The 7th Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations And China’s Economic Development

Sponsored by the Institute for International Economic Policy

Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies,
GW-Center for International Business Education and Research and

the GW Confucius Institute

The US - 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.

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8:50-9:00AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference

9:00AM - 10:30AM Session 1: Economic Issues in China

This session will examine economics of China’s domestic economy and linkages to the international economy via trade and investment.  

Eswar Prasad, Cornell, “The International Role of the RMB”

Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute, “Two China Development Scenarios for Investment in the U.S.”

Scott Kennedy, Indiana U., “Multinationals Surviving and Thriving in China”

10:30-11:00AM Coffee Break

11:00-12:30PM Session 2: China’s Changing Political Landscape.

This session will examine the new political environment in China as the new leadership attempts to maintain legitimacy in the midst of a slowing economy and the advance of new social media technologies.

Bruce Dickson, GWU, “Economic Growth and Political Trust”

Jessica Teets, Middlebury, “Civil Society and Consultative Authoritarianism in China”

Steve Balla, GWU, “The Internet, Governance, and Political Participation in China”

12:30-2:00PM Lunch and Keynote

Jianhai Lin, Secretary of the International Monetary Fund, “Changing Global Economic Landscape: a Renewed Need for Multilateralism” 

2:00-2:20PM Coffee Break

2:20-3:50PM Session 3: Environmental Outcomes in China with Global Implications

This session will examine environmental issues in China, which because of the global connectedness, is likely to have implications for the U.S. and the world.

Joanna Lewis, SFS Georgetown, "Clean Energy and Climate Change in China”

Zhongmin Wang, Resources for the Future, “Assessing the Design of Three Carbon Trading Pilots in China”

Judy Shapiro, American University, “Evolving Strategies of Chinese Environmental NGOs”