The Macroeconomic Outlook in China
About the Event:
Join us with three highly experienced economists to discuss the macroeconomic outlook in China. Dr. LU Feng of Peking University, Dr. XU Qiyuan of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Dr. Linda YUEH of the London Business School, will provide insight into the macroeconomic development of China from unique perspectives.
The panel discussion will include long term economic areas such as the internationalization of the Renminbi currency, long term demographic trends in China and avoidance of the “middle income trap” that could restrict growth potential. These issues raise the question of can ‘China grow rich before it grows old’?
About the Panellists
Dr. LU Feng is Professor and Vice Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University. He is also Director of China Macroeconomic Research Center. His previous positions include as Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, the Australian National University; Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Leeds; and Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, China Renmin University. He has B.A. in Law and an M.A. in Economics from the Renmin University of China. His research interests are Chinese Agricultural Economy, Chinese Economic Development, and Open Macroeconomics. Dr. LU has authored many academic papers regarding economics, listed here: https://en.nsd.pku.edu.cn/faculty/fulltime/l/239515.htm
Dr. XU Qiyuan is a senior research fellow and Director of Economic Development division of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. XU was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Governance and Innovation in Waterloo, Canada, in 2014. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Bruegel think tank in Brussels in 2013. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. XU was an advisor to the Ministry of Finance in China. He was earlier a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Monetary Affairs at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Tokyo. He has Bachelor and Doctor’s degrees from the Northeast Normal University of China. His research interests are China’s economic development, Renminbi exchange rate, and Renminbi internationalization. Dr. XU has published many academic papers regarding economics, listed here: http://eniwep.cssn.cn/experts/experts_a_z/a_z_u_x/201207/t20120726_1792180.shtml
Dr Linda Yueh is a Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Associate Fellow (Global Economy and Finance Programme & U.S. and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House. Professor Yueh is Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission. She was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. Dr Yueh is a widely published author who has written/edited 10 books. Her latest book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/287978/the-great-economists/9780241974476.html ), includes a chapter titled “Can China Grow Rich?”. The UK version of the book was selected as The Times’s Best Business Books of the Year. The U.S. edition, What Would the Great Economists Do? How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today’s Biggest Problems (Picador/ Macmillan), was Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year. She is also the Editor of the Routledge Economic Growth and Development book series.