Brookings–Jinan China Microeconomic Policy Forum 2019
Production and Health Impacts of Environmental Externalities and Policies
The Brookings Institution and Jinan University are pleased to announce the start of the joint annual conference on applied microeconomics, which will be held at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University, Guangzhou on October 11-12, 2019.
Brookings–Jinan China Microeconomic Policy Forum 2019 will be marking the beginning of the newly launched cooperation between IESR and The Brookings Institution. It aims to facilitate closer ties between our research organizations and to promote research collaboration on a wide array of important topics within the field of applied microeconomics, including but not limited to environmental, urban, public, labor, trade, industrial, and transportation economics. The conference will consist of presentation and discussion of scholarly papers that will have important implications for public policy and will address issues that are relevant to the Chinese economy.
This year, the conference will focus on environmental and health topics.
Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) was founded at Jinan University in December 2015. Since then, IESR has played a leading role in economics education, research, public service, and international cooperation. Operating under the leadership of internationally renowned scholars, including Professor Shuaizhang Feng as Dean and Professor James Heckman as Chair of the Advisory Board, IESR currently has 42 full-time faculty members, many of whom are graduates of renowned institutions such as Yale University, University of Chicago, LSE, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. Research at IESR covers all major economic fields, and undergraduate and graduate students receive rigorous training in economics. The Institute runs a Survey Data Center for data collection and management, as well as a Center for Policy Research that adopts the motto Think globally, Act locallyfor policy analysis and evaluation.
The mission of the Institute is to advance policy-oriented economic and social research by addressing pressing social and economic issues in China. Our work is driven by the following objectives:
Developing China-based research programs in applied economics and other fields
Collecting original survey data related to China’s economic and social developmet
Building a leading Chinese think tank to inform and influence national policymaking
Guiding IESR students to become future leaders in economic and social research
Facilitating academic exchanges between scholars in China and abroad.
You can find Brookings-Jinan Conference 2019 Summary here.