International workshop on the Chinese Economy: Trade, Growth and Productivity

Issued: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:53:00 GMT

The Adam Smith Business School was delighted to host the ‘International Workshop on the Chinese Economy: Trade, Growth and Productivity’ on 12 and 13 May 2016 at the University of Glasgow, jointly sponsored with the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) and the University of Glasgow Confucius Institute.

This workshop brought together top economists in this field to discuss advantages and challenges for China to maintain its focus on globalisation, with a focus on the links among trade, productivity, and growth. Keynote speakers included Professor Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo; Professor Kalina Manova, University of Stanford and Oxford; Professor Larry Qiu, University of Hong Kong; and two speakers from Nankai University in China who deepened the strategic partnership between Nankai and Glasgow. Professor Anne Anderson, Vice Principal and the Head of the Glasgow College of Social Sciences; and Professor John Finch, Head of the Adam Smith Business School, both from the University of Glasgow, gave the opening speeches and welcomed guests to the event.

This successful workshop attracted more than 50 delegates from Scotland with an interest in the Chinese economy, including staff, students, academics and members from Scottish governments. Attendees were able to enhance their academic network and collaborate on research between Scottish academics and scholars from the China, Hong Kong, Europe and the UK.


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