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The Politics of Hosting Chinese Investment in Europe

November 2-3, 2012

Princeton University

Wallace Hall 300

Workshop organized by Sophie Meunier (Princeton University), Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam) and Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University)

The purpose of this workshop is to bring-together a diverse group of scholars (political scientists and economists, comparativists and international relations scholars, specialists of Europe and of China) to analyze the factors that shape European responses to Chinese direct investment. The goal is to help introduce key questions, new analytical insights, and novel hypotheses on the political economy of FDI in Europe.

This workshop is sponsored by the EU Program at Princeton; the China and the World Program at Princeton University; the Princeton Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance; the Center for the Study of Europe and the Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University; and the University of Amsterdam. 

Workshop Program

Friday November 2
 
 
2:00pm-2:05pm

Welcome by Sophie Meunier (Princeton University), Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam) and Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University)

2:05-3:20pm
A Faustian Bargain or Just a Good Bargain? Chinese Direct Investment and Politics in Europe
 
Sophie Meunier (Princeton University)
 
Discussants: Christina Davis (Princeton University) and Stephen Kobrin (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
 
3:20-3:30pm
Break
 
3:30-4:45pm

Chinese Investment in Europe: Rebalancing the Relationship

Francois Godement, Agatha Kratz and Jonas Parello-Plesner (European Council on Foreign Relations)

Discussant: Ja Ian Chong (National University Singapore) and Mario Zucconi (Princeton)
 
4:45-5:00pm
Break
 
5:00-6:15pm
Patterns of Chinese FDI in Europe and the US
 
Thilo Hanemann (Rhodium Group)  
 
Discussant: Daniela Campello (Princeton University) and Dawn Murphy (Princeton University)
 
Saturday November 3
 
 
8:45-10:00am

China’s Direct Investment in Europe: Is There a Need for European Regulation?

Haiyan Zhang and Daniel van den Bulcke (Antwerp Management School)

Discussant: Adeline Hinderer (EU Delegation in Washington)
 
10:00-10:15am
Break
 
10:15am-11:30am

Chinese Investment and European Labor: Should (and Do) Workers fear Chinese FDI?

Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam) and Damian Raess (University of Geneva)

Discussant : Antonio Estella de Noriega (Universidad Carlos III, Princeton) and Kristina Johnson (Princeton)

 
11:30-11:45am
Break
 
11:45-1:00pm

Different Places, Different Faces: Chinese Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University)
 
Discussant: Rachel Wellhausen (NCGG, Princeton)