Zhao Zhongxiu, professor of economics and vice president of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, will give a lecture on China’s progression May 2. His address, “Is China’s Development Path Abnormal?” will take place from 3:30–4:30 p.m. at Bulldog Theater in the Olmsted Center and is free and open to the public.
“Professor Zhao is an accomplished academic and oft-cited commentator on the Chinese economy,” says Kirk Martin, director of Drake’s Chinese Cultural Exchange Program. “UIBE is one of the top-ranked schools in China and his visit to Drake offers immediate benefits for our students, faculty and community as well as the promise of future collaboration between our two schools.”
During his visit, Zhao will teach a graduate seminar in the MBA program at Drake and investigate potential partnerships between UIBE and Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration. His research is focused on the effects of foreign direct investment on China’s economy and Chinese industrial policy. He is the former dean of UIBE’s School of International Trade and Economics and has been a visiting scholar in economics at Michigan State University and the University of Manchester.