Theoretic Mediation on the Relationship Between International Finance Crisis and Neo-Liberalism

Date: Friday 1 July 2011, 12pm

Location: Wood Seminar Room, Old Kirk 406

Speaker: Professor Yingqiu Liu

About the seminar

Professor Liu traces neo-liberalism to the economic theories of Hayek and Friedman, the Austrian School and the Chicago School, and to the policy and economic practices of Reaganomics and Thatcherism of the 1980s and 1990s; and differentiates it from classical liberalism of Adam Smith. Professor Liu argues there was a clear relationship between neoliberal economic theory and policy, and the global financial crisis of the last few years, and considers the lesions China has learnt from this.

About the speaker

Professor Yingqiu Liu is President of the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS) and Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is also the guest professor of several prestigious universities of China including Nankai University, Shandong University, Lingnan University at the University of Zhongshan and South-west Finance & Economics University etc.

Professor Liu has served as the Deputy Director-General and Academic Committee Member of the Bureau of Scientific Research of CASS from 1997-2001. He is also the Director of the Director of the Center for Private Economy Studies (CEPS) of CASS from 1994 till now. From April 2001 to April 2002, Professor Liu has worked as a visiting professor at the China Data Center of the University of Michigan, USA. Since November 2003, he has worked as a leader in the Graduate School of CASS till now.