Chicago-Tsinghua Junior Faculty Forum

All day
Through June 1, 2018
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing & Tsinghua University

May 31

Organized by:

Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago

Guobin Cui, Tsinghua University



Omri Ben-Shahar,芝加哥大学



The Chicago-Tsinghua Young Faculty Forum is a first of its kind collaboration between leading American and Chinese law schools. The organizers selected twelve scholars working in the area of law-and-social-science to present work-in-progress. The purpose of the Forum is to allow for rigorous and critical discussion in the Chicago “round table” style workshop, to help improve the work, and to set the standards for successful publications. Four members from the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School will also join the Forum as discussants, all of whom have rich experience in conducting inter-disciplinary study of law and social science. Together with a few top Chinese legal scholars, they will raise questions and comments to the presenters. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American and Chinese legal scholars generally, particularly among those working in the area of law and social science. To facilitate the round table, there will be no prepared comments by the discussants. Each paper will be presented briefly, followed by an open discussion among the participants.





Weixing Shen, Dean and Professor of Law, Tsinghua University

Omri Ben-Shahar, Kearny Director, Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago

Ruoying Chen, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Peking University

Jinhua Cheng, Distinguished Professor of Law & Vice Dean, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Adam Chilton, Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Guobin Cui, Associate Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Tsinghua University

William Hubbard, Professor of Law and Editor of Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago

Hongzhen Jiang, Associate Professor & Vice Dean, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zhimin Liao, Professor of Law, East China University of Political Science and Law

Haitian Lu, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Richard McAdams, Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Wei Shen, Dean and Professor of Law, Shandong University Law School

Yuyu Wang, Professor of law and Director of China Institute for Rule of Law in Finance, Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Defeng Xu, Professor of Law, Peking University

Jun Zhao, Professor and Vice Dean, Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University



Day 1: University of Chicago Center in Beijing (Thursday, May 31)



Opening Remarks

Dean Weixing Shen, Tsinghua University Law School

Professor Omri Ben-Shahar, Director of Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago


Panel I

Governance and Institution in China

Moderator: Omri Ben-Shahar



Challenging Eminent Domain in the High People’s Courts: Procedure is the Key!

Shitong Qiao, Hong Kong University






Decentralizing Authoritarianism:  A Study of China’s Dramatic Expansion of City Lawmaking Power

Jiang Wan (with Wei Cui), Southwest University of Political Science and Law



Information Technology and E-Participation: An Empirical Study on Online Solicitation of Opinions on Lawmaking by the National People’s Congress 

Xin Zhang, University of International Business and Economics





Panel II

Corporate and Financial Law

Moderator: William Hubbard



The Determinants of Political Control in State-Owned Enterprises:

Evidence from Charter Amendments

Angela Zhang (with Zhuang Liu), Hong Kong University



Rethinking State Control over the PRC Financial System: The Black Box of Proactive Intervention

Daile Xia (with Li Guo), Tsinghua University






Understanding Public Enforcement of Securities Lawin China: An Empirical Analysis of the Enforcement Outcomes of CSRC and its Regional Offices 

Wenming Xu (with Guangdong Xu), China University of Political Science and Law



Prematurity and Incubator: Tradition, Transplantation and Bifurcation of Financial Development and Law in China

Simin Gao (with Christopher Chen), Tsinghua University



Day 2: Tsinghua University Law School (Friday, June 1)



Opening Remarks

Vice Dean Guobin Cui, Tsinghua University Law School

Professor Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago


Panel III

Cutting Edge Topics in Law and Economics

Moderator: Guobin Cui



Self-Regulation in the Shadow of Public Power: Driving China’s Private Taxicabs out of Regulatory Dark Zone

Bingwan Xiong, Renmin University






A Network Theory of Patentability: Towards an Empirical Measure of Paten Nonobviousness

Ryan Whalen, Hong Kong University



The Chicago School in Beijing: Two Faces of Law and Economics in China

Han Liu (with Xiaoli Zhao), Tsinghua University





Panel IV

Judicial Behavior

Moderator: Ruoying Chen



Do Justices’ Scholarly Backgrounds Affect the Writing of Separate Opinions in Taiwan Court?

Chien-Chih Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan



What Is the Leviathan Hiding? “Missing Cases” and Selected Judicial Information Disclosure in China

Zhuang Liu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen