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Albert Park: China’s Economy and Asia’s Rise

A discussion on China’s growth prospects and its regional impact.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions (SCCEI)
Stanford King Center on Global Development

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
5:00pm - 6:00pm PST


Gunn SIEPR Building

This event is open to:

General Public

On Wednesday, November 15, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions (SCCEI), and the King Center on Global Development co-hosted a discussion with Dr. Albert Park. Park assessed the cyclical and structural factors affecting China’s growth prospects and how China is impacting economic dynamism in the region. Topics included the implications of China’s recent property sector downturn, how geopolitical fragmentation is affecting China’s trade and investment relationships and growth prospects in the region, and the potential for China to contribute positively to the development of other countries through its Belt and Road Initiative and by leading on climate change action.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Reception
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A, moderated by Mark Duggan

About the Speaker:

Albert Park, Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank

Albert Park

Albert F. Park is Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Director General of its Economic Research and Development Impact Department. He is chief spokesperson on economic and development trends and leads the production of ADB’s flagship knowledge products and support for regional cooperation fora. Mr. Park has more than 2 decades of experience as a development economist. A well-known expert on the economy of the People’s Republic of China, he has directed a number of large-scale research projects in the country. He has also served as an international consultant for the World Bank and a member of the steering committee for the Asia -Pacific Research Universities’ Population Ageing Hub. Mr. Park has worked on a broad range of development issues including poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, microfinance, migration and labor markets, the future of work, and foreign investment. Mr. Park is Chair Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Policy at HKUST (on leave). Previously, he served as a founding director of HKUST’s Institute for Emerging Market Studies, professor at the University of Oxford, and associate professor at the University of Michigan. He has also held editorial positions at a number of leading economic journals. A national of the United States, he received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and his doctorate in applied economics from Stanford University.

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