Seminars: China Economy

Term:  Spring 2021 (with occasional seminars in Fall 2020) 
Location:  via ZOOM
E-list:  to be added to the Zoom invite list, contact Jennifer at <>

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm. 
Time may be adjusted as needed to accommodate time zones.
- Day of week may vary as needed to accomodate speaker or audience. 

Description:  This seminar provides a forum for faculty, graduate students, and research fellows in economics and other fields to present and discuss research and scholarship on the economic and social transformation of China. The seminar will give special attention to the Covid19 pandemic, the environmental, technological, and social changes that are accompanying China's extraordinary economic development and to the links between Chinese and US economies. 
List Serve/Announcements:


Wed 10/2/20 SPEAKER: Caroline Wagner (Ohio State Univ) TITLE: "Consolidation in a Crisis: Patterns of International Collaboration in COVID-19 Research" (paper joint with Caroline V. Fry, Xiajing Cai, and Yi Zhang)
ABSTRACT: The COVID-19 global pandemic led scientists to turn their research agendas towards coronavirus related research. This paper seeks to understand whether a catastrophic and urgent event, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerates or reverses trends in international collaboration, especially in and between China and the United States. This early review shows that COVID-19 teams are smaller than those on coronavirus related research in the preceding period, and include fewer nations. The results reveal that the United States and China were, and continue to be, at the center of the global network in coronavirus related research, and continue their roles as the largest contributors to, and home to the main funders of, coronavirus related research during the global pandemic. An examination of the international collaborative activities of scientists based in these two countries documents that both nations increased their absolute levels of international collaboration following the outbreak and increased their collaboration with each other, but that they are partnering with fewer nations than in the preceding period. These findings suggest that the global COVID-19 pandemic shifted the structure of scientific teams, narrowing team membership and favoring elite structures. These findings raise further questions over the decisions that scientists face in the formation of teams to maximize a speed, skill trade-off. Policy implications are discussed.
BIO: OSU Glenn Close College of Public Affairs
ZOOM LINK:  to be sent to listServ

China Economy Seminar Files

CHEN-Tao_Seeing Is Behaving_Ec2342ppt_2Feb2019.pdf
Ec2342_schedule_TO POST_Spring 2017_1-18-17.docx
Ec2342_schedule_TO POST_Spring 2017_3-13-17-1.docx
Ec2342_schedule_TO POST_Spring 2017_3-13-17-2.docx
Ec2342_schedule_TO POST_Spring 2017_3-13-17.docx
Ec2342_schedule_TO POST_Spring 2018_2-27-18.pdf
Ec2342_schedule_TO-POST_Spring 2016_3-21-16.docx
Ec2342_schedule_TO-POST_Spring 2016_4-5-16.docx
Ec2342_schedule-TO-POST_Fall 2015_11-24-15.pdf
Ec2342_schedule-TO-POST_Spring 2016_4-13-16.docx
HALEGUA-Aaron_Legal Preemption in China_ec2342_25Oct2017.pdf
LIU-Meijun_2_Knowledge flow in China’s humanities and social sciences_ec2888r_22Nov2017.pdf
LU-Ming_Georgraphy vs Policy_11-9-16-1.pdf
QIAN-Xuechao_ABSTRACT_Educ Investment or Family Background - A Tale of Two Mechanisms in Intergenerational Mobility_3-23-16.pdf
ZAX-Jeff_18-Oct-2017_Interregional Inequality in Urban China_Sept16.pdf
ZHUGE-Liqun_9-20-17_Can Environmental Regulations Drive Firms Innovation_w-Matt-Higgins-and-RBFreeman.pdf