Institute for International Economic Policy

The 5th Annual "G2 at GW" conference was held on
October 12, 2012.
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G2 at GW: 4th Annual Conference on China's Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations

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Made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor

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. For the last three conferences (2009, 2010, and 2011) we created a follow-up online "virtual conference volume".

Speakers at the first four conferences include Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University, Beijing), Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia Univ.), Lu Ming (Fudan Univ., Shanghai), ZhongXiang Zhang (East-West Center), Peter Yu (Drake), Huang Yasheng (MIT), Li Xuan (FAO), C. Fred Bergsten (Peterson), Loren Brandt (Toronto), Kenneth Lieberthal (Brookings), Zhang Xiaobo (IFPRI), Feng Tian (Chinese Academy for Social Sciences), Meng Lingsheng (Tsinghua), Gao Fei (China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)), Harry Harding (Virginia), Lixin Colin Xu (World Bank), Zhu Caihua (CFAU), Warwick McKibbin (Australian National Univ., and Eswar Prasad (Brookings).

Next year's G2 at GW conference will take place on 10-12-2012. The research and policy analysis presented at the first five G2 at GW conferences together form the basis of a planned IIEP volume, to be edited by Professors Michael Moore and Stephen C. Smith.

Friday, September 23, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lindner Commons, Suite 602
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW

Continental breakfast at 8:00 AM

9-9:10 AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference

9:15-10:30 AM Economic Transformation in China
Panelists:

Hongbin Li, "China's Evolving Labor Market," Tsinghua University - China's Evolving Labor MarketP D F icon
Lu Ming, "Geography and Politics: Why Is Economic Transformation Hard?" Fudan University and Harvard University - Geography and Politics: Why Economics Transformation is Hard in ChinaP D F icon
Xiaobo Zhang, "Local Industrial Policy and Cluster Development in China," IFPRI - Local Industrial Policy and Cluster Development in China:The Evolution of Anding Potato ClusterP D F icon

10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Climate Change, Multilateral Trade, and International Financial Rules
Panelists:

Zhang ZhongXiang, "Assessing China's Carbon Intensity Pledge for 2020: Stringency and Credibility Issues," East-West Center - Background Paper 1, Background Paper 2 and PPTP D F icon
Shang-Jin Wei, "Trade Reforms and Current Account Imbalances: When Can the Common Sense Be Wrong?" Columbia University - Trade Reforms and Current Account ImbalancesP D F icon
Tim Punke, "The US-China Relationship - Redefining the Terms," Monument Policy Group
Michael Moore, "US-China Trade Rules: What Happens After the Doha Collapse?" George Washington University - U.S.-China Trade Rules: What Happens After the Doha CollapseP D F icon

12:15-1:15 PM Lunch Break

1:15-2:30 PM US and Chinese Policies Towards Intellectual Property Rights
Panelists:

Peter Yu, "Toward a New U.S.-China Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategy," Drake University - Background PaperP D F icon
Susan Sell, "Intellectual Property Rights in China," George Washington University - China and Intellectual PropertyP D F icon
Li Xuan, "TRIPS Flexibilities on IP Enforcement," Food and Agricultural Organization - TRIPS Flexibilities on IP Enforcement -- From Economic and Legal PerspectivesP D F icon

2:30-2:45 PM Coffee Break

2:45-4:00 PM Macro topics: Exchange Rates, Economic Growth, and Imbalances
Panelists:

Bruce Reynolds, "Rule-making in the International Financial System - China's Growing Participation in Global Governance," University of Virginia - China's Participation in Global Governance: Choosing an Exchange Rate RegimeP D F icon
Tara Sinclair, "What Can We Learn from the Chinese Macroeconomic Data?" George Washington University - Background Paper and PPTP D F icon
Jiawen Yang, "U.S. and China Policy Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis," George Washington University - China's Policy Responses to the 2008 Financial CrisisP D F icon

Sponsored by the Institute for International Economic Policy and co-sponsored by the GW-Center for International Business Education and Research

Third Annual G2 at GW: Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations and China's Economic Development

Second Annual G2 at GW: Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations and China's Economic Development

First Annual G2 at GW: Conference on US-China Economic Relations and China's Economic Development

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

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