Atlas Network Trendsetters is proud to present Dr. Ning Wang, senior fellow at the Ronald Coase Institute and international director of the Ronald Coase Center for the Study of the Economy at Zhejiang University, China. He will focus on “How China Became Capitalist and Where China is Heading."

"Conventional wisdom in the West portrays the rise of China as a rival and potential threat to classical liberalism," writes Dr. Wang. "This prevailing view grossly misreads the character of China's market transformation. Instead, I shall argue that the economic rise of China bears witness to the efficacy of economic freedom, the benevolence of the market, and the wisdom of limited government. Against many claims to the contrary, the China story is a stunning triumph of the classical liberalism."

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Atlas Network Trendsetters started in New York City as part of Atlas Network’s mission to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement, bringing together like-minded individuals who range in age from 21-45 years old. Each month, Atlas Network Trendsetters holds events featuring experts from different regions around the world. Join us for our monthly open-bar gatherings around the city to network and learn about top trends in the global freedom movement. 

For questions about Trendsetters membership or this event, please contact Brittany at Brittany.Cobb@AtlasNetwork.org

SPEAKERS

Dr. Ning Wang grew up in China. He was educated at Beijing University and the University of Chicago. He is currently a senior fellow at the Ronald Coase Institute and international director of the Ronald Coase Center for the Study of the Economy at Zhejiang University, China. He has taught at the University of Chicago and Arizona State University. In 2012, he co-authored How China Became Capitalist with Ronald Coase, which won the 2013 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. The book is now available in seven languages, and the Chinese edition won several book awards in China.

Moderator: Laura Liu is the adjunct Fellow for the Atlas Freedom to Trade Global Initiative and FreedomtoTrade.org. Before joining the Atlas Network, she worked as a policy analyst for International Monetary Fund and the Energy Research Institute, NDRC. She also worked for Reuters News Agency and the Bank of China where she was exposed to a variety of policy issues related to international trade and finance. In addition to that, she was the China program intern for the Cato Institute in 2009. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts of International Affairs and English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and her Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in International Trade and Finance from Harvard Kennedy School.