Yao to lecture on understanding China’s economic growth

Yao Yang, dean of the National School of Development and director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University in Beijing, will deliver a free public lecture on Understanding the Political Economy of China’s Economic Growth on Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

Yao Yang
Yao Yang

Yao, who earned his Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics at UW-Madison in 1996, will discuss his recent research into what he refers to as “the Chinese system of selectocracy” and how this has influenced China’s economic growth.

The lecture will held on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m., in Memorial Union’s Tripp Commons, as the third installment of the “Red Cap” series on China and Global Economics. Ian Coxhead, professor and chair of the UW-Madison’s Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, will introduce the speaker.

The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative (WCI), the Division of International Studies, and the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. The first 200 attendees will receive a free WCI cap.

Yao Yang’s research interests include economic transition and development in China. He has published widely in international and domestic journals as well as several sole authored and coauthored books on institutional economics and economic development in China including Ownership Transformation in China (co-author, World Bank, 2005), Globalization and Economic Growth in China (co-editor, World Scientific, 2006), and CSR and Competitiveness in China (co-author, Foreign Languages Press, 2009).

For more information, contact Laurie Dennis of the Wisconsin China Initiative, ldennis@international.wisc.edu; (608) 265-6640.