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Call for papers: East Asia Forum: Economic (Dis)integration

7 January 2019

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June 14, 2019, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London UK.

This workshop will provide a forum to explore the economic issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of greater interconnection and isolation, which are shaping the world economy. We will consider key questions such as, is the current trade dispute between China and the US the beginning of a new era of de-globalisation? Alternatively, will the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative promote the greater interconnections via infrastructure development and reduced trade costs?

The aim of this forum is to bring together scholars from all fields related to international economics focusing on drivers and consequences of trade between China and the rest of the world. We welcome scholars to submit proposals related to the following topics:

  • Impact of trade policy on emerging and developed economies
  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • Trade wars
  • Trade institutions
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Trade costs
  • Political economy of trade policy

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kerry Brown, King’s College, University of London

Please submit your paper proposals until February 28, 2019 by email to [email protected].

Submissions should be including a full paper or an extended abstract of the presentation, all names of the authors, their affiliations and contact details. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 15, 2019.

There is no charge to attend the workshop. The workshop organizers will cover meals and refreshments. Participants will be required to pay for their own travel and accommodation. Further details will be included in letter of acceptance.

Jointly organised by University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Institute of East Asian Studies, and FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, CEAMeS and University of Westminster, London, UK, Contemporary China Centre (CCC).

Scientific Committee: Dr Karen Jackson, Professor Dr Yuan Li, and Professor Dr Hans-Jörg Schmerer

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