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Program: Conference on Building State Capacity in China and Beyond

Building State Capacity in China & Beyond

October 17-18, 2014
University of Michigan

McDowell Hall
Room 1225 South Hall
Michigan Law School
701 South State Street ▪ Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, October 17, 2014 

9:00 am                      Welcome remarks

9:00 – 10:30 am        Theme (A): Dimensions of State Capacity Building 

Chair: John Padgett
Discussant: Jean Oi
Presenter: Stephen Krasner
Presenter: Eric Thun

10:30 – 10:45 am      Break

10:45 – 1:00 pm        Theme (B): Corruption & Anti-Corruption

Chair: Jean Oi
Discussant: Melanie Manion
Presenter: Edmund Malesky
Presenter: Yuhua Wang
Presenter: Dan Hough

1:00 – 2:30 pm          Break

2:30—3:25 pm          Address by Kenneth Lieberthal, followed by Q&A Session

                                  China's Reform Goals: Necessary Changes in State Capacity

3:25—3:30 pm          Break 

3:30—5:00 pm        Theme (C):  Dynamics of Ideas and Communication

Chair: Benjamin Van Rooji
Discussant: Vivienne Shue
Presenter: Andrew Mertha
Presenter: Danie Stockmann

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00–11:30 am             Theme (D):  Interaction of State & Market 

Chair: Arun Agrawal
Discussant: Barbara Stallings
Presenter: John Padgett
Presenter: Kellee Tsai
Presenter: Yuen Yuen Ang

11:30—1:00 pm      Break

1:00–3:15 pm          Theme (E): Law & State Capacity

Chair: Edmund Malesky
Discussant: Kathryn Hendley
Presenter: Mary Gallagher
Presenter: Nicholas Howson
Presenter: Benjamin Van Rooji

3:30—5:00 pm          Concluding Round-Table Discussion

Mary Gallagher (moderator)
Arun Agrawal (discussant)
Melanie Manion (discussant)
Vivienne Shue (discussant)
Barbara Stallings (discussant)