11/8/2019: 12th Annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations

Friday, November 8, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lindner Commons – Suite 602

Elliott School of International Affairs 

1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Institute for International Economic Policy is pleased to invite you to the 12th annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations on November 8th, 2019 at the Elliott School for International Affairs, located at 1957 E Street, NW.

The conference will feature panels on the Political Economy of Protests; Capital Market Liberalization and Industrial Policy; Industrial Policy, Technology Transfer, and Financial Access; and the Belt and Road Initiative.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the GW Center for International Business Education and Research.

Conference Agenda

08:15-08:50:  Coffee and Registration

08:50-09:00: Welcoming Remarks: James Foster (IIEP Director, GWU)

09:00-09:45: Keynote: Daniel Xu (Duke University) – “Fiscal Policies and Firm Investment in China”

09:45-10:45: The Political Economy of Protests
David Yang (Harvard University) – “Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements”

Davin Chor (Dartmouth College) – “The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown”

10:45-11:15: Coffee Break
11:15-12:15: Capital Market Liberalization and Industrial Policy
John Rogers (Federal Reserve Board) – “The Effect of the China Connect”

Wenli Li (Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank) – “Demographic Aging, Industrial Policy, and Chinese Economic Growth”

12:15-13:15: Lunch

13:15–14:30: Policy Keynotes:
Chad Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) – “The U.S.-China Trade Relationship under the Trump Administration”
David Shambaugh (GWU) – “Stresses and Strains in U.S.-China Relations”
14:30-15:00: Coffee Break
15:00-16:00: Industrial Policy, Technology Transfer, and Financial Access       
Moderator: Maggie Chen (GWU)
Jie Bai (Harvard University) – “Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillovers, and Industrial Quality Upgrading”
Jing Cai (University of Maryland) – “Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs”
16:00-17:00: The Belt and Road Initiative
Moderator: Stephen Kaplan (GWU)
Scott Morris (Center for Global Development) – “Belt and Road’s Debt and Project Risks”
Jamie Horsley (Yale University) – Title TBA

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