Trading Across the Globe: an analysis of the political economy of China and Europe

Hosted by the European Institute

Old Theatre, Old Building


Dr Robert Basedow

Dr Robert Basedow

Professor DING Chun

Professor DING Chun

Dr YU Jie

Dr YU Jie

Dr Thomas Sampson

Dr Thomas Sampson


Professor Paul De Grauwe

Professor Paul De Grauwe

The US-China trade conflict opens new opportunities for the EU to position itself. Should it align itself with the US in forcing China to open up its markets? Or should the EU seek to intensify its economic cooperation with China so as to gain a competitive advantage? How should the EU react to Chinese bilateral agreements with EU-members in the framework of its Silk Road initiative?

These and other key trade issues between China and the European Union will be debated during this event, which marks the launch of the new LSE-Fudan Double Degree in the Global Political Economy of China and Europe.

Robert Basedow is Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, European Institute, LSE.

DING Chun is Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre for European Studies, Fudan University.

YU Jie (@Yu_JieC) is Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House.

Thomas Sampson is Associate Professor of Economics, LSE.

Paul De Grauwe (@pdegrauwe) is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

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