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[Lecture] Incentives & Governance: China's Local Government

MAR . 01 2019
Title: Incentives & Governance: China's Local Government

: 15:00, March. 1, 2019, Friday

Venue: Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Speaker: Professor Zhou Li'an, Peking University

Abstract: Over the past 40 years, the Chinese economy has seen sustained economic growth. The Chinese government, especially local government, has played a key role in this process. How is China's growth connected to local-level governance structures and incentive mechanisms? How does local government implement industrial policies and promote economic development? With the start of a new semester upon us, Peking University's Belt & Road Institute has invited Professor ZHOU Li-an, Associate Dean of the Guanghua School of Management, as the next speaker in its "Understanding China and the Belt & Road" Lecture Series. Professor ZHOU will provide a political economic analysis of China's development by expounding the "Chinese characteristics" present in the local-levels of China's system.

Speaker's Bio: Zhou Li-An is a Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. Professor Zhou received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research interests include political economy, industrial organization, economic development, and Chinese economy. Professor Zhou has published papers in economics and management journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, and Strategic Management Journal. He is also the author of the book Incentives and Governance: China's Local Governments (Cengage Learning, 2010).

Peking University Belt & Road Institute Lecture Series: Understanding China and the Belt & Road
Peking University announced its new Belt and Road Institute on April 20, 2018. The Institute, rooted in Guanghua School of Management, will provide educational opportunities to future leaders for the new type of globalization, conduct research relevant to BRI projects, and serve as a platform for people-to-people exchange. Over the 2018-19 academic year, the Belt & Road Institute is organizing a series of lectures entitled “Understanding China and the Belt & Road” for local and international scholars alike, aiming at providing a platform for high-level analysis and critique from leading Chinese academics, industry professionals and commentators on what lies ahead for businesses as the global environment changes and boundaries shift. The lecture series was officially launched in October 2018 with its three previous events attracting hundreds of students and organizational representatives from over 40 countries. 

Edited by: Zhang Jiang

Source: Official Wechat, Guanghua School of Management