2021 Annual Lecture Series

(Based on UTC+8, Beijing Time)

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  • Scott Rozelle holds the Helen Farnsworth Endowed Professorship at Stanford University and is Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies. For the past 30 years, he has worked on the economics of poverty reduction. Currently, his work on poverty has its focus on human capital, including issues of rural health, nutrition and education. For the past 20 year, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Peking University. In recent years Rozelle spends most of his time directing the Rural Education Action Project (REAP). In recognition of this work, Dr. Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards. Among them, he became a Yangtse Scholar (Changjiang Xuezhe) in Renmin University of China in 2008. In 2008 he also was awarded the Friendship Award by Premiere Wen Jiabao, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a foreigner.
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  • How Will the Rural Economy Support or Drag Down China's Future Growth?
  • English
  • Masahisa Fujita, a member of the Japan Academy and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, has been a major contributor to spatial economic theory during his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania and more recently at Kyoto University. Professor Fujita is the author or co-author of: Urban Economic Theory (Cambridge University Press, 1989), which remains to this day the most authoritative graduate textbook on urban economics; The Spatial Economy (1999, co-authored with Paul Krugman and A.J. Venables), which defines the field of new economic geography; Economics of Agglomeration (2002, 2013, co-authored with Jacques-F. Thisse) which represents the most comprehensive graduate textbook on urban-regional economics and spatial economics.
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  • Spatial Economics and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • English
  • Justin Yifu LIN is Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean ofInstitute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is Councillor of the State Council and a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference. He is the author of more than 20 books including Justin Yifu Lin on China's Economy, Beating the Odd: Jump-starting Developing Countries, Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, the Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy, Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, and Demystifying the Chinese Economy. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.
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  • The Miracle of China's Economic Development and the Century of Chinese Economists
  • Chinese
  • Shawn (Xiaoguang) Chen is an Assistant Professor of UWA. He obtained PhD degrees from London School of Economics (LSE) and Peking University. His research focuses on how tax and rent extraction affect productivity and inequality. He published papers in Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Tax Administration, Economic Letters, China Economic Review, Social Science in China (《中国社会科学》), Economic Research Journal (《经济研究》). His work received the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award, and Best Paper Award from the First Public Finance Forum of China.
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  • Why Does Tax Administration Increasingly Matter to Tax Reform in China?
  • English
  • Xi Chen is an associate professor of Health Policy and Economics at Yale University. He is a faculty fellow at the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies and the Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. His research endeavors focus on economics and public policies on population aging, and global health systems. Professor Chen consults for the United Nations. He is a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, fellow at the Global Labor Organization, Butler-Williams Scholar at National Institute on Aging, grant reviewer for the NSF and the NIH. Chen's work has been recognized through numerous awards, such as the Outstanding Dissertation of the AAEA, U.S. PEPPER Center Scholar Award, and the Kuznets Prize.
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  • The Economics of Cognitive Aging
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  • Graduate from the University of London, Fung Kwan is teaching economics at the University of Macau. His research is mainly on the labour market, agriculture, productivity & efficiency, and growth. He was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge UK and Brandeis University US, and a board member of the Chinese Economist Society (2008-2009). He is an advisor of the Economic Development Committee of the Macao SAR Government. Selected publication include "Surplus Agricultural Labour and Its Implications to China's Lewis Turning Point" China Economic Review 48:244-257, and "Labour Reallocation, Productivity Growth and Dualism in China" International Review of Economics and Finance 57: 198-210.
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  • Jiandong Chen, Professor in Economics of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Advisor of Policy Research Office of Sichuan Province Government; Experts of Public Finance and Economics Committee of Sichuan Provincial People's Congress. The new century outstanding talent support program of Ministry of education in 2012; Outstanding experts in Sichuan Province in 2015; Sichuan Province academic and technology leaders in 2018; Distinguished Professor of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in 2019. Over 100 papers (SSCI, SCI and CSSCI) have been published since 2009 (such as Scientific Data, Scientific reports, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Rural Studies, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Abacus, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews), some of them are ESI highly cited papers or hot papers.
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  • Satellite Data and its Application in the Field of Carbon Neutrality
  • Chinese