Thomas Rosenthal is Professor on contract of History and Geoeconomics: China economic development at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. He is also the Director of the Center of Studies for Enterprises (Cesif) at Italy-China Foundation and Head of the strategical development and external relations. Mr. Rosenthal is member of the Executive Board of Mondo Cinese, studies magazine on contemporary China, and of the Scientific Board of CRANEC (Centro di Ricerca in Analisi economica e sviluppo economico internazionale) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Mr. Rosenthal graduated in Political sciences at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, holds a Master of Science in International Management (China) at SOAS - University of London, a Diploma in Markets and Institutions of the global system at ASERI and an Advanced Diploma Business in China at Università Bocconi - ISPI.
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/thomas_albert_rosenthal/
China: global integration, investments and structural changes
The objectives of the course are to describe the current trajectory of China’s economic development and critically assess the challenges facing China moving forward; to assess the extent to which China has integrated itself into the global economy and industrial value chains and the consequences of such integration for China’s development and structural change; to critically assess the particularities of China’s State-led capitalism, China’s proactive economic and industrial policymaking and its outcomes, current and future. After completing this course, you will be able to: describe the origin and consequences of China’s key economic reforms since 1978; explain how features of China’s fiscal and financial systems have impacted development outcomes; assess the extent to which China has integrated itself into the global economy and the consequences of such integration for China and other countries; explain the importance of different sources of economic growth during different periods since 1978; and critically assess the economic and policy challenges facing China going forward.