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KE Lecture by Professor Shang-Jin Wei

Publishing Date: 09/09/2015      (Last Update: 09/09/2015)

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DateSeptember 22, 2015
Time6:00 - 7:30pm
VenueWang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

KE Lecture: ADB's Chief Economist on Asian Development Outlook 2015 Update
ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia.

The Asian Development Outlook Update presentation by ADB Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei will address:
•             Economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific
•             Key risks to growth
•             Implications for the outlook of moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China
•             How greater gender equity can enhance Asia’s growth prospects

Date:               September 22, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time:               5:30pm – 6:00pm        Tea Reception
                         6:00pm – 7:30pm        Lecture
Venue:            Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU
Language:       English

Registration:
Please reserve a seat via http://www.fbe.hku.hk/go/shangjinwei. Registration is free of charge. Seats are limited and reservation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Enquiries: fbecomm@hku.hk / (+852) 3917-1692. 

About the speaker: 
Shang-Jin Wei is the Chief Economist and Director General of Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, and leads the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, which publishes ADB’s flagship knowledge products.

Mr. Wei, born in the People’s Republic of China and a national of the United States, has a long and distinguished career in academia and international finance and trade. Before joining ADB he was the N.T. Wang Chair and Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working group on the Chinese economy, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe).

Prior to Columbia University, Mr. Wei was an Assistant Director and Chief of Division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he led the Fund’s policy research and advised on issues in international trade, investment, globalization, and related topics. He was IMF Chief of Mission to Myanmar in 2004.

Mr. Wei served as an advisor on anti-corruption policy and research at the World Bank from 1999 to 2000. He was an assistant and associate professor at Harvard University from 1992 to 1999.

Mr. Wei earned a PhD in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in World Economy from Fudan University in the People’s Republic of China.

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