Central Party School

11/21/17

Dave Kang

USC Dornsife: School of International Relations

Looking for answers in all the wrong places: East Asian power transitions in their proper historical context

11/28/17

Robert Dekle

USC Dornsife: Dept of Economics

Chinese Local Government Bond Spreads, Monetary Policy, and Misallocation

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2016-2017 Fall and Spring Semesters

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Title of Presentation

 10/13/16

 Nan Jia

USC Marshall: Management and Organizations

Calculated Tailgating: The Role of Political Connections in Firms’ Location Choice

 10/20/16

 TJ Wong

USC Marshall: Leventhal School of Accounting

The dyadic ties of managers and financial analysts and their externality on a firm's information environment

 11/3/16

Yongxiang Wang

USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics

Access to Migration for Rural Households

 11/10/16

Jeff Neugent

USC Dornsife: Dept of Economics

Beyond a Springboard into Politics: Why and How the State-Run Business Association Matters for Private Enterprises in China

2/7/17 Erin Baggott USC Dornsife: School of International Relations Elite Welfare Shocks and Diversionary Foreign Policy: Evidence from China
2/14/17 Eric Heikkila USC Price School of Public Policy Assessing the Evolving 5YPs of Chinese Cities
2/21/17 Nan Jia USC Marshall: Management and Organizations Asymmetric Effects of Agency Risk on Firm Innovation: An Examination of State-Owned Enterprises
2/28/17 Yanhui Wu USC Marshall: Finance and Business Economics Politician Incentive and Bureaucratic Efficiency: A Field Experiment in China
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Conferences

The USC Marshall China Research Group hosts and cohosts major conferences every year. Below is the information on current and past conferences.

  • The China Conference - institutions, markets and firms, May 17-18, 2019 (sponsored by USC Marshall Institute for Outlier Research in Business)

Courses

The USC Marshall China Research Group offers a variety of courses at the graduate level.

  • ACCT 574 Accounting and Corporate Governance in Global Business Environment (PDF document)

  • MOR 599 Winning in Emerging Markets

The China Conference - Institutions, Markets and Firms

(sponsored by USC Marshall Institute for Outlier Research in Business)

May 17-18, 2019

Popovich Hall (JKP 102)
611 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089

Registration link coming soon

Contact us:

Nan Jia
(nan.jia@marshall.usc.edu)
or
T.J. Wong
(tjwong@marshall.usc.edu)