SCCEI joins forces with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) to convene private roundtables comprised of social science experts who conduct data-intensive research into timely issues confronting China’s economy. Following the private roundtable discussion, ASPI issued a new report titled "China’s Common Prosperity Program: Causes, Challenges, and Implications," authored by ASPI’s Senior Fellow Guoguang Wu. The full report and a brief synopsis of the report are linked below.
MIT professor Yasheng Huang joined SCCEI for a conversation on the fundamentals of U.S.-China relations and shared his thoughts on how the U.S. can disrupt current bilateral tension and advocated for more data-based, factual, and analytical discussions on China.
CSIS Trustee Chair and SCCEI Collaborator Scott Kennedy and SCCEI Faculty Affiliate Yiqing Xu join the podcast Politics+Media 101 to discuss Russia-China relations and the possible implications the war in Ukraine will have on China-US relations.
"Big Data China" aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. On February 11, 2022, SCCEI and CSIS hosted their first Big Data China event, "A Liberal Silent Majority in China?" Curated highlights from the first feature of the collaboration are included below.
On the Sound of Economics Podcast Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Alicia García-Herrero and Scott Rozelle to talk about the impact of industrialization and automation are having on rural and low-income workers in China.
The Little Red Podcast interviewed FSI senior fellow and SCCEI co-director Scott Rozelle on their podcast to discuss whether common prosperity in China can trickle down to the countryside or not and how China's rural population came to be where they are today.
"By 2016, China had the world’s largest stock of operational robots. This was a massive increase from 2010, when it trailed Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. To learn why and how China is automating so rapidly, [Erin Slawson] spoke with Dr. Hongbin Li, Co-Director of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI)."
SCCEI’s new impact initiative, SCCEI China Briefs, was spotlighted in over 14 media sources on November 19, 2021. The media content called attention to SCCEI’s commitment to translating fact-based, data-intensive scholarly research on economic issues for a more general audience, as well as SCCEI's collaboration with AmCham South China.
Scott Rozelle introduces his recent publication, "Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health" in a blog post for the China Economic Review's official Wechat account to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
The SCCEI China Briefs are short features that translate top-quality academic research into evidence-based insights for those interested in China and U.S.-China relations. Released twice a month, the briefs will cover timely issues that inform policy and advance the public understanding of China and its role on the global stage.
During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has also rolled out new policies to shape manufacturing and infrastructure, and even household fertility and income distribution.
The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these policies that they’re doing are addressing the real underlying issues.” Rozelle says they need to invest in rural education so that workers can move into higher-skill jobs.
Author Anne Stevenson-Yang exposes the unseen rural China and states that "the best corrective to misunderstandings about this “invisible China” is a book that came out in 2020 and remains the most important book on China in a decade: Invisible China, by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell."
Hongbin Li's research finds that "In China, the college entrance exam score is predictive for both firm success and wage-job success in the future, yet higher-score individuals are less likely to create firms."