Published on: 2014-11-13
HKUST IEMS co-sponsored a two-day symposium on Economic Governance in China and the Developing World on May 31st and June 1st at HKUST. The event also was supported by the Institute for Advanced Study as part of its Public Policy Series, the Division of Social Science, the School of Humanities and Social Science, and the Department of Economics. Prof. Albert Park, Director of HKUST IEMS and Prof. James Kung, the Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science, were the organizers.
The goal of the symposium was to provide a forum for in-depth discussion among leading thinkers on governance and economic development and leading researchers on China’s economic governance in order to better understand how different aspects of China’s economic governance system have contributed to China’s rapid growth, and to consider lessons, if any, for other developing countries. Leading economists and political scientists, both in China and abroad, gave in-depth talks on how government institutions and leadership have contributed to China’s economic development, the role of the state and state-owned enterprises in China’s economy, and issues related to democracy and corruption in China’s current political system. Distinguished speakers included Pranab Bardhan of the University of California at Berkeley, Daniel Treisman of UCLA, and Barry Naughton of UCSD.