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Lardy offers 2nd "Red Cap" Lecture

China economist and University of Wisconsin alumnus Nicholas R. Lardy (’68 BA Economics) released his latest book Sept. 10, 2014, “Markets over Mao,” which traces the increasing role of market forces and refutes the widely advanced argument that Chinese economic progress rests on the government's control of the economy's "commanding heights."

Dr. Lardy gave a free public lecture based on the book Oct. 22. (See photo at right by Todd Brown of UWSMPH Media Solutions.)

The lecture, “The Rise of Private Business in China,” was held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery’s DeLuca Forum, and drew a full-house crowd of 300. This was the second event in the Wisconsin China Initiative's new Red Cap Lecture Series on China and Global Economics, which offers free hats to the first 200 attendees. (Click here to read about the first lecture in the Red Cap series, featuring Dr. Stephen Roach, held April 2.)

Click here to read the press release about Dr. Lardy’s book release.

"America's preeminent watcher of China's economy, Nick Lardy, makes a compelling case that the market has mattered more than the direction of the state for China's success," said Lawrence H. Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and director of the National Economic Council.

Dr. Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he served at the University of Washington, where he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1991 to 1995. From 1997 through the spring of 2000, he was also the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Finance at the Yale University School of Management.


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