IBSS leads debate on Asian Pacific Economies

SUZHOU, China, May 12, 2014 / PRNewswire — International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) concluded its second annual international seminar on Asian and Pacific Economies, on 9th and 10th May.

Professor Sarah Dixon, Dean of IBSS, welcomed everyone to XJTLU and gave the guests background into the University and its unique Business School. “Even though we’re a new institution we’re beginning to build history: economics history,” Professor Dixon explained. “These seminars and workshops help us build our strength in research and this, in turn, helps with our mission to become one of the top business schools worldwide and to contribute to society through our education, research and business engagement.”

Dr. Nimesh Salike, Head of Economics Group at IBSS, then invited the guests to discuss key economic issues affecting the Asia Pacific region today such as Financial Policy, Theoretical Modelling, Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and Social Welfare.

More than eleven academic papers were presented on the first day including presentations from professors from the University of Liverpool (UoL) and the University of Sheffield in the UK, the National University of Singapore, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China.

The second day began with a discussion on the issues of Asia Pacific Economies from a specifically Chinese standpoint and covered issues ranging from cooperative behaviour in Rural China, to a comparison of links between innovative ecosystems and industry-academia collaboration between the UK and China.

IBSS Associate Professor, Ronald Schramm explained that “too much of the news relates to disputes in the Asia Pacific community. In this forum we get a real time analysis of what is happening and will happen on the ground from some of the world’s top academic scholars on Asia Pacific cooperation and integration.”

Dr. Salike chaired the afternoon’s session which included a discussion on economics in International Studies with professors from the University of Tsukuba and the International Christian University of Japan who presented papers on territorial disputes and trade and diplomacy.

Dr. Paulo Regis, seminar co-organiser and IBSS Associate Professor, concluded the seminars with an investigation into Financial Regulation with Peter Morgan from the Asian Development Bank Institute in Japan, and a discussion on Further Empirical Evidence on Loss Aversion.

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SOURCE:  Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University