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The Politics of Hosting Chinese Investment in Europe


Princeton University

Thilo Hanemann speaks on the topic of “Patterns of Chinese FDI in Europe and the US” at the Politics of Hosting Chinese Investment in Europe workshop at Princeton 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 analytic 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 Amsterdam. The workshop was organized by Sophie Meunier (Princeton University), Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam) and Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University).

Workshop Program

Friday, November 2

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm | Welcome by Sophie Meunier (Princeton University), Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam), and Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University)

2:05 – 3:20pm | The Politics of Hosting Chinese Direct Investment 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)

Discussants: 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)

Discussants: 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

10:15 – 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)

Discussants: Antonio Estella de Noreiga (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)

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