Will the Chinese Economy Slow Down?
Panel discussion with
Dr. Fan Gang, Director, National Economic Research Institute, China
Professor James Mirrlees,Nobel Prize-winning economist
Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Chair, Asia Society (moderator)
China will undergo dramatic changes in its urban-rural population ratio over the next decade as substantial investments are made in urban infrastructure. What impact will this have on economic growth, which has been driven significantly by the abundant supply of rural labor? What are the key factors that could derail China’s economic growth? Can these risk factors be anticipated and hence, neutralized? Should China’s economic growth slow down or even stall, what implications will this have for China and the rest of the world?
Dr. Fan Gang is Director of China's National Economic Research Institute; Professor at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing; Secretary-General of the China Reform Foundation and serves as advisor to numerous organizations, including the People's Bank of China’s Monetary Policy Committee. Dr. Fan graduated from Hebei University and received his Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Sir James Mirrlees won the 1996 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. He is emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and Distinguished Professor-at-Large and Master of Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was previously Edgeworth Professor of Economics at Oxford and has held visiting professorships at MIT, UC Berkeley, and Yale. Professor Mirrlees has also been an advisor to the government of China. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cambridge.
Ronnie C. Chan (moderator) is Co-Chair of the Asia Society and Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committees of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, the Better Hong Kong Foundation, Convenor of the Hong Kong Development Forum and advisor and former Vice President of the China Development Research Foundation of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.