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Spring Henry George Seminar Set for April 9

University of Chicago professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ph.D., an expert on economic growth and development, will discuss “Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics.” at The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Seminar on Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.
March 27, 2018

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ph.D., a widely-respected scholar and economist, will deliver The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Seminar on Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

Dr. Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will present “Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics.” The lecture, which is free of charge and open to the public, will examine China’s version of capitalism as the catalyst for the nation’s fast-growing economy over the past two decades.

Dr. Hsieh, who conducts research on growth and development, has published several papers in top economic journals, including “The Life-Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico,” in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; “Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India,” in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; “Relative Prices and Relative Prosperity,” in the American Economic Review; “Can Free Entry be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry,” in the Journal of Political Economy; and “What Explains the Industrial Revolution in East Asia? Evidence from the Factor Markets,” in the American Economic Review.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis; as well as the World Bank’s Development Economics Group and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan. He is a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a senior fellow at the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development and a member of the Steering Group of the International Growth Center in London.

Dr. Hsieh, an elected member of Academia Sinica, is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and the Sun Ye-Fang award for research on the Chinese economy.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

The spring Henry George Seminar is presented by the University’s Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics. It was named in honor of the 19th century American economist and social reformer. The lecture series is supported financially by a grant from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

For more information on the lecture, contact the University’s Economics Department at 570-941-4048 or by email at janice.mecadon@scranton.edu

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