First CEAMeS Workshop on „Macroeconomic Development and Trade in East Asia”

The first CEAMeS Workshop on „Macroeconomic Development and Trade in East Asia” took place from May 11th until the 13th at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. After the welcoming-words of Prof. Dr. Ada Pellert, the rector of the FernUniversität in Hagen, and Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner, head of the CEAMeS Center at the FernUniversität in Hagen, a series of speeches focusing on the macroeconomic development in East Asia (mostly China) were given. Alongside the presentations of three researchers from the hosting FernUniversität in Hagen, international guests from five different countries presented the results of their recent research activities

Prof. Dr. Ada Pellert (right) during her welcoming speech (Source: FernUniversität in Hagen, media office).

Intensive conversations and discussions took the center stage of this first meeting in Hagen, whose intention was that the different research fellows of the “Center for East Asia Macro-economic studies” got to know each other personally. “The two-day workshop was received very well by the audience and especially our guests from China were enthusiastic about future collaborations with our center!”, as Prof. Wagner summarized the weekend at the campus.

One highlight of the conference was the keynote-speech given by Dr. Markus Rodlauer, deputy director at the International Monetary Fund, who was on his way to an international summit about the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing. He discussed China’s current economic situation and presented an outlook for the nearby future (for more information click here).

A vital part of the meeting was the delegation of the “Center for Macroeconomic Research” from the Xiamen University in China. At the end of the workshop the head of this delegation, Prof. Wenpu Li, praised the great organization and announced that the second workshop is planned to be held in China, in spring 2018. At this point the event should be opened for further researchers from China and Japan. “I think this invitation shows the close relation we have to our research fellows in China and is a sign for the high regards we received during our workshop.” Prof. Schmerer, who founded CEAMeS together with Prof. Wagner, added: “This will be a great opportunity for us to sharpen our international reputation.”


Group picture from the first CEAMeS Workshop (Source: FernUniversität in Hagen, media office).

You can find a short abstract of each speech that was given during the workshop by clicking here.

Professor Wagner and Linda Glawe have been invited to an ADBI – Workshop in Kobe, Japan

Professor Wagner and Linda Glawe will (on invitation) attend the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)-workshop on “Middle-Income Trap in Asia” in Kobe (Japan) on 12-13 December. They have been invited to present their joint paper “China in the Middle-Income Trap?”. This paper will come out as an ADBI Working Paper and subsequently in an ADBI book volume in 2017.

Professor Schmerer has been invited to Nottingham University in Ningbo, China and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Prof. Schmerer has attended (on invitation) the conference “China and the Deglobalising World Economy” at the Nottingham University in Ningbo (China) from 4th -5th November 2016 and later presented at the SUFE (The School of Economics of SUFE) workshop on 11th November 2016.

GEP conference Ningbo:

SUFE Workshop:

Professor Wagner gave an interview on “Made in China 2025” to the Wall Street Journal

Professor Wagner gave an interview concerning the discussion on the topic of “Made in China 2025” to the Wall Street Journal.
He was interviewed by the former Wall Street editor Catherine Bolgar. The interview called “Made in China 2025” has been published in October in the Wall Street Journal and can as well be found at Dassault’s blog, see the link:

Guest Lecture by Dr. Donghyun Park from the Asian Development Bank at the Center for East Asia Macro-economic Studies

We are pleased to announce that this month Dr. Donghyun Park from the Asian Development Bank visited the Center for East Asia Macro-economic Studies (CEAMeS) at the University of Hagen in October 2016. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including the middle-income trap, service sector development, as well as financial sector development. Dr. Park plays a leading role in the production of Asian Development Outlook, ADB’s flagship annual publication. The topic of Dr. Park’s presentation was “Asia´s Economic Outlook and Global Impact of China´s Slowdown”.

The presentation took place on 24 October 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the University of Hagen, KSW Building, Second Floor, Room 4+5.

CEAMeS Announcement

Our new Research Center CEAMeS has been founded by the end of April and is being funded since September 2016.
We have established a CEAMeS Discussion Paper Series in which all our Research Associates/Fellows are invited to publish their new work. We have already published four Discussion Papers since May. (see Publications).
We plan to organize regular CEAMeS workshops. The first one is scheduled for May 2017. Further information will be available on the CEAMeS website soon.
We will gather and provide information on a continuous basis about new publications and upcoming conferences / workshops on East Asia on our CEAMeS website.