2nd Annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and the U.S. China-Relationship

Friday, November 20, 2009

Continental breakfast at 8:00 AM

9:00 AM: Welcome and Overview of the Conference

Stephen C. Smith (Director, Institute for International Economic Policy, and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GW) Trends in China’s Development and U.S.-China Trade

9:15-10:00 AM: Opening address and charge to the conference

Dr. Harry Harding (Dean, University of Virginia, former Elliott School Dean, and former University Professor at GW) The G-2 Chimera: Fusion or Illusion? – Paper

10:00-10:30 AM: Coffee Break

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Session 1: Transformations and Emerging Challenges in the Economy of China

Bruce Reynolds (Professor of Economics, University of Virginia) Macro Problems and Macro Policy in China and the United States: Lessons from the Economic Crisis – PPT

Loren Brandt (Professor of Economics, University of Toronto) – PPT

John Giles (Associate Professor of Economics, Michigan State University, and Senior Labor Economist, World Bank) The Current and Future Well Being of China’s Rural Elderly – Paper and PPT

Dr. Xiaobo Zhang (Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute) The Competitive Savings Motive: Evidence from Rising Sex Ratios and Savings Rates in China – Paper and PPT and Transcript

Dr. Lixin Colin Xu (Senior Economist, World Bank)

12:30-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-1:45 PM: Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Dr. Fred Bergsten (Founder and Director, Peterson Institute of International Economics) – “The United States-China Economic Relationship and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue“. Paper – Two’s Company (Letter to the Editor of Foriegn Affairs Magazine) – Paper

1:45-2:00 PM: Coffee Break

2:00-4:00 PM: Session 2: Crisis, Emergence of the G2 relationship, and Future Challenges

Zhu Caihua (Associate Professor of International Economics, China Foreign Affairs University) FDI Flows Between China and the US: Implications for Sino-US Economic Relations – Paper 

Dr. Philip Levy (Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and former Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers) The Sustainability of Chinese Economic Success: Implications for Future Sino-U.S. Relations

Margaret Pearson (Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland) China as a G2 Member: What are the Political Constraints? – Paper 

Bruce Dickson (Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GW)

An archive of all previous Annual Conferences on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations is available here.

For more information, please contact Kyle Renner at iiep@gwu.edu or 202-994-5320.

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