Understand China's Outward Foreign Direct Investments

Escaping the Dollar Trap

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:00

Since 2007, the world has seen a dramatic rise of China's outward foreign direct investments (or OFDIs).  What's behind such surge?  How China's OFDI differs from other countries?  Was it politically motivated as claimed by the popular media?  And how is the investment related to China's domestic structural reforms, and connected to the epic housing bubble in the US and the aftermath of its burst?  Is this a temporary phenomenon or a secular shift?  This talk will help you decipher the myths behind China's OFDIs, and shed lights on the intriguing questions raised above.

About the speaker:
Paul Deng is an assistant professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School. He specializes in economic growth, international finance, and asset bubbles.  Over the past few years, he has written about China's foreign direct investments, productivity convergence and the prospect of China's catching-up with the US. His most recent work is on Chinese housing bubble, and how the burst of the bubble will likely impact on China's long-term growth trajectory.  He joined faculty of department of economics in 2009 after obtaining his Ph.D. degree from Brandeis University, where he remains an international fellow at its Asia-Pacific Center.  He is also affiliated with the Asia Research Center at CBS.  Link to his CV is at: http://www.pauldeng.com/CV_PAUL_DENG.pdf

This lecture is free of charge. Please sign up before the lecture using the link below (last day for registration is September 24):

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Date: Wednesday 25, September 2013

Time: 17:30 - 19:00


Dalgas Have 15, Room: DSØ 052

2000 Frederiksberg

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