The 4th Global China Research Programme Working Seminar: Globalization and Inequality: What We Can Learn from China

By Prof. Liugang Sheng | 9 December 2016 | The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Dr Cheung-kwok Law, Senior Research Fellow of the GCR, moderated the 4th Global China Research Working Seminar.

Prof. Liugang Sheng is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Economics. His research interests cover international trade, international macroeconomics, and economic development. His papers have been published in (or accepted by) many reputable international and Chinese journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

The seminar focused on the rise of China in the global market, and on the country’s role in global production sharing. In his presentation, Prof. Sheng discussed the subject of how institutional reforms in China have helped the country to become the “world’s factory”. He also examined the consequences of globalization on wage inequality, particularly on the relative returns to skilled workers.

Fifteen scholars, researchers, and students attended the seminar. Prof. Sheng had a fruitful interaction with the participants.