Friday, 23 May 2014

China's Great Convergence and Beyond

WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)

What are the factors driving China’s development process? A recent wave of economic research has studied the transformation of China from a poor country in the 1970s to a middle-income economy today. Fabrizio Zilibotti provides a historical account of China’s rise, fall, and resurgence. He discusses the stylized facts associated with China’s growth process and reviews a comprehensive theory of its economic transition, and he reviews some recent studies about technological and politico-economic factors that may foster or hinder its future economic performance.

Fabrizio Zilibotti is Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the UBS Int. Center of Economics in Society and currently holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

Mattias Kumm (WZB)
Wolfgang Merkel (WZB)

Dorothea Kübler (WZB)