2nd Annual China Conference (October 2014)
OMAHA – Experts on U.S.-Chinese business relations will join faculty from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration (CBA) on Thursday, Oct. 2, to discuss the world’s second largest economy and what the future holds for its relationship with America.
The Second Annual China Conference, a one-day event hosted by the UNO CBA will be held at the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Auditorium in Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., in Omaha.
After 35 years of rapid economic growth, China has moved from a low-income to an upper-middle-income country. Faced with numerous economic and environmental challenges, the Chinese government has launched a new round of economic reforms. Conference speakers will discuss those reforms and their impact on trade and investment with the United States.
The event is free and open to the public with the first half of the day being more professionally focused and the second half being more academically focused.
Keynote speakers for this year’s event include Mindy Ruffalo, international business development director for the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership; Laurence Kotlikoff, professor economics at Boston University and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc.; and Shuanglin Lin, co-director of the China Studies program in the CBA at UNO.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a reception, followed by the following keynote addresses:
“Omaha and Other Nebraska Businesses in China” - Mindy Ruffalo.
“Will China Eat Our Lunch or Take us to Dinner” - Lawrence Kotlikoff.
“China’s Growth Potential and Forthcoming Fiscal Reforms” - Shaunglin Lin.
Following the keynote speeches, the conference will break for lunch before returning to hear from national experts from universities across the country:
“Demographics and Aggregate Household Savings in China, India, and Japan” - Steven Lugauer, Ph.D., Department of Economics at Notre Dame.
“Dynamics of China’s Urban System: An Analysis Based on Zipf and Gibrat Laws” - Dr. Shunfeng Song, Ph.D., Economics, University of Nevada at Reno.
“Mergers and Acquisitions in China: Who Benefits? “- Andrew Vivian, Ph.D., Accounting and Financial Management School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.