Berlin Lunchtime Meetings

Präsentation und Diskussion aktueller Forschungsergebnisse der angewandten Wirtschaftswissenschaft.

Die Berlin Lunchtime Meetings sind eine gemeinsame Seminarreihe des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) und des OECD Berlin Centre.

Das Ziel der Veranstaltungsreihe ist die Präsentation und Diskussion aktueller Forschungsergebnisse der angewandten Wirtschaftswissenschaft.

Seit ihrer Einführung haben sich die Berlin Lunchtime Meetings als Diskussionsforum zwischen Politikberatern, Politikern, Unternehmen und Vertretern von Interessenverbänden in der Berliner Wissenschaftslandschaft fest etabliert.

Das nächste Berlin Lunchtime Meeting:

The DIW Berlin and the OECD Berlin Centre cordially invite you to the Berlin Lunchtime Meeting.


China's economic policy future: state capitalism or strengthened market economy?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. to 14:15 p.m.
starting with a lunch snack at 12:00 p.m.

The lecture starts at 13:00 p.m.

DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Elinor Ostrom Hall, 1st floor

Dr. Max J. Zenglein | Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Comment: Margit Molnar, Ph.D. | OECD

Moderation: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. | DIW Berlin


In China the strengthening of market mechanisms hoped for by western businesses is making only slow progress. Instead the state and the Communist Party are expanding their influence in the economy. This has consequences for China's economic policy. In the past decades this has led to growing overcapacities and indebtedness. Now China is aiming at global technological leadership. Is this approach a threat to the liberal order of the global economy?


Dr. Max J. Zenglein, Senior Economist at MERICS, is working on sector-specific and macro-economic aspects of economic development in China, German-Chinese economic relations as well as the labour market and employment in China. Before joining MERICS Dr. Zenglein worked as an analyst at the German Chamber of Commerce (AHK) Greater China in Shenzhen, and later in Beijing. He finalised his university studies at the University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Economics and Law in Berlin, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Kassel with a doctorate in political economy focusing on China.

Margit Molnar, Ph.D., is Senior Economist at the OECD’s Economics Department. She heads the China Desk of the Country Studies division in the Economics Department.

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. is President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at the Humboldt University Berlin, and Member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economics.

The event language will be English.

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