This webinar will be given by Richard Zeckhauser, Jack Donahue and Karen Eggleston, on their recent book, "The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States." Professor Yijia Jing of Fudan University, China’s leading expert on public-private relationships will also participate. This webinar is being co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, FSI, at Stanford University. Larry Summers, M-RCBG Director, will provide an opening discussion (via recording).
The governments of China and the United States - despite profound differences in history, culture, economic structure, and political ideology - both engage the private sector in the pursuit of public value. This book employs the term collaborative governance to describe relationships where neither the public nor private party is fully in control, arguing that such shared discretion is needed to deliver value to citizens. This concept is exemplified across a wide range of policy arenas, from producing housing to hosting the Olympics, from building human capital to providing healthcare. This book empowers public decision-makers to more wisely engage the private sector.Fareed Zakaria: “It has become increasingly clear over the last few years that in tackling a country’s problems, what matters most is the quality of government rather than the quantity. This book provides a key to understanding how to achieve that quality--public-private collaboration, done right.”Larry Summers: “This important book addresses how the two most important countries, the U.S. and China, address what may be their most important question: How can their public and private sectors cooperate most effectively with each other to create value. This is the rare book that is both analytic and a pleasure to read. It makes a lasting impression. It deserves a very wide readership among all those concerned about the future of the global economy.”Registration is required.
Speakers and Presenters
Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, HKS; Jack Donahue, Raymond Vernon Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Karen Eggleston, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University; and Professor Yijia Jing of Fudan University. Larry Summers, M-RCBG Director, will provide an opening discussion (via recording).