STANFORD—More than 300 scholars and government officials from around the world will attend the Shanghai Forum 2007 from May 25 to May 27 at China’s Fudan University. The international conference, cosponsored by the Hoover Institution, will provide a chance for academic discussion on the global economy and international issues.
“It is an exciting opportunity for the Hoover Institution to convene this conference,” said David Brady, deputy director of the Hoover Institution. Brady noted that China’s expansion in the global market is continuing to grow and that participants at the forum can learn how China can proceed with its economic reform to achieve a productive market economy.
Nobel laureate Michael Spence, a Hoover senior fellow and Stanford professor emeritus, will give the opening remarks at the conference. Other participants from the Hoover Institution include Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek and Research Fellows Margaret Raymond and Tai-Chun Kuo.
Yuan Zhigang, president of the College of Economics at Fudan University, has been quoted in China’s People’s Daily Online as saying that the Hoover Institution is one of the forum's most important partners around the world.
The theme of this year’s forum is "Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia: Energy, Currency, and Common Market.” Topics to be explored include the evolution of industrial structure and energy consumption in Asia; the determination of the renminbi’s exchange rate and monetary cooperation in Asia; and Asian economic integration and Asian competitiveness. The forum will include exchanges on the country’s economic development and cooperation between Asian countries with Chinese officials.