Distinguished public lecture discusses education and child and adolescent obesity in China
- Event Highlights
Issue No. 83 Dec 2018
Prof Mark R ROSENZWEIG, the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University visited Lingnan to share his views and exchange academic ideas with faculty members and students on 4 December at a Distinguished Public Lecture on “Education and Child and Adolescent Obesity in China”.
Prof Rosenzweig is currently the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lingnan University. Prof LIN Ping, Head of Department of Economics gave a welcome speech at the beginning of the lecture and thanked Prof Rosenzweig for his contributions to the Department.
In the lecture, Prof Rosenzweig identified the problem of high and rising obesity rates in China compared to those in other countries. He addressed the issue of whether and how income and schooling affect obesity using evidence from a new panel dataset of adolescent twins born in rural China. The lecture also discussed possible mechanisms driving the results and policy implications.
More than 45 participants from Lingnan, the private sector and other institutions attended the lecture.