Past Event

China and the West: The Role of the State in Economic Growth

March 22, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Peking University Overseas Exchange Center, No. 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing

On March 22, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to the international conference -- China and the West: The Role of the State in Economic Growth.

Since the last Beijing conference in March 2018, China, the U.S., and the EU – have continued to go through major policy shifts. The aim of this conference is to examine the role of the state in China and the West to determine how the different growth strategies and national policies, including industrial policies, being pursued by these three major economic blocs are likely to evolve and develop on the world stage.

The conference is centered around the following thematic issues: 

  1. Trade, foreign investment, and intellectual property
  2. Industrial policies, innovation, new technologies, and entrepreneurship
  3. The future of global governance in light of the above themes
  4. The Future of Global Economic Relations: Lessons from China, the EU, the US and Beyond

The fourth session will be open to the public on March 22, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • Merit E. JANOW, Dean and Professor of Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Justin Yifu LIN, Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University
  • Pun Hoi YU, Chairman, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University and Co-founder, China and the West Dialogue
  • Jan SVEJNAR, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance and James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia SIPA
  • Patricia MOSSER, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA
  • Feng LU, Professor, Chair Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
  • Lan YANG, Chairperson, Sun Media Group (chair)


Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in English.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]