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China’s Economic Development & US-China Economic Relations Conference

 November 11th, 2016
City View Room, 7th Floor
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

The U.S.-China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy, and thus 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 and political relations.

This conference is hosted by the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University. For more of our research on China, please visit our webpage at

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8:00 – 8:50AM Coffee and Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00AM Welcome and Overview of the Conference

  • Stephen Smith, Director, Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU

9:00 – 11:00AM Panel 1: The Future of Trade Integration in the Asia Pacific

  • Jeff Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics, “Will the US Invest in or Divest from Asia-Pacific Economic Integration?”
  • Michael Plummer, JHU, “Megaregionalism in the Asia-Pacific and Options for Shared Chinese-US Leadership”
  • Jiandong Ju, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, “Huaxia Community: A FTA and a New Architecture for the Global Economic System”
  • Moderator: Steve Suranovic, George Washington University, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Director International Trade and Investment Policy Program


11:00 – 11:15AM Coffee Break


11:15 – 12:45PM Panel 2: The Internet in China’s Economy

12:45 – 2:00PM Lunch

2:00 – 3:30PM Panel 3: Trade, Migration, and Wage Premium in China

3:30 – 4:00PM: Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30PM  Panel 4: China‘s Macroeconomy, Urban Growth and Policy Analysis