TALK: Cross-Strait Commerce as Credible Signaling - Steve Chan

Event Date: 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Ellison Hall Lane Room


Steve Chan

Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado at Boulder and Director of the Farrand Residence Academic Program


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 

4:00 PM

Lane Room, Ellison Hall (3rd Floor)


Why would ostensible adversaries want to get themselves into deep and even asymmetric economic relations? Rationalist explanations point to the temptation of misrepresentation and the difficulty of making credible commitment as perennial problems in international relations. How can officials tell when their counterparts are sincere or insincere? When words are just "empty talk" and when are actions to be taken as serious reassurance? The talk will discuss relations across the Taiwan Strait in this theoretical context.


Co-sponsored by Center for Taiwan Studies, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, and Department of Political Science, UCSB. 


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