OSU-Cascades Lecture Looks at Emerging Economic Importance of China

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China is a dynamic emerging market, forecasted to surpass the US economy in size by 2016. On Wednesday, October 5 in Oregon State University – Cascades first ‘It’s in the Bag’ lecture of the academic year, international business professor Julie Ann Elston will address China’s economic prowess in a presentation titled Bamboo Capitalism:  The Economic Rise of China in the 21st Century.

Associate Professor Julie Ann Elston joined the business administration program at OSU-Cascades in   2005. In “Bamboo Capitalism” Elston will discuss her research which indicates that extensive economic reforms and individual perceptions of opportunity have been significant in influencing the development of entrepreneurship in China.  Attendees will explore forces behind China’s recent growth surge and learn how we can benefit from the increasing capacity of our impressive Pacific neighbor.

Elston has published scholarly articles, papers and a book in the fields of financial economics, international business, and entrepreneurship. In 2008 she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to study the impact of science on policy formation in the European Union. She teaches international business, finance, and international finance.

As a regular contributor to the field entrepreneurship, Dr. Elston serves as an associate editor of the Small Business Economics Journal. She also consults with government agencies, organizations and firms internationally including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Deutsche Bundesbank, and US National Academies of Sciences. Dr. Elston’s research focuses on firm investment and financing behavior within country-specific institutional relationships.

Professor Elston graduated from the University of Washington and has held academic positions at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in Germany, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, and University of Central Florida. She was selected as a policy fellow in the Robert Bosch Foundation Scholars Program in Comparative Public Policy; and since 2003 has served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena.

Contact 541-322-3100 or info@osucascades.edu.

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