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Events for February 25, 2009

Concert by the Binhai Traditional Chinese Music Ensemble

Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall, SCSU Campus
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE

Performing on tradtional Chinese instruments, eight students from Nankai University will be putting on a live show of Chinese music. It will be a great showcase of music from a different culture. Sponsored by the University Programming Board.

Events for Thursday, February 26, 2009

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
15th Annual Economic Outlook
Grand Ballroom, Kelly Inn, downtown St. Cloud
Sponsored by UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Webinar recording: http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p69037254/


Speakers:

Hine

Steve Hine, Director of Labor Market Information, Minnesota DEED

Laufenberg

Dan Laufenberg, Chief Economist, Ameriprise Financial

Stinson

Tom Stinson, Minnesota State Economist

Banaian

King Banaian, Chair, SCSU Economics Department, Coauthor of St. Cloud Quarterly Business Report

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Winter Institute 2008 Food and Cocktail Reception
Pool Side, Kelly Inn ($20)

Events for Friday, February 27, 2009

7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Grow Minnesota! Breakfast
Organized and sponsored by St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with SCSU Center for Economic Education
Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center
St. Cloud State University
Tickets ($15)
Special guests: Wing Thye Woo, Nicholas Lardy, Jack W. Hou, David Olson
Theme: Sino-American Economic Relations and their implications for Minnesota businesses

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce organizes the Grow Minnesota! program and local chambers work with the state chamber to host these breakfast events around the state. The February, 2009, breakfast will be held at SCSU coincident with the 47th Winter Institute. The breakfast will feature the three Winter Institute speakers and David Olson, Chair of the MnSCU Board of Trustees. Sponsorship opportunities are available and sponsors will be provided time to meet with the Winter Institute speakers.

8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
Winter Institute light continental breakfast
Ritsche Auditorium lobby
St. Cloud State University
Free

8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Winter Institute speakers program
Ritsche Auditorium
St. Cloud State University

MP3s of recorded audio: http://media1.stcloudstate.edu/kvsc/features/Winter_Institute_2009_Part1.mp3
http://media1.stcloudstate.edu/kvsc/features/Winter_Institute_2009_Part2.mp3
http://media1.stcloudstate.edu/kvsc/features/Winter_Institute_2009_Part3.mp3

Video Recording of Speaker's Program: Winter Institute Speaker's Program, February 27, 2009

Welcome by President Earl H. Potter III, St. Cloud State University

Remarks by representatives from Nankai University Binhai College
Vice President Li Yufeng
Associate President Zhao Zhiwen
Dr. Wang Wenzhi


Woo
Wing Thye Woo

Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution & Professor of Economics
University of California-Davis

Dr. Woo is one of the World’s leading experts on the East Asian economies, particularly China, Indonesia and Malaysia. He has advised the U.S. Treasury Department, the IMF, World Bank and the United Nations. He specializes in exchange rates, economic growth, regional economic disparity and financial sector development. Dr. Woo’s expertise is frequently sought by the U.S. and Chinese governments and he has published many articles and books on the Chinese economy.

Lardy
Nicholas R. Lardy
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Dr. Lardy is one of the World’s leading experts on the Chinese economy. Prior to joining the Peterson Institute, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and was director of the Henry M.Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He has published books and many articles on various aspects of the Chinese economy, including exchange rates, growth, economic reforms and agriculture. He is frequently interviewed by publications such as The Wall Street Journal for his expertise on China.

The speaker presentations will be preceded by a performance by The Binhai Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble.

12:00 am to 1:30 p.m.
Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center
St. Cloud State University
Winter Institute Luncheon ($10)
Sponsored by Center for Continuing Studies
Webinar recording: http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p45114862/
The webinar room will open to on-line attendees at approximately 11:45am CST

During the luncheon, there will be a performance by The Binhai Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble.

Hou
Luncheon Speaker:
Jack W. Hou

Professor of Economics
California State University
Long Beach & Past President
Chinese Economists Society

Dr. Hou has made outstanding contributions to the study of labor markets and the consequences of economic reform in China. His research focuses on the Chinese economy, as well as labor economics and international trade/finance. He is Past President of the Chinese Economists Society, President-Elect of the Western Social Science Association and an officer of Western Economic Association International International.

Panel discussion on Sino-American-Latin American Economic Relations
Little Atwood Theater, Atwood Memorial Center
2-4 p.m.

Webinar recording: http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p38994250/
The webinar room will open to on-line attendees at approximately 1:45pm CST

Featuring the visiting delegation from Nankai University Binhai College and Dr. Ivan Araya, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.

Moderated by Artatrana Ratha, Assistant Professor of Economics at SCSU
Sponsored by SCSU Economics Association and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

Register online for the food and cocktail reception (following the Annual Economic Outlook), the Grow Minnesota! Breakfast or the Winter Institute luncheon by going to: www.StCloudAreaChamber.com.

For more information, please contact Dr. Örn Bodvarsson, Winter Institute Coordinator at 320-308-2225 or e-mail obbodvarsson@stcloudstate.edu. You can also contact the Center for Economic Education at 320-308-2157.

The 47th Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of:
Initiative Foundation
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Richard Theilmann
College of Social Sciences
Student Government Association
Department of Economics
Center for Continuing Studies
University Communications
St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership
St. Cloud Times

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