Cracking the China Conundrum |

Cracking the China Conundrum

Evening Talk


China’s rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China’s economy is often wrong. Yukon Huang’s new book provides a holistic and contrarian view of China’s major economic, political, and foreign policy issues. The book addresses widely accepted yet misguided views regarding China’s economy including the implications of its debt and property market bubbles, trade and investment relations with Asia and the West, links between corruption and political liberalization and Beijing’s more assertive foreign policies. Huang explains that such misconceptions arise in part because China’s economic system is unprecedented in many ways and China’s size, regional diversity, and uniquely decentralized administrative system poses difficulties for making generalizations and comparisons.

Dr. Yukon Huang

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Yukon Huang is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington D.C.  He was formerly the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Senior Advisor to the Bank’s Vice-President for East Asia.    His research focuses on China’s economy and its regional and global impact.  Dr. Huang has published widely on development issues affecting China.  He is a featured commentator for the Financial Times on China and his articles are seen frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, and National Interest.  His recent books include East Asia Visions which addresses future prospects for the region and Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia which analyzes how the growth patterns in East Asia have been shaped by spatial and economic factors.  His latest book Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Is Wisdom is Wrong is available from Oxford University Press (July 2017).  He has a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA from Yale University.

Chair Person:

Prof. Danny Quah, Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) & Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

5:15pm - 6:30pm


Seminar Room 4-4,
Level 4,Block B,
Faculty of Law
469G Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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