Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (Mar 18 - May 5)：
Mo’s second project is on Chinese business firm groups. Last April, Mo and his advisor visited and discussed in detail the collaboration with their data vendor, Great Wisdom, which is a 10-minute walk from NYUSH. Mo has also applied and received some funding from NYU Stern CGEB PhD grant, which can cover a large portion of the quoted price on Chinese business group data. Since connectedness and structure of Chinese business groups is a largely under-researched area, they believe that this pioneering work will lay a solid foundation for future research on related topics. Next spring, Mo’s adviser will also be in Shanghai to work with him on another recently initiated research project on Chinese government implicit guarantee, another largely under-researched topic.