主题：Economic Return to Political Support: Evidence from Voting on the Representation of China in the United Nations
地点：腾讯会议（会议号：395 343 726 ；密码： 3931 ）
周泳宏，经济学博士，副教授，研究方向主要是发展经济学、政治经济学、粤港澳经济等。在China Economic Review、Empirical Economics、Defence and Peace Economics、经济学（季刊）、统计研究等期刊发表多篇论文。主持国家自然科学基金、广东省自然科学基金等课题。
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of political support in the United Nations on international trade by taking the votes on the representation of China from 1954 to 1971 as a case study. We document a strongly positive effect of political support toward the People's Republic of China on bilateral trade in the next year. This conclusion is robust when we consider different quantitative methods and sample selections. In order to account for the potential endogeneity problem, the interest similarity with Albania, a socialist country which shared the same ideology with the People's Republic of China, is applied as an instrumental variable. Our empirical results support the idea that trade plays a role in the economic return of international politics.