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Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

The future of U.S-China economic relations? A conversation with Justin Lin

Date & time

Oct 19, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Justin Lin returns to the University of Michigan as the 2016 LRCCS Distinguished Visitor. His visit is made possible by the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of Economics, and the Ross School of Business, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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About the event:

Join former World Bank Chief Economist Justin Lin and Ford School professor John Ciorciari for an in-depth conversation on the future of Sino-U.S. economic relations. The speakers will discuss the state of the Chinese economy, China’s evolving role in global markets, how the U.S. economy factors into China’s economic outlook, and how the two states can navigate sensitive macroeconomic issues.

From the speakers' bio:

Justin Yifu Lin is Director, Center for New Structural Economics; Dean, Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development; and honorary dean, National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director of the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University. He is the author of 23 books including Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, Demystifying the Chinese Economy, and New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

John Ciorciari is associate professor of public policy and director of the International Policy Center. His interests include international law, politics, and international finance. His current research projects focus primarily on the Asia-Pacific region, and examine foreign policy strategies, human rights, and the reform of international economic institutions. He has served as a National Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and as a Shorenstein Fellow at the university's Asia-Pacific Research Center. From 2004-07, he served as a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs. Since 1999, he has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes historical memory and justice for the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime.