Navigating Choppy Waters: China's Economic Decision-Making at a Time of Transition

March 31, 2015 • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT

After 35 years of spectacular growth, the Chinese economy is in the midst of a challenging transition toward a “new normal.” Even as President Xi Jinping has put forward an ambitious and far-reaching economic reform agenda, implementation is struggling against the backdrop of slowing growth and a more pluralized political economy. Whether or not Beijing succeeds or fails in its efforts, China’s economic trajectory in coming years will have a substantial impact on the prospects for U.S. and global growth, as well as on broader American interests in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Simon Chair has recently completed a two-year study of China’s economic decision-making designed to shed light on this important topic and help inform U.S. economic strategy towards a rapidly changing China. We hope you will join us for the rollout of the results of this study and a stimulating discussion of China’s political economy.

Welcoming Remarks and Presentation of Key Findings:
Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Panelists: Economic Policymaking in China
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
He Fan
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences; Senior Economics Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking
Charlene Chu
Partner, China Banks, Autonomous Research
Christopher K. Johnson
Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

Moderated by:      

Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Keynote Presentation:

Madeleine Albright
64th Secretary of State; Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Introduction by:

John J. Hamre
President, CEO & Pritzker Chair, CSIS


Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics