The U.S.-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 and Political Relations
This year, key topics discussed include China’s financial market, the state of China’s macro-economy, the China-Africa relationship, and China’s outward investments and their impacts. For more information about the conference and bios of each panelist, visit our blog. For information on previous conferences, see our signature initiatives page.
Keynote speaker: David Dollar
Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution
David Dollar is a leading expert on China’s economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the U.S. Treasury’s economic and financial emissary to China.
Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009, was country director for China and Mongolia. His other World Bank assignments primarily focused on Asian economies, including South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India. From 1995 to 2004, Dollar worked in the World Bank’s research department.
Schedule of Events
October 6, 2017
8:50 – 9:00AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference
- Stephen Smith, Director, Institute for International Economic Policy
9:00 – 10:30AM Session 1: The China-Africa Relationship
- Howard French, Columbia University, “Chinese Migrants in Africa”
- Wenjie Chen, GWU/IMF, “Chinese Investments in Africa”
- Jorge Canales-Kriljenko, IMF, “Spillover Effects of China onto Sub-Saharan Africa”
10:30 – 11:00AM Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30PM Session 2: China’s Outward Investments and Their Impact
- Thomas Rehermann, Senior Strategy Officer, IFC, “China Abroad – Investment, Integration, Outlook”
- Jian-Ye Wang, NYU-Shanghai, “Chinese Investments Abroad”
- Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Principal Economic Advisor, IDB, “Beyond the Boom: Towards a Mature China-Latin America Relationship”
- Moderator – Wenjie Chen, GWU/IMF
12:30 – 2:00PM Lunch and Keynote
- David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, “China’s Economic Slowdown and Spillover to the Rest of the World”
2:00 – 2:20PM Coffee Break
2:20 – 3:50PM Session 3: China’s Financial Market
- Jennifer Carpenter, NYU Stern, “The Real Value of China’s Stock Market”
- Jennie Bai, Georgetown University, “The Great Wall of Debt: Corruption, Real Estate, and Chinese Local Government Credit Spreads”
- Dennis Tao Yang, UVA, “Booms and Busts in China’s Stock Market”
4:00 – 5:30PM Session 4: State of China’s Macro-economy
- Li Gan, Texas A&M University, “Income Inequality and Economic Transition in China”
- Hui He, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF, “A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009”
- Yingyao Hu, JHU, “Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China: Long Run Trends and Short Run Dynamics”
For more information, please contact Kyle Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-5320.