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Peking University is a major research university located in Beijing, China.
Date: 1 December 2008
The results indicate the presence of Giffen behavior, i.e. upward sloping demand, for rice in Hunan province and weaker evidence for wheat in Gansu province in China.
Date: 1 July 2016
This paper uses a randomized evaluation to study the effect of personal experience on weather insurance adoption in rural China. First, the researchers conduct insurance games with a random subset of farmers to estimate the effect of hypothetical experience of disasters on real insurance take-up....
Date: 1 February 2015
Using data from a randomized experiment in rural China, this paper studied the influence of social networks on weather insurance adoption and the mechanisms through which social networks operate. By varying the information available about peers’ decisions and using randomized default options, ...
Date: 27 January 2016
In this study, researchers use data from a two-year field experiment in rural China to define the optimum subsidy scheme that can insure a given uptake for a new weather insurance product for rice producers. Results show that the optimum current subsidy necessary to achieve a desired level of take-...
The Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences is a multidisciplinary research institute that focuses on themes such as physical geography and global change, human geography and regional development, natural resources and the environment, and...
Researchers partnered with the Commission of Industry and Information Technology (CIIT), the main government department in charge of private sector development, to find firms interested in participating in a monthly meeting program designed to encourage inter-firm relationships.
Date: 8 August 2017
Student participation is sensitive to the perceived costs and benefits of education. Although the costs are immediate and easy to observe, school quality and the long-run benefits of education are more difficult to perceive. Children, not only their parents, are important to consider when designing...
Date: 1 July 2018
Date: 6 November 2014
Call center employees in Shanghai who were randomly assigned to work from home for 9 months saw a 13 percent increase in performance, reported improved work satisfaction, and experienced less turnover, but their promotion rate conditional on performance fell.