Prof. Wagner is going to be Keynote Speaker in Helsinki  

On the 22nd of March Prof. Wagner will attend, at invitation of the European Central Bank (ECB), the annual workshop of the China Expert Network (CEN) in Helsinki, Finland as the Keynote Speaker. The CEN is a network of experts on economic questions of China that contains members of the 28 national central banks in europe, the IMF, the OECD, the BIS and the Chinese and American central banks. The talk held by Prof. Wagner will be titled: „Growth impact of structural change and the danger of an MIT in China“.

Prof. Wagner and Linda Glawe presented their current research in the USA

From 3rd – 11th of January Prof. Wagner and Linda Glawe presented their current research in the USA. They presented their new paper “A Stylized Model of China’s Growth Since 1978” at the 2018 ASSA Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (the program is available here). Furthermore, Prof. Wagner held, on invitation, a workshop at the IMF in Washington, D.C. about “China and the Middle-Income Trap” where he and Miss Glawe presented their latest papers and research results.

Prof. Dr. Wagner was honored by the FernUniversität in Hagen

Due to his 40th-year jubilee in the public service , Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner was honored by Prof. Dr. Ada Pellert, the rector of the Fernuniversität in Hagen. Prof. Dr. Pellert especially emphasized Prof. Wagner’s value for the FernUniversität as an internationally highly recognized researcher. In 1976, he earned his doctoral degree at the University of Regensburg. In 1982 he took the position of a full professor at an university in Hamburg. Since 1995 he is full professor and chair holder of macroeconomics at the Fernuniversität Hagen, moreover he is the head of the macroeconomic section in the institute  “Hagener Managementstudien” and head of the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS).

Particularly Prof. Dr. Wagner’s remarkable international cooperation and his numerous, worldwide research trips were highlighted by Prof. Dr. Pellert. Besides of regular invitations by the International Monetary Fund, he has hold numerous visiting positions at other renowned institutions such as Princeton University, MIT, US Fed or the Bank of Japan. Prof. Dr. Pellert considers Prof. Dr. Wagner as a role model for other researchers because of his great number of international contacts.

If you want to read the full article in German, you can find it here.

Prof. Wagner (r) ist honored by Prof. Pellert (l) (Source: FernUniversität in Hagen)

CEAMeS updated its conference section

We updated the conference section of our website and added six conferences (you can find them here). They all deal with East-Asian topics in one way or another, and take place in 2018. Following the corresponding link beneath each conference, you will reach the associated conference homepage. There you can find all useful information, such as deadlines, registration information or preliminary programs.

Paper by Linda Glawe and Prof. Wagner published on VoxChina

The paper “China Caught in the ‘Middle-Income Trap’?” was recently published on VoxChina. You can find a PDF version of the article here: PDF

VoxChina (accesible under:  is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit platform initiated by a group of experienced and accomplished economists. The mission of VoxChina is to be the bridge on economic issues between China and the rest of the world by providing informed analysis on the state of the Chinese economy and insights for reform challenges facing China today, and by analyzing the impact of the development in the rest of the world economies on China.

The founding institutional sponsors of VoxChina include the Bendheim Center of Finance (Princeton University), the Department of Economics (University of Pennsylvania), the School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua University), the Shenzhen Finance Institute (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen) and the Guanghua School of Management (Peking University).

CEAMeS team member Linda Glawe attended two international conferences

Linda Glawe, team member of the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies, attended the 11th International Conference on the Chinese Economy: “The ‘new normal growth’ and the future of the China’s economy” in Clermont-Ferrand (France) from the 19th to 20th October 2017 where she presented her Asian Development Bank Institute Working Paper “The People’s Republic of China in the Middle-Income Trap?”, jointly written with Prof. Helmut Wagner. She also attended the Third International Forum on the “New Silk Road” and Sino-European Cooperation in Duisburg (Germany) from the 8th to 9th November 2017.

Press Review – The 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

It was the event that cached the most attention around the globe in the last days. The 19th Congress of the Communist Party has come to an end and the current President of the People’s Republic Xi Jinping has laid the foundation for a long reign. In the following section you can find press articles that summarize the results of the congress in China.


The Economist

The Economist II

The New York Times

The Washington Post

The Wallstreet Journal

The Guardian I

The Guardian II

The Independent I

The Independent II


China’s 19th Communist Party Congress began

Today the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party has begun in Beijing. With just one meeting in five years the encounter of the leaders of the world’s biggest economy is not just import for China but for the whole world. It is the first time that Xi Jinping, the current General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China, is the chairman of the one week long congress. In his over three hour long opening-speech he heralded a new era in the history of China. He proclaimed that China has “[…] taken a driver seat in international cooperation […]” and emphasized that no country alone can face the challenges of mankind and can afford to “retreat into self-isolation”. Further, he addressed to the problems of corruption, that he called the greatest threat to the party’s survival, and the global challenge of climate change.

This year’s congress, as it goes on, is kind of unusual because a huge number of party officials are going to retire and therefor need to be replaced. All new and important information according to the 19th congress will be presented at the CEAMeS homepage during the next week.

Linda Glawe attended the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Science

Linda Glawe, researcher at the Department of Macroeconomics and at the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS) participated in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Science in Lindau from the 22nd to 26th August 2017. She is one of the 350 young economists from 66 countries that have successfully undergone a multi-stage, international selection process and qualified for the meeting. Central topics of the Lindau Meeting included social inequality, new conditions for monetary and fiscal policy as well as contract and organisational theory. Besides the lectures of the 17 Nobel laureates, the program also included several panel discussions and seminars which offered the opportunity for inspiring and interesting discussions with the laureates. For Linda Glawe, it was an especially great pleasure to talk to Professor Christopher Pissarides about her current research.

6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 23.08.2017 – 26.08.2017, Lindau, Germany, Picture/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Linda Glawe and Professor Christopher Pissarides

Glawe’s and Wagner’s paper republished as an ADBI working paper

Under the new title “The People’s Republic of China in the Middle-Income Trap?” the paper from Linda Glawe and Prof. Helmut Wagner was republished as a part of the working paper series of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). You can find the paper by clicking here.

The paper was originally published as a CEAMeS working paper under the title “China in the Middle-Income Trap?”. You can also find the paper in the CEAMeS working paper series (click here).

Prof. Helmut Wagner and Linda Glawe were at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg

Prof. Helmut Wagner and Linda Glawe were at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg on June 17-19, 2017, and presented their three papers. Prof. Wagner presented his new paper “On the (non)sustainability of China’s development strategies- Are China’s Development Strategies Sustainable?”, and Linda Glawe presented two joint papers with Prof. Wagner on “A Stylized Model of China’s Growth Since 1978” and on “China in the Middle-Income Trap?” (which just came out as the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper No. 749). Prof. Wagner also was the chair of a session on “Prospects for Growth of the Chinese Economy”.