Fall 2011 EMBA Course

B7502-001: International Seminar China

Block Week 5

Instructor: Shang-Jin Wei

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This course can be viewed as the most significant case study of your EMBA education – the case of China. We will discuss how the Chinese economy gets to where it is – by managing three transitions simultaneously: from Marx to market, from an inward-looking Middle Kingdom to an externally-oriented world factory, and from farming to industrialization. We will also discuss factors that could influence the chance of success/failure of doing business in China, including local financial sector, exchange rate policy, corruption, and negotiation style.

Shang-Jin Wei

DirectorShang-Jin Wei has been Professor of Finance and Economics and N.T. Wang Chair in Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business since 2007. He is also Director for the National Bureau of Economic Research's Working Group on the Chinese Economy and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe). Before joining Columbia University, he had had the positions...

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