Book Forum on "Modernizing China: Investing in Soft Infrastructure"
Please join the Simon Chair in Political Economy and the Freeman Chair in China Studies on February 14, 2017 for a discussion on a new book published by the International Monetary Fund, "Modernizing China: Investing in Soft Infrastructure." As China continues to launch reforms to restructure its economy and promote more efficient growth, it is necessary to invest more in its "soft infrastructure." This volume proposes guidelines for strengthening fiscal and monetary frameworks, continuing reform of state-owned enterprises, developing policy to address financial risks, and improving the dissemination of macroeconomic statistics.
9:00am: Welcome and Introduction
Matthew P. Goodman
Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS
9:05am: Opening Remarks
First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
9:20am: Book Presentation
Presented by editors: Markus Rodlauer, Alfred Schipke, and W. Raphael Lam
9:50am: Panel Discussion
Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
Managing Editor, Caixin Media and Visiting Scholar, 21st Century China Center, University of California San Diego
Director, Master of International Business Program and Director, China Research Center, Georgia State University Director, Master of International Business
Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS
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