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Chinese and Australian economics experts present world-class research

Internationally renowned economics experts from China and Australia are in Melbourne this week to present research on important topics as part of a joint conference between Victoria University and China’s prestigious Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE).

A 16-member delegation of distinguished economists from China will join their Australian counterparts from VU’s College of Business’ Centre of Policy Studies (CoPs), and from the Victoria Institute of Strategic and Economic Studies (VISES), on 11-12 May at VU’s City Flinders Campus.

The CUFE-VU Centre for Research on Business and Economics Conference will include a keynote address by former Victorian premier, The Hon. John Brumby, National President and Chairman of the Australia-China Business Council.

The first annual conference of the two universities’ newly formed Centre for Research on Business and Economics (CRBE) will unveil economic research and economic modelling on a range of topics under the themes of: environmental and energy economics, public finance and public policy, and sport and health economics.

Many of the projects are related to China’s evolving and complex economy, society and systems of government, and its bilateral relationship with Australia.

Presentations will provide insights about:

  • the health impact on Chinese workers of China’s mandatory retirement age
  • the effect of China’s public health equalisation programs in controlling non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes
  • the development of China’s public sports system
  • key factors influencing China’s changing energy use and policy recommendations
  • effects of uncertain oil prices on China’s manufacturing base.

VU has a long and valued partnership with CUFE in transnational education dating back to 2004.

Over the years, hundreds of CUFE students have graduated from VU’s dual-award program in international trade and financial risk management, and gone on to excellent success in further education and employment in China and around the world.

Media are invited to attend the CUFE-VU Centre for Research on Business and Economics Conference.

Please RSVP if attending.

When: Thursday 11 May and Friday 12 May
Where: Victoria University City Flinders Campus
RSVP: media@vu.edu.au

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