Course Overview

The Economics Courses for Chinese Officials are to train graduates involved in economic management in national, provincial or municipal government, or in state-owned or state-controlled enterprises, who would likely be nominated by the Chinese Government on the basis of their potential to reach high-level policy-making decisions.

The courses will provide Chinese officials with knowledge about economic issues and policies in a general and global context, in order to help them think about policy options for dealing with the issues as they might exist in China. Each course will last two weeks and simultaneous translation system will be utilised.

Academic Director: Prof. John Knight

Course Contents: 38 hours of lectures and discussions on 26 topics of the World Economy, by 10 senior academics at Oxford University and several leading experts from other institutions of higher learning; visits to ISIS Innovation Limited, Begbroke Science Park and the Said Business School, all of Oxford University; cultural and social events; plus course discussion and evaluation.

Eligible Candidates: Graduates involved in economic management in national, provincial or municipal government, or in state-owned or state-controlled enterprises, who would likely be nominated by the Chinese Government on the basis of their potential to reach high-level policy-making decisions.

Dates: The courses will be held in the summer each year.

Accommodation: The William R. Miller Building, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Dawson Street, Oxford OX4 1AT
Check in from 14:00 on Sunday of the first week and check out by 9:00 on Saturday of the second week. This is an annexe building of St Edmund Hall situated approximately ten minutes walk from its main campus. All the study bedrooms in the building have en-suite facilities with WiFi coverage. On each level of the building, there is a separate kitchen area fully equipped with hobs, microwave cookers and refrigerators. Also, there is a launderette on site which can be used by residents. Phone-cards can be purchased in local shops for the use of telephone in each room or mobile phone.

Continental breakfast at 08:00 will be served daily at the William R. Miller Building from Monday of the first week through Saturday of the second week. Two-course buffet lunch at 12:30 and three-course conference dinner at 18:00 will be provided daily on the main campus of St Edmund Hall from Monday of the first week through Friday of the second week, except packed lunches on the weekend. Moderately smart dress will be appropriate for the welcome dinner on Monday of the first week and the formal hall on Friday of the second week. The nearest car park to St Edmund Hall is the municipal car park on St Clements which is just opposite Dawson Street. For the location and directions of the William R. Miller Building , please check WRM.

Registration: Students will be able to register for the Course at the William R. Miller Building between 16:00 and 17:30 on Sunday of the first week or at the OXCEP desk in the Old Dining Hall on main campus of St Edmund Hall between 9:00 and 10:30 on Monday of the first week.

Lecture Titles

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* The University of Oxford and St Edmund Hall;
   Higher Education Policy in Britain

* How Economists approach Economic Growth

* The Great Financial Crash: Causes and Consequences

* The Economics of Gender in Theory and in the West

* Research on the Economics of Gender in China

* The Economics of Social Welfare Policy in Theory and in the West

* Trade, Openness and Development (I)

* Trade, Openness and Development (II)

* Research on the Economics of Social Welfare Policy in China

* Game Theory and its Evolution in Economics

* Privatisaton and Regulation of Water Utilities: the UK experience

* Approaches to Behavioural Economics

* How far can Markets resolve Environmental Issues?

* The Economics of Natural Resource Management

* Environmental Issues and the Role of Large Firms

* The Economics of Inequality

* Research on the Economics of Inequality in China

* Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies (I)

* Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies (II)

* Economic Approaches to Social Evaluation

* Multidimensional Measures of Poverty

* Workshop on Well-being

* Health Economics

* Randomised Controlled Trials in Economics

* China’s Economic Growth in International Perspective

Note: Subject to availability of lecturers

Certificate of Attendance

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A Certificate of Course Attendance, specifying its lecture titles and credit hours, will be issued by St Edmund Hall to all the students who have completed the Course.

Alumni Association

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OXCEP students who have completed the Course at St Edmund Hall will be eligible to join the OXCEP Alumni Association of St Edmund Hall and to participate in its related activities.

Application

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The OXCEP academic director at St Edmund Hall will select applicants for the Course. Each application should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae including the applicant's academic study in economics or a closely related discipline, as well as a brief statement on why the applicant has applied and what he / she hopes to gain from the Course.

Please download the Application Form, complete it and submit it, along with a copy of Curriculum Vitae, to

Prof. John Knight
Academic Director
OXCEP
St Edmund Hall
University of Oxford
Queen's Lane
Oxford OX1 4AR
United Kingdom

or email them to aca@oxcep.com.

Acceptance

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In due course, a notification will be emailed to each applicant who has been selected to attend the Course, requesting him / her to make the required payment in order to confirm his / her place on the Course.

Invitation

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An invitation letter by St Edmund Hall, specifying the course and student details, will be posted to students who have confirmed their places on the Course. The invitation letter may be used in support of application for a student visitor visa to the UK, if required, for attending the Course.

Please consult with OXCEP Chief Representative or OXCEP Representative in China.


Summer Course 2014

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Summercourse 2014  


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