Workshop on Crisis, Inequality and Development in November 2016 in Shanghai, China
From November 14th to 18th 2016, the second annual research workshop of our project has been held in Shanghai, China. Overall, about 20 PhD and advanced Master students, as well as 24 professors and guest speakers presented and discussed different elements related to the topic “Crisis, Inequality and Development”. In addition to participants from our network universities, a handful of participants from other institutions and universities also participated. One day was organized in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Shanghai and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) in the premises of SASS.
At the first day of the workshop, students had the opportunity to present their PhD and master thesis projects, which were commented and discussed by the participants of the workshop. The second day covered a methodological session, held by Jörg Mayer (UNCTAD) about “Approaches towards income inequality: a view from UNCTAD”. Furthermore, seven different thematic sessions dealing with the workshop topic were held on the second and third day of the workshop. The sessions covered aspects, such as “Tackling inequality at the global and local level” and “Effects of Inequality on Poverty and Development: Policy options and Lessons Learned”. On Thursday, the specific challenges of China tackling inequality and poverty in international perspective was discussed between participants from our network and the experts from SASS. On the last day, an excursion took place during which the participants were invited to a presentation of the Pudong Free Trade Area and had the opportunity to learn about China’s trade policy.