Honors College Held the First 2017 Fulbright Program Short-term Expert Lecture
- Release Date:2017-05-12 15:54:59; A total of Date: 602 visit
On the afternoon of May 8th, Honors College successfully held the first 2017 Fulbright program short-term expert lecture in 315 auditorium of Xuehai Building. Professor C. James. Hueng, who is from University of Western Michigan in the USA, gave a lecture on topics of "Measuring Business Cycles and Financial Stress in China" and "Applying for U.S. Economics Graduate Programs".
Professor Hueng first pointed out that using Gross National Product as a measure of economic development brought about three problems which were lack of timeliness, indicator singleness, and lack of reliability. Then he cited the views of scholars and public media at home and abroad to prove his point. He thought that China Business Cycle Index can better reflect Chinese economic development. When it came to the financial stress, the professor explained the causes of financial crisis and the vicious cycle along with it. Besides, he also introduced China Financial Stress Index. As for the application for economics graduate courses in the USA, the professor believed that the applicants should pay attention to some matters, such as emphasizing on true facts, conforming to the theme, showing motives and desire of study and in the form of simple and clear words when writing application letters. Finally, in the Q&A part, the professor answered the students’ questions about American culture, life and school. At the same time, he shared his experiences in China and the United States.
Through this lecture, the students not only learned the knowledge of economics, but also learned much information about studying abroad, in which way they can make better preparation for future study.