3rd Annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and the U.S. – China Relationship

Friday, October 8, 2010

Made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor

Continental breakfast at 8:00 AM

8:45 AM: Welcome and Overview of the Conference 
Stephen C. Smith (Director, Institute for International Economic Policy, and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU)

9:00-9:45 AM: Kenneth Lieberthal, Brookings Institute, “Necessary Strategic Adaptation by U.S. Multinationals to Succeed in China’s Evolving Business Environment”

9:45-11:00 AM: Economic Development Patterns in China
Moderator: Steve Suranovic, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU

Lu Ming, Fudan University, “Sustainable Growth or Not? Hukou, Land and Rural-Urban Development in China
Zhang Xiaobo, IFPRI, “Analysis of Industrial Clusters in China
Feng Tian, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, “Trade Linkages of BRICs in the World Economy

11:00-11:15 AM: Coffee Break

11:15-12:30 PM: Political Economy of Development in China
Moderator: Jiawen Yang, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GWU

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen, GWU, “Firm Performance and Investment in Political Human Capital
Bruce Reynolds, UVA, “A Macro Framework for Understanding the Exchange Rate Debate
Meng Lingsheng, Tsinghua University, “Prenatal Sex Selection and Missing Girls in China: Evidence from the Diffusion of Diagnostic Ultrasound

12:30-1:45 PM: Luncheon and Keynote by Huang Yasheng, MIT, “Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics

1:45-3:00 PM: Aspects of U.S.-China Economic Relations
Moderator: Michael Moore, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU

Doug Guthrie, Dean, GWU School of Business, “Economic Development & U.S.-China Relations
Gao Fei, China Foreign Affairs University, “Chinese View on Contemporary Sino-US Relations: Challenge and Opportunity
Bruce Dickson, GWU, “China’s Evolving Economic Model and Its Implications for the US”

3:00-4:15 PM: China-Africa Links
Moderator: Fred Joutz, Professor of Economics, GWU

Deborah Brautigam, African Union, “Chinese Aid and Investment in Africa: Think Again
Joshua Eisenman, American Foreign Policy Council and UCLA, “China’s Trade and Political Engagement in Africa
Ambassador David Shinn , GWU, “China’s Security and Diplomatic Relations with Africa”

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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