Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
The Future of US-China Economic and Political Relations
In this round table, economists and political scientists take stock of the US-China relationship in light of a devastating health crisis and more than two years of intermittent trade war. Panelists will address the economic shock of Covid-19 in both countries and unpack what appear to be starkly different stimulus strategies. Looking forward, panelists will discuss key junctures in the bilateral relationship, including the ongoing trade war, an upcoming presidential election, as well as tensions over multilateral commitments and competition.
This event was organized by Devashish Mitra and Dimitar Gueorguiev for the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ Series on Trade, Development and Political Economy and the East Asia Program. This event is also sponsored by the Maxwell School’s Executive Education Programs, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, International Relations Program, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics and the Asian/Asian-American Studies Program.
Allen Carlson is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Chosen in 2005 to participate in the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program, he currently serves as Director of Cornell’s China and Asia Pacific Studies program. Carlson is currently researching on the issue of nontraditional security in China’s emerging relationship with the rest of the international system. His books on China include Contemporary Chinese Politics (coauthored with Mary Gallagher, Kenneth Lieberthal and Melanie Manion) and Unifying China, Integrating with the World. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University.
Jeffry Frieden is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. Frieden is the author of several books, the latest being Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy and Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the 20th Century. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of top scholarly journals and general-interest publications. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.
Mary E. Lovely is Professor of Economics and Eggers Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute. Her research interests are in international economics and China’s development. She has served as co-editor of the China Economic Review. Her work on international trade and the Chinese economy has been published in a wide variety of top scholarly journals and general-interest outlets. She has a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dimitar D. Gueorguiev is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. He specializes in Chinese politics. His work has been published in several top scholarly and general interest outlets. He recently co-authored a Cambridge University Press book on Chinese governance institutions entitled China’s Governance Puzzle. He is currently finalizing a book manuscript on non-democratic participation and information in Chinese decision-making. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California-San Diego.
Yingyi Ma is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian/Asian American Studies at Syracuse University. Professor Ma is a sociologist of education and migration. She is the co-editor of the award-winning volume, Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities. Her new book, Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education, was recently published by Columbia University Press. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University.
Devashish Mitra is Professor of Economics and Cramer Professor of Global Affairs at Syracuse University. He is co-editor of Economics and Politics and Indian Growth and Development Review and is/has been associate editor of several other journals. His research interests are in the political economy of trade policy and immigration, the impact of trade on productivity growth and labor market outcomes, and the Indian economy. His work has been published in top general-interest and field journals in Economics. He also writes opinion pieces in media outlets. He holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Trade, Development and Political Economy (TDPE), East Asia Program, Executive Education Programs, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, International Relations Program, Department of Political Science, Department of Economics and the Asian/Asian-American Studies Program.
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This event was published on April 29, 2020.