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China’s International Economic Strategy: The Implications of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative for China and the World Economy

Nov 21, 2017 | 16:00 – 17:30 Download .ics

The Manhattan Offices of Akin Gump | New York City

The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.

Upcoming Session:

China’s International Economic Strategy

The Implications of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative for China and the World Economy

A discussion with Earl Carr, Managing Director, Momentum Advisors; Jonathan Crane, CEO, KraneShares; and Patrick Lawrence, columnist, The Nation.

Under Xi Jinping’s leadership, the Belt and Road Initiative (or One Belt, One Road as it is also known) has become the centerpiece of China’s international strategy. Designed to build an interconnected, integrated Eurasia continent, the BRI has the potential to transform the world economy over the next decade or two. This Roundtable will bring together a distinguished group of experts to explore the strategic thinking behind the BRI and its likely consequences for the economies of Asia and Europe as well as for the United States.       

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About the World Economic Roundtable

The bursting of the American credit bubble in 2008 set in motion a rolling world economic crisis that has moved from America’s financial markets to the Euro-zone and now to China and the emerging economies. This chain of economic developments has brought with it unprecedented policy challenges and has drawn into question the process of globalization itself. The mission of the World Economic Roundtable is two-fold:

  1. to help the business, investment, media, policy and public interest communities better understand the far-reaching changes in the world economy that are resulting from the crisis and from the policy responses to it; and
  2. to advance policy reform ideas that will help lift the world economy out of stagnation and lay the foundations for the next generation of a more widely shared global prosperity.

Founded in 2011, the World Economic Roundtable has sought to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global trade, investment, and employment following the Great Recession. The Roundtable has brought together thought leaders from business, finance, public policy, and academia to discuss critical questions affecting the global economy. The Institute for New Economic Thinking became a partner of the World Economic Roundtable in 2016. Building on the work of its initial years, World Economic Roundtable will pursue in 2017 a program of discussion and engagement with the world’s business, policy and investment communities that will highlight the best thinking on the ongoing world economic crisis and how to move from stagnation to healthy economic growth.

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The Manhattan Offices of Akin Gump
One Bryant Park
Bank of America Tower
New York City

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Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

  • Richard Vague

    Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments

    Chair, The Governor's Woods Foundation

  • Richard Batley

    Head of Macroeconomics, Lombard Street Research

  • Robert Johnson

    Senior Fellow and Director, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

  • Isaac Stone Fish

    Senior Fellow, Asia Society

    Asia Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine

  • Sherle Schwenninger

    Founding Director, World Economic Roundtable

  • Rana Foroohar

    Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times

    Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

  • Jay Pelosky

    Founder & Principal, Pelosky Global Strategies

    Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

  • Jens Nordvig

    Founder, Exante Data and Exante Advisors

  • Leland Miller

    Co-founder & CEO, China Beige Book International

  • Iain Begg

    Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics

  • Shahar Shelef

    Director of the Economic and Strategic Affairs Department at the Center for Policy Research, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Kaushik Basu

    C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

    Former Chief Economist, World Bank

  • Kenneth Smith Ramos

    Director of the Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico

  • Diego Gómez Pickering

    Consul General of Mexico to New York City, Estados Unidos Mexicanos

  • Karen Dynan

    Professor of Practice, Harvard University

  • William Emmons

    Lead Economist, Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • Atif Mian

    Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School

  • Xiao Yuqiang

    General Manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, New York Branch

  • Megan Greene

    Managing Director and Chief Economist, John Hancock Financial Services/Manulife Asset Management

  • Patrick Lawrence

    Columnist, The Nation

  • Jonathan Krane

    Chief Executive Officer, KraneShares

  • Earl Carr

    Managing Director, Momentum Advisors