China in the Global Economy - Kiel-Göttingen-CEPR Conference

27 - 28 Jun 2024
10115 Berlin
Leibniz Association, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin

Today, China stands as the world’s foremost exporter and a significant global investor. The Belt and Road Initiative, spanning over 150 countries, underscores China’s expansive reach through a network of infrastructure development and investment projects. Notably, China’s economic landscape is marked by the substantial involvement of the state in economic activities, development planning, and economic diplomacy—a departure from the norms observed in Europe and the United States. This intertwining of economic and geopolitical interests positions China as a key player in the realm of geoeconomics, leveraging its economic prowess to advance strategic objectives on the global stage. While there exists a mutual interest between China and the “West” in upholding the multilateral, rules-based global economic order, concerns grow among businesses and policymakers regarding unfair competition and restricted access to the Chinese market. Despite China’s escalating economic prominence, research intensity on its role in the global economy trails behind.
The conference will serve as a nexus for leading scholars delving into China’s multifaceted role in the global economy. Our keynote speakers are Nancy Qian (James J O'Connor Professor of Economics at Kellogg, Northwestern University) and Wei Xiong (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University).

Call for Papers (via CEPR), Deadline: 7 April 2024

We are grateful for financial support by the Leibniz Association in the framework of the project “China in Africa: Exploring the Consequences for Economic and Social Development.”