Tuesday, October 10

Decoding China: The Chinese Economic Miracle, Interrupted?

time icon5:30 pm to 8:00 pm CDT

location iconBooth School of Business Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL 60611

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Is the once high-flying Chinese economy losing steam? Will China innovate its way out of its economic quandary like in the past or stumble into stagnation like Japan did in the 1990s?

There’s no question more consequential than what’s happening to the world’s second-largest economy—its current and future prospects affect global capital, global companies, and global politics.

Yet it has become ever more challenging to get clear answers to these questions. Three years of the pandemic have dried up foreigners’ regular travel to China, limiting access to on-the-ground observations. The firehose of information on China, often contradictory, increasingly leaves investors and policymakers wondering how to separate the noise from the signal. Until now.

Join the Paulson Institute (PI) and the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute—China (BFI-China) for “The Chinese Economic Miracle, Interrupted?” to get insight into what’s really going on in the Chinese economy and the choices confronting the Chinese leadership. This live podcast recording will feature a conversation between Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Kaiser Kuo (Sinica), Lizzi C. Lee (The Signal), and Damien Ma (The Paulson Institute).

PI and BFI-China are delighted to collaborate with The China Project on a live Sinica Podcast conversation. An additional portion of the event will feature an interactive and fun competition involving the attendees.

5:30-6:15 pm
Networking Reception

6:15-7 pm
Live Sinica Podcast on “The Chinese Economic Miracle, Interrupted?”

7-7:15 pm

7:15-7:45 pm
China Peril! A Game Show with Chinese Characteristics

Post-event networking

*This event is free and public, but space is limited. You must register to attend this event. The event will be video recorded.

Decoding China is a PI/BFI-China joint initiative that aims to bring relevant and thought-provoking global affairs programming, live and in-person, to both the University of Chicago and the greater Chicago professional community.

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Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business and BFI-China   

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Kaiser Kuo

Host of Sinica, The China Project   

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Lizzi C. Lee

Economist and Host of The Signal, The China Project   

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Damien Ma

Managing Director of MacroPolo, Paulson Institute