China's economy the subject of Friday conference in Omaha

May 16, 2013

China’s rapid economic growth, aging population, business relationships, and economic reforms are topics of a conference Friday in Omaha.

The Chinese Economic Conference will be held at UNO’s Mammel Hall. China has the second-largest economy in the world, and a population of more than 1.3 billion.

Louis Pol, dean of UNO’s College of Business Administration, says that nation’s economic growth has raised some concerns. “With the size of the Chinese economic system and some of the changes in recent years, I think there is a growing interest in whether the high growth that’s been documented can be maintained, and if it can’t, what is the potential impact on the rest of the globe.”

Pol says China’s ascent to the second-largest economy has created complicated relationships with the U.S. and other nations. “So from a policy perspective, everyone needs to be careful and learn as much as possible about the potential impact of any changes, either in policy or in economic health in any of these countries.”

More information on the conference is available at It’s free to attend, but an RSVP is required.