International workshop 'Globalization of Chinese industrial sector: productivity, trade and finance'
2-3 September 2013, at University of Glasgow
Dr Sai Ding (University of Glasgow) will be organising a two-day international workshop on 'Globalization of Chinese industrial sector: productivity, trade and finance' on 2-3 September 2013 at the University of Glasgow, which is jointly sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE), and the Adam Smith Business School.
China has significantly benefited from globalization through trade and FDI since 1978. However, the recent global financial crisis, which led to a significant fall in the demand for Chinese exports, as well as the persistent pressure of RMB appreciation have exacerbated a growing nationalism in China as indicated by the move towards favouring domestic firms over inward FDI and a greater reliance on domestic consumption rather than external trade. This will have a significant impact on the competitiveness of Chinese economy and the world. The aim of the workshop is to bring top economists in this field to discuss various advantages and challenges for China to maintain its focus on globalization, with a focus on the links among productivity, trade and finance within the Chinese industrial sector.
A number of outstanding economists in the fields of industrial organization, international trade and finance are confirmed to come to talk in this workshop. For instance,
Professor Jo Van Biesebroeck (University of Leuven, Belgium) works on international trade, industrial organization, and development economics. He has published extensively at Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Journal of Development Economics etc.
Professor Jun Qian (Boston College, US) works on many topics of theoretical and empirical corporate finance and financial institutions. He has published at top journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis etc.
Dr Daniel Yi Xu (Duke University, US) is a Faculty Research Fellow of NBER and a rising star in the field of industrial organization, international trade and productivity. Since 2008, he has published at American Economic Review (3 times), Review of Economic Studies, and Rand Journal of Economics etc.
Dr Mirko Draca (Warwick University, UK) works on firm innovation and productivity and has collaborated with Professor Nick Bloom from Stanford and Professor John Van Reenen from LSE. He has published at American Economics Review (twice) and the paper he is going to present at the workshop is now revised and resubmitted to Review of Economic Studies.
If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organiser, Dr Sai Ding, at email@example.com . To register, please send your registration information to Ms Christine Haley at Christine.Haley@glasgow.ac.uk before Friday 2 August 2013.
We look forward to your participation to this workshop at Glasgow in September.
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