The Future of Inequality in China
Sixth Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Lecture Featuring Carl Riskin, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York
Thursday, May 07, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Reception: 6 - 7 pm
UC Irvine Student Center, Doheny Beach B
Lecture: 7- 8:30 PM
UC Irvine Student Center, Doheny Beach A
Please RSVP by May 1 to Sandra Cushman, email@example.com or 949-824-3344
Distinguished Professor of Economics
Queens College, City University of New York
Carl Riskin received his B.A from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from the University of Califormia at Berkeley. He taught at Columbia University before going to Queens College. His research interests include the modern economic history of China, the economics of development and environmental economics. In recent years, he has focused on contemporary social development problems in China, including poverty reduction and the growth of income inequality. In addition to his academic work, he has consulted for the United Nations Development Programme in China and elsewhere.
"The Future of Inequality in China"
In two decades, China has gone from a relatively egalitarian country to one of the most unequal in its region. In his lecture, Dr. Riskin will address how China has recently shown signs of curtailing its "retreat from equality" and adopting a more balanced model of development. He will address the impediments to implementing such a change and the uncertainties with the current sharp global recession.