“Taking Stock of China’s Economy, Financial System, and Global Ambitions: Implications for the International Economic Order”
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom, Level 2
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
190 Orchard Boulevard Singapore 248646 (Map)
Dress Code: Office Attire
After four decades of rapid growth, China’s economic expansion is slowing down as the country copes with trade tensions - particularly with the US - a fragile financial system, and demographic pressures. This lecture will examine China’s economic prospects, the various risks that threaten to undermine economic and financial stability, and what it will take to maintain high growth. It will also review prospects for the US-China economic relationship, the rebalancing of power between the two countries, and how the outcomes could affect global financial markets, the multilateral trading system in general, and Asia in particular.
About the Speaker
Eswar Prasad is the Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His new book is Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi (Oxford, 2016), which was praised by Professor Lawrence Summers as “the definitive book on the Renminbi.” Professor Prasad is also the author of The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance (Princeton, 2014).
Opening Remarks by Professor Joseph Cherian, Director, CAMRI
Public Lecture by Professor Eswar Prasad
Question and Answer Session - Moderated by Mr Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times
Closing Remarks by Mr Rohet Tolani, Managing Director, Tolani Shipping