Contemporary China Speakers Series: “China’s Economy: Powerhouse, Menace, or the Next Japan?”—May 16

The Paulson Institute and Chicago Harris invite you to join our lecture and discussion series on contemporary China.


China’s Economy: Powerhouse, Menace, or the Next Japan?

Arthur Kroeber
Founding Partner & Head of Research, Gavekal Dragonomics

In the last three decades China has surged from impoverished backwater to become the world’s second-biggest economy and largest trading nation. Yet as the recent tumult on global markets shows, China risks destabilizing the world as it makes the hard shift from an investment-driven to a consumer-oriented economy. The headwinds of a rapidly aging population, a battle against rampant corruption and an enormous national debt are also slowing the country’s growth. Will China mature into a global economic leader, trigger a crisis, or stagnate like Japan? Arthur Kroeber, one of the world’s leading commentators on the Chinese economy, will tackle these tough questions.

Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know was published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

Moderated by Evan Feigenbaum,
Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute

Monday, May 16, 2016
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
The Quadrangle Club, Library
1155 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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Box lunches will be provided to registered students.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.