How will China's reform agenda affect the US-China bilateral relationship?  The speaker will be Derek Scissors (University of Chicago 1988 AM Economics, Stanford University, 1994 PhD international Political Economy), senior research fellow on China at the Heritage Foundation.


International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Conference Hall 2 (19th and Pennsylvania Ave)
700 19th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Event Details

Dr. Scissors will give a presentation followed by questions and discussion.


Alumni and Other Guests - $20

Students - $10


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Deadline: 6/19/2013


6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Hors d'oeuvres / cash bar

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Event

Speaker Profiles

Derek Scissors (Speaker)
Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Derek Scissors focuses his studies on the economies of China and India as senior research fellow for economies in Heritage's Asian Studies Center. He also analyzes and comments on broader economic trends in Asia, as well as related challenges facing the United States. Scissors has testified multiple times before both Houses of Congress on topics such as rare earth elements, green energy, trade barriers, and exchange rate disputes between America and China.

Scissors' analysis and commentary have appeared in Foreign Affairs, National Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal's Asia edition and Indian news outlets such as The Hindu. Scissors and his work have also been featured in The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economic Times of India and by news agencies such as The Associated Press, Dow jones, Reuters, and Xinhua.

Television audiences know Scissors as a guest commentator on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox, and Fox Business, MSNBC, and China's CCTV, among other major cable and broadcast outlets. His appearances on radio include Fox Radio, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International. Scissors is also adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the Chinese economy. He has a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in international political economy from Stanford University.


Les Johnson, '98 
VP, DC Chicago Booth Alumni Club

Other Information

Chicago Economics Society contact:  Kevin Cheng, PhD 2002