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China Update 2019

THE CHINESE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: VIEWS FROM YOUNG ECONOMISTS

Hosted by the China Economy Program
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2019
Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

2019 China Update Book Launch

On Thursday 11th July at University House, ANU, the China Economy Program will launch the 2019 China Update Book: -  THE CHINESE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: VIEWS FROM YOUNG ECONOMISTS edited by Professor Ligang Song, Dr Yixiao Zhou and Dr Luke Hurst, the 19th volume in the China Update book series, provides an opportunity for young economists to share their views on various issues relating to the Chinese economic transformation. More than half of the contributors to this book are female scholars. Some of the contributors are rising stars in the studies of the Chinese economy and economic transition, and some only recently received their PhDs and are on their way to establishing themselves in the field of China studies. But they have one thing in common: to passionately observe, study and research on what is going on in the Chinese economic transformation during the reform period; and, by so doing, make contributions to the policy debates on and general understanding of the Chinese economy.

The chapters in this volume include an in-depth probe into challenges in capital and credit allocation due to financial friction and policy distortions; investigating the causes of growth slow-down in China and suitable policy responses; the evolution of the household registration system and its impact on off-farm employment and the integration of rural and urban labour markets; the growth, scale and characteristics of nonstandard employment; the development of rural e-commerce and its economic impact; innovation performance of listed enterprises in China; financial services liberalisation and its impact on firms’ performance; financing support schemes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the effect on banks’ credit allocation to SMEs; the potential costs of US–China trade conflict and ways to mitigate them; gender income gap in China’s labour market; causes of blockage of Chinese overseas direct investment and strategies to reduce the probability of encountering obstacles; and the role of state capital in iron ore boom in Australia.

The great variety of topics in this year’s Update allows readers to understand the current shape of the Chinese economy and to think deeply about policies and necessary reforms for future growth and development.

Date: Thursday 11th July
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Common Room, University House, The Australian National University
Registration Fees: Free
Covers attendance and light refreshments

Registration is essential; this event is capped at 150 participants.

E-Book publications of the China Update series available at ANU Press.

Register now

2019 China Update

On the 12th July 2019, the China Economy Program will present the 19th annual China Update. At this annual event, leading academics, policy makers and government representatives discuss the latest research on the Chinese economy. Over the years, the China Update has cemented its status as Australia's premier forum for in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy.

The 2019 China Update will coincide with the launch THE CHINESE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: VIEWS FROM YOUNG ECONOMISTS, edited by Ligang Song, Yixiao Zhou and Luke Hurst. The book is published by ANU Press and is available free online from Thursday 11th July 2018.

This year’s event includes a keynote address from Columbia University’s Professor Shang-Jin Wei Columbia University, former Chief Economist for the Asia Development Bank, an expert panel chaired by ANU Professor Peter Drysdale on the ongoing impact of the US-China Trade Dispute and a closing panel discussion on the outlook of the Chinese economy chaired by ANU Professor Ligang Song. In a series of sessions over the day, rising stars in the study of the Chinese economy will join established experts to explore topics as diverse as financial reform, new sources of economic growth, labour issues and the economic role of the state vs. the market in China.

Speakers include: Professor Liqing Zhang (Central University of Finance and Economics), Dr Sherry Tao Kong (Peking University), Dr Jiao Wang (University of Melbourne), Dr Jane Golley (ANU), Dr Yu Sheng (Peking University), Dr Luke Hurst (Asialink Business), Dr Xiao He (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Dr Yixiao Zhou (ANU), Chen Chen (BHP), Dr Laura Guiying Wu (Nanyang Technological University), Dr Wang Yongjie (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Dr Zhang Yan (Central University of Finance and Economics), Dr Gou Qin (Central University of Finance and Economics), with more participants to be announced..

Full conference program is forthcoming.

Date: Friday 12th July
Time: 8:30am-5.15pm
Venue: Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Registration Fees: Free
Covers conference attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

Registration is essential; filling early annually – please note this event is capped at 200 participants.

Free E-Book publications of the entire China Update series available at ANU Press.

Register now

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