China Symposium 2017: China’s New Model of Economic Growth

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies & Centre for Asian Business and Economics

China Symposium 2017

China’s new model of economic growth (2): Innovation and technological change

5.00pm-7.00pm, Wednesday 19 July 2017
Melbourne School of Design, Theatre B117, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Hosted by Professor Paul Jensen, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics

The China Symposium presents the latest research on the Chinese economy. In this year’s Symposium leading scholars and the World Bank’s Country Director for China will discuss China’s next transformation: How is China managing its economic transition through institutional reform, innovation and technological change? What fiscal and financial risks does the economy face? Is regional inequality being addressed? Join us for what will be a stimulating discussion.

Admission is free, but places are limited so registration is essential
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Panel 1: Update on China’s macroenconomic status
Professor Ross Garnaut AC, University of Melbourne (Chair)

  • Bert Hofman, The World Bank, China’s next transformation
  • Professor Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davis, Managing the economic slowdown during the transition to the new path of sustainable development
  • Professor Yiping Huang, Peking University, Innovations in the financial sector
  • Professor Christine Wong, University of Melbourne, Protecting against fiscal risks
  • Professor Yao Yang, Peking University and University of Melbourne Asia Scholar, Regional convergence of the economy

Panel 2: Innovation and Technological Change
Professor Ligang Song, Australian National University (Chair)

  • Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University, China’s transition to a more innovative economy
  • Dr Kejun Jiang, Energy Research Institute, Technological progress in developing renewable energies
  • Dr Xiaojing Zhang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Deepening institutional reform for China’s long term growth