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China's Changing Labor Market

The National Committee on United States-China Relations presents a discussion with Professors Albert Park and Kam Wing Chan on topics related to Chinese labor.

October 18, 2011 8:00am to 10:00am

On Tuesday, October 18, the National Committee and G+, Gerson Lehrman Group’s new online community for sharing expertise, will co-host a breakfast and panel on the current state of China's labor market.  The event coincides with the National Committee’s 45th Anniversary Gala.
Please join leading experts Professors Albert Park and Kam Wing Chan for an interactive discussion covering a variety of topics related to Chinese labor including rising wages, the dwindling supply of migrant labor, the impact of labor regulations, and the continued competitiveness of Chinese manufacturing.
Please note, space is limited and registration for this event is required in advance.  To register, email G+ Meetings by clicking here.
Featured Speakers:
Albert Park, Chair Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Park is a development economist whose research focuses on the Chinese economy.  He has published widely on topics related to poverty and inequality, labor and migration, education and health, aging, and firm performance in China.  He has directed or helped direct several large-scale social surveys in China, including the Gansu Survey of Children and Families, the China Urban Labor Survey, and the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS); and has consulted frequently for the World Bank and other international organizations.  Professor Park is a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the International Growth Centre (Oxford-LSE), and the Institute of Labor (IZA).  Previously, he was professor of economics at the University of Oxford, and associate and assistant professor at the University of Michigan.  He received his PhD from Stanford and AB from Harvard.

Albert Park spoke on labor at USCI’s conference on the Chinese economy conference, click here to see his presentation or click here to see it on our YouTube channel.

Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography, University of Washington
Professor Chan’s research focuses on the impact of social and political institutions on migration, urbanization and the urban labor market in China.  He specializes in China's cities, migration, employment, the household registration system, and related statistics.  In recent years, he has served as a consultant for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, and McKinsey & Co. on a number of policy projects related to China's cities and economy.  His recent commentaries and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, BBC, China Radio International, CBC Radio, PBS, Caixin and other media in Asia and the U.S.  He received his BA from the University of Hong Kong and PhD from the University of Toronto.

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