China, Development, and the US-China Economic Relationship

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G2 at GW 2013:

Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Friday, November 8, 2013

Beginning at 8:45 am

Lindner Commons, Suite 602
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

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Co-sponsored by the Rising Powers Initiative at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the
GW-Center for International Business Education and Research

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 Relations (or the "G2 at GW"), 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

9:00-10:30AM Session 1: U.S.-China Trade: Jobs and Competition. Moderated by Michael Moore

    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

12:00-1:30PM Lunch and Keynote

    Steve Barnett (Division Chief-China, IMF)

1:30-3:00PM Session 3: China’s Growth and Financial Liberalization. Moderated by Jay Shambaugh

    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) and Hiroyuki Ito (Portland State University):: 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 Smith

The Ito-Chinn paper is here

8 thoughts on “China, Development, and the US-China Economic Relationship

  1. Steven Kopits

    I am scheduled to speak at a UN Conference here in NY in early December.
    I am not sure which panel I will end up on, but the topic I have asked for is this:
    “Is US Energy Independence a Threat to Persian Gulf Security?: Implications for Saudi Arabia and China”
    I will be arguing that it does, and that it’s the US’s fault.

  2. Hans

    Thank you Ambassador Kopits, for fighting American Imperialism..
    If you see The Royal Monarch King, of Saudi Arab, please be sure to bow or curtsy…
    Professor Chinn, we are all awaiting the after conference comments for you.!

  3. don

    SK –
    I am curious – how much of the U.S. intervention in the area derives from the fear of losing access to energy resources and how much from support for Israel.

  4. don

    My own opinion is that if the U.S. followed polices strictly governed by the overall national interest, our manufacturing sector and U.S. aggregate employment would be larger and China’s would be smaller.

  5. benamery21

    don: Does that mean you measure “the overall national interest” by something other than GDP?

  6. Johannes

    @Hans 9:53am : pls. be more kind to people suffering from narcisstic personality disorder.
    Mary Lovely is the most interesting speaker from the conference schedule above (well, Menzie excluded- sorry for that). Interesting conference, would like to here more about it, hope you enjoyed it Menzie.

  7. bellanson

    @Benamery21 & Don:
    Overall national interest could be measured by GDP. It is perfectly plausible to envision that short term management interests have caused decisions in large corporations such as Cisco or WalMart that aren’t in the best interest of the nation.
    Outsourcing may not even be in the best interest of the corporation, while they are in the best interest of the decision maker.
    Outsourcing means that you are going with conventional wisdom – you don’t have to justify yourself if things went wrong: “I did what everybody recommended – went with the low cost supplier”
    The fact that you run the risk of lower quality and trained future competition will be dealt with by future decision makers. You get your year end bonus.
    “Apres nous, la deluge”. Not unique to US business, nor is it new. But it is certainly not “governed by the overall national interest”

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