Research & Service Outreach
Promoting research and scholarly activities on various aspects of the Chinese economy
With the support of a CBA Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) and University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA), China Studies Program faculty Dr. Jinlan Ni visited the host university Jinan University (JNU) at Guangzhou City Guangdong Province China in summer 2015 and visited again during the thanksgiving break with the additional support of JNU travel funding.
Dr. Ni successfully completed two research papers with co-authors in China. She presented one working paper at JNU on November 25, 2015, and on the 7th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets on December 11-12, 2015 in Beijing. She presented another working paper at World Congress Comparative Economics Conference in Rome on June 29, 2015, and a UNO CBA brown bag on October 14, 2015.
During the visit to JNU, Dr. Ni worked for a potential joint program between the College of Business Administration and College of Economics at the host university JNU in China. Under her introduction, the associate dean of the College of Economics Dr. Dexue Liu invited UNO Vice Chancellor Dr. Scott Snyder to visit JNU on November 10, 2015. Dr. Snyder visited the university museum of JNU and discussed potential exchange program between two universities.
During the conference in Beijing in December2015, Dr. Ni, as the regent chair of Chinese Economist Society (CES), launched a CES China office hosted by National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University after more than one year preparation. Before her term as the regent chair of CES, Dr. Ni was the CES president and organized several China-related conferences, including the CES North-American Conference at Purdue University, West Lafayette, March 14-15, 2014, the 5th CES presidential forum and its annual conference at Jinan University, Guangzhou, June 13-16, 2014. Three Nobel Laureates and many other distinguished economists attended the conferences.