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The 8th Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations and China's Economic Development
The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) presents its annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic and Political Relations. This year, key topics discussed will include China’s financial market, the state of China’s macro-economy, the China-Africa relationship, and China’s outward investments and their impacts.
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, which has become one of the premier events of its type. This year, key topics discussed will include China’s financial market, the state of China’s macro-economy, the China-Africa relationship, and China’s outward investments and their impacts.
The conference features leading scholars from the U.S., China, and other countries, who present research on a wide range of issues. Conference sessions have addressed a wide range of topics such as the prospects for China’s continued growth; financial liberalization; trade imbalances and practices; retirement patterns and pension reform; industrial clusters; gender imbalances; the rural-urban development balance and patterns of poverty reduction; labor migration; and China’s role in international development financing. The conference has become a leading forum for experts in the research and policy community to improve understanding of issues critical to China, the U.S., and the global economy. Please Save the Date and stayed tuned for further details.
Beyond the conference, IIEP faculty are also conducting research on critical issues such as Chinese trade and foreign direct investment; China’s state-owned enterprises; the impact of Chinese economic activity in Latin American countries; energy usage and environmental outcomes in China; worldwide trade remedy actions against China; comparisons of U.S. and China unfair trade practices; and revisions to China’s provincial macroeconomic data.
08:50-9:00 AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference
9:00-10:30 AM Session 1: The China-Africa Relationship
- Chinese Migrants in Africa and the China-Africa Relationship
Howard French, Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
- Chinese Investments in Africa
Heiwai Tang (JHU-SAIS) and Wenjie Chen (IMF/IIEP at GWU)
- Spillover Effects of China onto Sub-Saharan Africa
IMF Research and Africa Team
10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 PM Session 2: China's Outward Investments and Their Impact
- China Abroad: Investments, Integration, Outlook
Ted Haoquan Chu, International Finance Corporation
- Chinese Investments Abroad
Jianye Wang, Professor of Economics at NYU - Shanghai
- Beyond the Boom: Towards a Mature China-Latin America Relationship
Mauricio Moreira, Inter-American Development Bank
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch and Keynote
China's Economic Slowdown and Spillover to the Rest of the World
David Dollar, Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
2:00-2:20 PM Coffee Break
2:20-3:50 PM Session 3: China's Financial Market
- The Real Value of China's Stock Market
Jennifer Carpenter, NYU Stern School of Business
- The Great Wall of Debt: Corruption, Real Estate, and Chinese Local Government Credit Spreads
Jennie Bai, Georgetown University
- Booms and Busts in China's Stock Market
Dennis Tao Yang, University of Virginia
2:20-3:50 PM Session 4: State of China's Macro-Economy
- Income Inequality and Economic Transition in China
Li Gan, Texas A&M University; China Household Finance Survey
- What Does China's Industrial Revolution Tell Us about Development Policy?
Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China: Long Run Trends and Short Run Dynamics
Yingyao Hu, Johns Hopkins University
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.