A SPECIAL TALK WITH PROF XU CHENGGANG
Mapping Out a Pathway for New Economic Reforms in China
China, the world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing power, has enjoyed fantastic growth for several decades, but now stands at a crossroads. How should the country tackle its slowing economic growth? How can it resolve the pressing issue of overcapacity? What types of reforms are needed and how likely are they to be implemented? How should China balance economic growth with environmental protection? Recipient of the 2016 ‘China Economics Prize’ and one of China’s top political economists, Xu Chenggang, will deal with these and other issues, shedding light on the key economic challenges and reforms needed in China, especially given the discussions emerging from the recently-concluded Lianghui parliamentary sessions.
10:30-10:35 Welcome Remarks
10:35-10:55 Presentation by Dr. Xu Chenggang, Professor of Economics, CKGSB
10:55-11:30 Q&A with Audience
Professor of Economics, CKGSB
Xu Chenggang is Professor of Economics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He is also a board member of the Ronald Coase Institute and a research fellow of the CEPR.
After receiving his PhD in Economics from Harvard in 1991), he taught at the London School of Economics (1991-2009) as a Reader; at University of Hong Kong (2009-2016) as Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Economic Development and as Quoin Professor in Economic Development; Special-Term Visiting Professor at Tsinghua (2002-); taught/worked at Harvard (1992-2002), the IMF (1997-1999) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1982-1992).
Dr Xu was the President of the Asian Law and Economics Association (2010-2012) and World-Class University Professor at Seoul National University (2009-2013). He also won the Sun Yefang Economics Prize in 2013 and the China Economics Prize in 2016. He has served as co-editor for 3 major international and national journals in economics, finance and law-and-economics and as a member of editorial boards for more than a dozen major international and Chinese journals in economics, finance and law-and-economics.
He has dozens of publications in major journals, such as JEL, JPE, AER, RES, EER, etc.; chapters in more than a dozen books, and has published a book. He delivered invited speeches or keynotes at Econometric Society’s World Congress, International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress, IEA Round Tables, AEA Meetings, EEA Meetings, China Economic Annual Conference, Hong Kong Economic Association Biennial Conference, and CEI (Central European Initiative) Summit Economic Forum etc. He has been invited to provide policy advises by the Chinese State Council, Peoples Bank of China, the CASS, the UNDP, the EBRD, and the UK HM Treasury. He has served as consultants for the World Bank and the IMF. He has been involved in Chinese reform debates since the 1980s.