Thank you to everyone who joined us at Economic Outlook in Hong Kong on January 26. If you missed this year’s event, you can watch the recording or read our recap article to explore takeaways.

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Event Description

Two years into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy has seen its ups and downs. Recently, disruptions to the global supply chain have caused massive challenges to the economies of Asia.

Although the supply-chain crunch has eased lately in most parts of Asia, with factories reopening and the production of goods improving, the situation remains tenuous. Labor shortages are leading to fewer manufactured goods, and a rise in COVID-19 cases could threaten to undue much of the progress that has been made.

Speakers

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Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh conducts research on growth and development. He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, as well as the World Bank’s Development Economics Group and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan.

Chang-Tai Hsieh
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Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. He took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure.

Randall S. Kroszner
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Richard Wong, AB ’74, AM ’74, PhD ’81 (Economics)

Professor of Economics, Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, University of Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong has been founding director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research since 1987 and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy since 1999. His research focuses on the political economy of public policy—property, housing, labor, and population—and regional economic development in China. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 2000. He is chairman of the council, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the university.

Richard Wong, AB ’74, AM ’74, PhD ’81 (Economics)

Moderator


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Henny Sender

Managing Director, Senior Advisor, Blackrock Executive Office Asia

Henny Sender is an award-winning journalist who previously served as chief correspondent for international finance at the Financial Times, based in New York and Hong Kong. Before joining the FT in 2007, she was the senior special writer for money and investing at the Wall Street Journal, where she was part of a team that won a Loeb award. Her work has also received a citation from the Overseas Press Club, and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Sender’s book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. 

Henny Sender
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