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Remaking the University and Economy in China – 4/8/24

The Symposium on “Remaking the University and Economy in China,” sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell, features two distinguished speakers: John E. Hopcroft and Justin Yifu Lin. Hopcroft, a theoretical computer scientist and former Dean of Cornell’s Engineering School, with 30 years of experience in China, focuses on his work in reforming higher education in China, reflecting on successes and challenges. Lin, Professor of Economics at Peking University and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, explores China’s modernization, analyzing its implications for economics and offering insights for other developing nations.

Remaking the University and Economy in China

Remaking the University and Economy in China Symposium

The Center for the Study of Economy and Society is hosting a Symposium on “Remaking the University and Economy in China” on Monday, April 8th at Cornell University beginning at 4:00 pm. Videos of the presentations will be shared on our YouTube channel the following week.  A list of the participants can be found below:

Introduction

  • Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Economic Sociology, and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Presenters

  • John Edward Hopcroft, Joseph C. Ford Professor of Computer Science Emeritus and former Joseph Sibert Dean of Engineering, Cornell University, A.M. Turing Award (1986), National Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Justing Yifu Lin, Professor of Economics, Peking University; Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012; China’s State Council Counsellor, 2013 to present.
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“[T]he challenge is to specify and explicate the social mechanisms determining the relationship between the informal social organization of close-knit groups and the formal rules of institutional structures.”— Victor Nee