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Jian Li

Université du Luxembourg
Campus Limpertsberg,
162 A, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Campus Office : BRC 0.02

E-Mail: jian.li@uni.lu
Institutional Affiliation: University of Luxembourg

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2018Demographics and FDI: Lessons from China's One-Child Policy
with John B. Donaldson, Christos Koulovatianos, Rajnish Mehra: w24256
Following the introduction of the one-child policy in China, the capital-labor (K/L) ratio of China increased relative to that of India, and, simultaneously, FDI inflows relative to GDP for China versus India declined. These observations are explained in the context of a simple neoclassical OLG paradigm. The adjustment mechanism works as follows: the reduction in the growth rate of the (urban) labor force due to the one-child policy permanently increases the capital per worker inherited from the previous generation. The resulting increase in China’s (domestic K)/L thus ‘crowds out’ the need for FDI in China relative to India. Our paper is a contribution to the nascent literature exploring demographic transitions and their effects on FDI flows.
December 2006Is Drug Coverage a Free Lunch? Cross-Price Elasticities and the Design of Prescription Drug Benefits
with Martin Gaynor, William B. Vogt: w12758
Recently, many U.S. employers have adopted less generous prescription drug benefits. In addition, the U.S. began to offer prescription drug insurance to approximately 42 million Medicare beneficiaries in 2006. We use data on individual health insurance claims and benefit data from 1997-2003 to study the effects of changing consumers' co-payments for prescription drugs on the quantity demanded and expenditure on prescription drugs, inpatient care and outpatient care. We allow for effects both in the year of the co-payment change and in the year following the change. Our results show that increases in prescription drug prices reduce both the use of and spending on prescription drugs. However, consumers substitute the use of outpatient care and inpatient care for prescription drug use, an...
 
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