Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, US-China Institute
Calla Wiemer is a Visiting Scholar at the US-China Institute of the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An expert on the Chinese economy, she has recently completed a study for the US Defense Department on the impact of China’s rise on global resource markets. Her current research focuses on China’s macroeconomic conditions and the consequences for global imbalances.
I got in on the ground floor for study of China’s economic reforms doing dissertation research at Nanjing University in 1981-82. On finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, I landed a plum job in the only economics department in the US that takes study of Asia as central to its mission — at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Major projects I took on included work for the Asian Development Bank on improving China’s cross-border economic relations with Central Asia and developing survey techniques to measure small-scale industrial activity for the GDP accounts.
I am currently working on a textbook — “Macroeconomics for Emerging East Asia” co-authored with Charles Adams. A recent working paper with Carl Bonham analyzes Chinese saving behavior as a function of GDP growth and the dependent share in population. On the consulting front, I contributed four chapters to a report for the US Defense Department titled “US-China Economics 2010-2035: Strategies for Contentious Competition,” released September 2011.
PhD in economics – University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1984
Nanjing University, class attendance and research
M.S. in economics – University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1979
BA in economics – Drury University, 1977 (economics)
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