LRCCS Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series/China’s Economic Reform in the Wake of the 19th Party Congress
David Dollar, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, John L. Thornton China Center
China’s economic reform has been stalled for some years and in the meantime financial risks are building up. With leadership issues settled by the 19th Congress, what are the prospects for vigorous economic reform? What are the key problems that Beijing needs to tackle? And how does this affect US-China economic relations?
David Dollar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. He is a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the U.S. Treasury's economic and financial emissary to China. Before his time at Treasury, Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009 was country director for China and Mongolia. His other World Bank assignments primarily focused on Asian economies, including South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. From 1995 to 2004, Dollar worked in the World Bank’s research department. Prior to his World Bank career, Dollar was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA, spending a semester in Beijing teaching at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Co-sponsored by the International Policy Center of the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.