The UP Asian Center will be hosting a public lecture, “Positive and Negative Lessons from China’s Development Experience” by Calla Wiemer, Ph.D. on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, ASEAN Hall, Hall of Wisdom, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up to expedite the registration process on the day of the forum.
Calla Wiemer is a Professorial Lecturer at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, UP Diliman campus and Senior Research Fellow with the UPecon Foundation. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Economics and President of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies. Her major academic pursuit at present is writing a textbook titled “Macroeconomics for Emerging East Asia”. She is also organizing a symposium issue for JAE on “Money and Exchange Rates in Emerging Asia” and writing the lead piece. Calla received her Ph.D. in economics in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with dissertation research conducted at Nanjing University. She has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she was tenured, the National University of Singapore, Claremont McKenna College, and IES Abroad, Beijing Foreign Studies University.
As a specialist on the Chinese economy, she has carried out research and consulting on a wide range of topics including macroeconomic imbalances, saving behavior, exchange rate management, cross-border economic relations, human development, GDP measurement, household employment choice, rural taxation, public health, and the rural to urban transition. Her China-based consulting work has positioned her with the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the Development Research Center of the State Council. Photo and profile courtesy of the UP School of Economics.