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[6月22日] 国际经济学Workshop

发布日期:2021-06-18 09:24    来源:


题目:The Impact of Historic Rice Farming on Contemporary Cooperative Behavior: Evidence from China

主讲人:Suqin Ge (Virginia Tech)




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会议号:953 6540 9407


摘要:This study investigates how historic rice farming affects contemporary cooperative behavior. We exploit a discontinuity in rice farming generated by a natural geographic boundary in China to facilitate identification. Our results indicate that historic rice farming has a significant positive impact on cooperative behavior today. An increase in the percentage of farmland devoted to rice farming significantly increases the frequency of mutual help in terms of borrowing and lending money, caring for each other's family members, and helping each other with job seeking and house construction. We show that irrigation network and labor exchange associated with rice farming are likely potential mechanisms that have produced cultural preferences for cooperation in rice farming regions.

主讲人简介:Suqin Ge is Professor at Department of Economics, Virginia Tech. She obtained Ph.D. degree in Economics at University of Minnesota and M.A. degree in Economics at Fudan University. She graduated from Southeast University in China with B.E. in Industrial Trade. Her fields of interest are Labor Economics, Economics of China, Applied Microeconomics.