G2 at GW 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor
Lindner Commons, Suite 602
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
The US – China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy and accordingly is a major focus of IIEP. The centerpiece of this initiative is our annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations (or the G2 at GW), which has become one of the premier events of its type. For the last three conferences (2009, 2010, and 2011) we created a follow-up online “virtual conference volume”.
Speakers at the first four conferences include Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University, Beijing), Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia Univ.), Lu Ming (Fudan Univ., Shanghai), ZhongXiang Zhang (East-West Center), Peter Yu (Drake), Huang Yasheng (MIT), Li Xuan (FAO), C. Fred Bergsten (Peterson), Loren Brandt (Toronto), Kenneth Lieberthal (Brookings), Zhang Xiaobo (IFPRI), Feng Tian (Chinese Academy for Social Sciences), Meng Lingsheng (Tsinghua), Gao Fei (China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)), Harry Harding (Virginia), Lixin Colin Xu (World Bank), Zhu Caihua (CFAU), Warwick McKibbin (Australian National Univ., and Eswar Prasad (Brookings).
Next year’s G2 at GW conference will take place on 10-12-2012. The research and policy analysis presented at the first five G2 at GW conferences together form the basis of a planned IIEP volume, to be edited by Professors Michael Moore and Stephen C. Smith.
For information on previous conferences, see our signature initiatives page.
Schedule of Events
September 23, 2011
Continental breakfast at 8:00 AM
9-9:10 AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference
9:15-10:30 AM Economic Transformation in China
- Hongbin Li, “China’s Evolving Labor Market,” Tsinghua University – China’s Evolving Labor Market
- Lu Ming, “Geography and Politics: Why Is Economic Transformation Hard?” Fudan University and Harvard University – Geography and Politics: Why Economics Transformation is Hard in China
- Xiaobo Zhang, “Local Industrial Policy and Cluster Development in China,” IFPRI – Local Industrial Policy and Cluster Development in China:The Evolution of Anding Potato Cluster
10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Climate Change, Multilateral Trade, and International Financial Rules
- Zhang ZhongXiang, “Assessing China’s Carbon Intensity Pledge for 2020: Stringency and Credibility Issues,” East-West Center – Background Paper 1, Background Paper 2 and PPT
- Shang-Jin Wei, “Trade Reforms and Current Account Imbalances: When Can the Common Sense Be Wrong?” Columbia University – Trade Reforms and Current Account Imbalances
- Tim Punke, “The US-China Relationship – Redefining the Terms,” Monument Policy Group
- Michael Moore, “US-China Trade Rules: What Happens After the Doha Collapse?” George Washington University – U.S.-China Trade Rules: What Happens After the Doha Collapse
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch Break
1:15-2:30 PM US and Chinese Policies Towards Intellectual Property Rights
- Peter Yu, “Toward a New U.S.-China Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategy,” Drake University – Background Paper
- Susan Sell, “Intellectual Property Rights in China,” George Washington University – China and Intellectual Property
- Li Xuan, “TRIPS Flexibilities on IP Enforcement,” Food and Agricultural Organization – TRIPS Flexibilities on IP Enforcement — From Economic and Legal Perspectives
2:30-2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45-4:00 PM Macro topics: Exchange Rates, Economic Growth, and Imbalances
- Bruce Reynolds, “Rule-making in the International Financial System – China’s Growing Participation in Global Governance,” University of Virginia – China’s Participation in Global Governance: Choosing an Exchange Rate Regime
- Tara Sinclair, “What Can We Learn from the Chinese Macroeconomic Data?” George Washington University – Background Paper and PPT
- Jiawen Yang, “U.S. and China Policy Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis,” George Washington University – China’s Policy Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis
For more information, please contact Kyle Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-5320.