On May 29-30, 2021, SUFE IAR Macroeconomics Workshop was held in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with both online and offline attendees. Invited speakers and four experts in IAR’s “China Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast” Project gave presentations on artificial intelligence and monetary policy, labor force, consumption, stocks, etc. Liguo Lin, Vice Dean of IAR, Yuanyuan Chen, Youzhi Yang, Xudong Chen and Guan Gong, and experts in “China Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast” project attended the workshop. The workshop gathered nearly 100 participants from universities at home and abroad, industries, and relevant institutions and was hosted by Tongbin Zhang, Assistant Professor of IAR.
Professor Xiaodong Huang, an expert of the project team, said in his online speech that the study of China’s macroeconomic theory and policy is one of the research focuses of IAR. The project team regularly publishes latest analysis and forecast reports on China’s macroeconomic situation, conducts long-term tracking research on the development trend and potential risks of China’s macroeconomy, and provides the government and society with solid academic support and countermeasure suggestions and long-term governance solutions. It has developed into a think tank brand project for IAR to play the role of enlightening the people and serving the country, won wide recognition and attention from government, academics, industrial organizations and the media, and been supported by the national emergency management project for many times. He said that since in 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic has caused a major impact on the economic development of China and even the world, it is undoubtedly of very strong practical significance to discuss China’s macroeconomy and operation under the current complicated international background, and he hoped that through this conference, more insights can be provided for the current macroeconomic development and policy formulation.
Prof. Liutang Gong, Assistant Professor Helu Jiang, Assistant Professor Linyi Cao, Assistant Professor Bo Hu, Assistant Researcher Yuqin Wang, Professor Zonglai Kou, Assistant Professor Xican Xi, Professor Yi Xu, Assistant Professor Tongbin Zhang, and Professor Zheng Song made presentations on their research respectively in three parallel sessions.