Join us on Wednesday, May 15 for a discussion with Scott Rozelle about the urban-rural gap and structural inequalities in China. Scott is a renowned development economist whose work has focused on Chinese rural development, in particular poverty, inequality, education, employment, health and nutrition. His recent research analyzes how high levels of socioeconomic inequality can have profound implications for child development and lifelong educational equity, and what such implications mean for China's "Common Prosperity" goals. Scott will also discuss his 2020 book Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise, in which he drew upon on-the-ground surveys to analyze the inequalities that may soon cause an economic and humanitarian crisis in China.

Admission to this event is complimentary. This is a member-only event and is off the record with limited seating. All members are required to wear a business card during the event for identification purposes. Unfortunately, AmCham Shanghai are unable to accommodate non-member guests at this briefing.


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Check In & Networking
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Welcome Remarks by Veomayoury Baccam, Director of Government Relations of AmCham Shanghai
6:10 PM - 6:50 PM
6:50 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktail Reception


  • Scott Rozelle (Co-Director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions)

    Scott Rozelle

    Co-Director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions

    Scott Rozelle is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. Rozelle's papers have been published in top academic journals, including Science, Nature, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is fluent in Chinese and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with several Chinese collaborators and policymakers. For the past 20 years, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; a co-director of the University of California's Agricultural Issues Center; and a member of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Center on Food Security and the Environment. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier; and the National Science and Technology Collaboration Award in 2009 for scientific achievement in collaborative research.

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This is a member-only event. If you are not a member but would like to join this session, please contact michelle.li@amcham-shanghai.org or 021 61693017.

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Member Price Complimentary


The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel

1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (cnr. Xi Kang Road)
Ballroom on 4F

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Deng

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