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6th Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations and China’s Economic Development


Sponsored By

Institute for International Economic Policy
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
Center for International Business Education and Research
The GW Confucius Institute


Friday, November 8, 2013
8:45am - 4:30pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20052

RSVP at (Detailed Program)

8:45-9:00AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference

9:00-10:30AM Session 1: U.S.-China Trade: Jobs and Competition, Moderated by Michael Moore (George Washington University)

1. Ann Harrison (University of Pennsylvania): Industrial Policy and Competition
2. Mary Lovely (Syracuse University): Trade Liberalization and Labor Shares in China
3. Peter Schott (Yale University): The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment

10:30-11:00AM Coffee Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM Session 2: Multinational Firms in the U.S. and China, Moderated by Maggie Chen (George Washington University)

1. Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University): The Globalization of R&D: China, India, and the Rise of International Co-invention
2. Wenjie Chen (George Washington University): OFDI from China – Firm- and Transaction-level Evidence

12:00-1:30PM Lunch and Keynote – China’s Economic Development: Past, Present, and Future

1. Steve Barnett (Division Chief – China, IMF)

1:30-3:00PM Session 3: China's Growth and Financial Liberalization, Moderated by Jay Shambaugh (George Washington University)

1. Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto): Accounting for China's Growth
2. Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago): Institutional Foundations of China's Growth
3. Menzie Chinn (University of Wisconsin at Madison): The Rise of the "Redback" and China’s Capital Account Liberalization: An Empirical Analysis on the Determinants of Invoicing Currencies

3:00-3:30PM Coffee Break

3:30-4:30PM Session 4: China’s Economic and Political Development, Moderated by Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University)

1. James Kung (HKUST): Do Land Revenue Windfalls Reduce the Career Incentives of County Leaders? Evidence from China
2. Yan Wang (GWU, Peking University, and former World Bank): China’s Role in International Development Financing: Past, Present, and Prospect.
















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