Tuesday 5 March 2013, 6.30 to 8.00pm, NAB 1.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr. Helmut Reisen, Chair: Prof. Danny Quah
Synopsis: China Bashing is back in fashion, not least for China´s development cooperation. Helmut Reisen will discuss the impact of China´s economic rise on poor countries over recent decades. Is China merely exploiting resource-rich countries; does it destroy the industrialisation perspectives of poor countries, notably through an undervalued currency; do its export credits push countries with low debt tolerance into debt overhang; and does its neglect of governance issues foster corruption in poor partner countries? Empirical evidence confronts these concerns and reveals: China is stimulating growth and reducing poverty in Africa and other poor regions.
Dr Helmut Reisen runs Berlin-based consulting firm Shifting Wealth and was former Head of Research at the OECD Development Centre. He is also an Associate Fellow at the German Development Institute and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Basel’.
Professor Danny Quah is Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Kuwait Professor of Economics and International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
NAB 1.04, New Academic Building, London School of Economics. Map.