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At the next event in our Meeting of the Minds series, experts from Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago will come together to discuss the economies of the United States and Asia. 

Our panelists include Chicago Booth professor Austan D. Goolsbee and UChicago professor Dali Yang. Best-selling author Joshua Cooper Ramo will moderate their discussion. Join them to explore commonalities and differences between the economies of the East and the West, including their responses to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Sponsored by Chicago Booth and the Stevanovich Institute, A Meeting of the Minds brings together faculty members from Booth, the humanities, and related fields to help sharpen your capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 24 in Chicago,
Thursday, February 25 in Hong Kong
Time: 6–7 p.m. CST | 8–9 a.m. HKT
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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Featured Speakers

Austan Goolsbee

Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

Booth professor Austan D. Goolsbee serves on the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He previously served in Washington as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He has been named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Dali Yang

Dali Yang

William Claude Reavis Professor, Senior Advisor to the President and Provost on Global Initiatives

UChicago professor Dali Yang is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on the politics and political economy of China. His current projects include studies of social regulation, environmental governance, social and political trust, and state-society relations. Between 2010 and June 2016, he was the founding faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, a university-wide initiative to promote collaboration and exchange.

Event Moderator

Joshua Cooper Ramo

Joshua Cooper Ramo, AB ’92

Co-CEO, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates

In addition to leading a strategic consulting firm in New York, Ramo is a board member for FedEx and Starbucks and the author of the international best-seller The Age of the Unthinkable. His papers on China’s development have been widely distributed in China and abroad. Trained as an economist, Ramo was previously the youngest senior and foreign editor in TIME magazine’s history.