Professor Andrzej Rapaczynski to Address the Nobel Economists Summit of China

New York, March 11, 2014—Columbia Law School Professor Andrzej Rapaczynski, a renowned authority on institutional economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2nd Nobel Economists Summit of China, to be held in Beijing on March 14 and 15, 2014. The gathering will bring together top economic thinkers from China and around the world to discuss innovation, transformation, and risk in the changing Chinese economy.
Rapaczynski, the Daniel G. Ross Professor of Law, will speak about the international order created by sustained American support of a truly global economy, and its importance for China’s “economic miracle.” He will also argue that resulting social tensions in the advanced countries, due to migration of manufacturing and growing inequality, are more than compensated for by the unprecedented growth of equality between the developed and the developing countries.

Rapaczynski will be in good company. Nobel Prize laureate economists Robert Shiller and Edmund Phelps will also participate in this year’s summit, where attendees will discuss such topics as how the outside world affects China’s dramatic economic transformation, the development and self-regulation of internet financials, and the evolution of Chinese venture capital.

The summit is sponsored by New Huadu Business School in China and Columbia University’s Center on Capitalism and Society.

A member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1982, Rapaczynski is a distinguished scholar of constitutional law, comparative law, property, comparative corporate governance, and political philosophy. He has advised Poland and the Russian Federation on drafting new constitutions and served as an adviser on privatization to many post-communist governments.