Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank Papers

Posted August 8th, 2013 at 11:03 am.

Late last month Bryn Mawr Economics Professor Michael Rock was part of a Wilson Center panel titled “Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability.”

In addition, The World Bank recently published two of Rock’s papers that are based on his current research on China’s development:

“Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in China’s energy intensive industries” and “Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industries” examine four energy intensive industries—aluminum, cement, iron and steel, and paper— to show how China’s industrial and technology policies have put these industries on substantially lower carbon dioxide emissions trajectories.

Rock is the Samuel and Etta Wexler Professor of Economic History at Bryn Mawr. His published research focuses on the environment and development, democracy and development, and the role of industrial policy in the second tier newly industrializing economies of Southeast Asia.

This fall, Rock will be teaching Economics 225: Economic Development and Economics 395: Research Seminar Economic Development.

Bryn Mawr’s Economics Department provides students an understanding of economic processes and institutions and the interactions among economic, political and social structures. The department’s curriculum helps students master the methods used by economists to analyze economic issues and it enables them to make reasoned assessments of alternative public policies in a wide range of fields.

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