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.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Dr. Wiemer got in on the ground floor for study of China’s economic reforms doing dissertation research at Nanjing University in 1981-82. On finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, she 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 she 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.
She is 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, Dr. Wiemer 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; Nanjing University, class attendance and research; M.S. in economics, University of Wisconsin; BA in Economics, Drury University
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