The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and the Chinese Economy Webinar

  • Date: March 27, 2020 9:00 pm
  • Location: Webinar
  • Language: English

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The impact of COVID-19 has sent shock waves across global markets, with stock markets reaching an all-time low since the global financial crisis of 2008. The Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ (CKGSB) Business Conditions Index (BCI)—widely followed as a key indicator of Chinese executives’ sentiment on China’s macroeconomic environment—reflects this trend in sales and profit forecasts of companies in China. Yet, many questions remain on the challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • What is the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in China?
  • How and when do companies expect recovery?
  • Where do opportunities lie for businesses?
  • How is the labor market affected by the COVID-19 outbreak?
  • How can governments improve business conditions?

The Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) will host a webinar on ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and the Chinese Economy’, on which CKGSB Associate Dean and Professor of Economics Li Wei will reveal for the first time the findings for March 2020 of the CKGSB Business Conditions Index and shed light on the outbreak’s impact on Chinese businesses, particularly private enterprises. Meanwhile, Greg Gilligan—Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and Managing Director of PGA TOUR China—will expand on COVID-19’s influence on American businesses and how they are coping.

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Speakers

LI Wei

Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, Director of the Case Center, Director of China Economy and Sustainable Development Center
PhD, University of Michigan

Phone: +86 10 8518 8858 ext. 3235
E-mail: wli@ckgsb.edu.cn

Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, Director of the Case Center, Director of China Economy and Sustainable Development Center

PhD, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise: Corruption, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, Managerial Incentives and Market Competition, Real Estate, Reform, Taxation, Telecommunications Privatization, Valuation in Emerging Markets

Dr. Li is Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, Director of the Case Center, and the Director of China Economy and Sustainable Development Center at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Before joining CKGSB, Dr. Li was Professor of Business Administration (with tenure) at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, where he has served on the faculty since 2000. Since 2005, Dr. Li has also served as visiting Professor of Economics on the faculty of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Before joining Darden faculty, Dr. Li was assistant professor and then associate professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business from 1994 to 2000. He was also a visiting professor of strategy at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and his B.Eng. from Shanghai Jiaotong University (China).

An authority on Chinese economy and business, Dr. Li’s main research focus is on economic development, taxation, financial markets, corruption, corporate governance, corporate research and development, entrepreneurship, trade and investment in China. His work has been published in prominent academic journals and books, and some of his research results have also been featured in Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and on CNNfn (CNN Money) and Bloomberg TV. Professor Li has extensive consulting experience with multinational firms, Chinese firms, and the World Bank.

Dr. Li has taught Macroeconomics, Global Economies and Markets, Managerial Economics, and Emerging Markets Finance in MBA, Finance MBA, EMBA, and Global EMBA, and Executive Education programs.

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Greg Gilligan

Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and PGA TOUR China Managing Director

Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and is the lead executive in China serving as PGA TOUR China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as an officer for four consecutive terms from 2011 – 2014.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:05 | Introduction

9:05 - 9:35 | Presentation: China’s Economic Outlook amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

LI Wei, Professor of Economics, Associate Dean of MBA Program, Director of the Case Center, CKGSB

9:35 - 10:15 | Dialogue: Impact of COVID-19 on Chinese and Multinational Businesses

LI Wei, Professor of Economics, Associate Dean of MBA Program, Director of the Case Center, CKGSB

Greg GILLIGAN, Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and PGA TOUR China Managing Director

10:15 - 10:35 | Q&A with Participants

10:35 - 10:40 | Conclusion

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