IMF Global Outlook and China Economy Forecast

Shanghai Institute for National Economy    2017-10-16

IMF Global Outlook and China Economy Forecast

Time: Oct 23, 2017, Monday, 09:30-11:30

Venue: A301 Antai College Building

Host: Zhou Lin, Dean of ACEM


09:30-09:40    Opening remarks by Dean Zhou Lin

09:40-10:20    Keynote speech: IMF Global Outlook and China Economy by Alfred Schipke, IMF Senior Resident Representative and Zhang Longmei, IMF Deputy Resident Representative

10:20-10:30    Comments by Professor Lu Ming from ACEM

10:30-10:40    Comments by Professor Qian Junhui from ACEM

10:40-10:55    Q&A

11:00-11:15    IMF 101 and Job Opportunity introduced by Bai Xuefei, Economist from IMF Beijing Office

11:15-11:30    Q&A

Speaker introduction:

Alfred Schipke is IMF Senior Resident Representative for China. In this capacity he provides policy advice,leads the analytical work of the office, engages with academia, think tanks,and the media, and coordinates the IMF’s training and technical assistance inChina. Previously, he was a division chief in the Asia and Pacific Department,where he coordinated the work on fast growing low-income countries inSouth-East Asia (Frontier Economies) and led missions to Vietnam and theWestern Hemisphere Department in charge of the Latin Caribbean and EasternCaribbean Currency Union (ECCU) divisions. He teaches international trade andfinance at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and hasauthored and edited a number of books and articles. His research focuses oneconomic integration and the linkages between macroeconomics and finance. 

Zhang Longmei is the IMF Deputy ResidentRepresentative for China. Previously, she was a China economist in the Asia andPacific Department based in Washington D.C., where she focused on macroeconomicforecasting, broader China rebalancing and issues on high savings. Beforeworking on China, she has worked on regional issues in the Asia Pacific, andpublished researches in a wide range of areas, including long-termgrowth/middle-income trap, macroprudential policies, corporate leverage, andcapital flows and asset prices. Prior to that, she has worked on thePhilippines, focusing on macro surveillance and labor market issues. She alsoworked on Romania, engaged in IMF program negotiations and reviews. She holds aPhD in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt. 

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