Seminar - China’s Economy and Asia’s Rise

Conference, Symposium, Forum
  • Prof. Albert F. Park
  • 2024-03-19 ~ 2024-03-19
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Professor Park will assess the cyclical and structural factors affecting China’s growth prospects and how China is impacting economic dynamism in the region. Topics included the implications of China’s recent property sector downturn, how geopolitical fragmentation is affecting China’s trade and investment relationships and growth prospects in the region, and the potential for China to contribute positively to the development of other countries via outbound FDI and by leading on climate change action.

This event is co-organized by Center for Economic Policy (CEP), Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Division of Social Science (SOSC) and Division of Public Policy (PPOL). 


To attend in person, please register here. (Deadline will be on 14 Mar)

To attend the event online, please register here.

Speaker Bio

Albert Park, Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank  

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Albert F. Park is Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Director General of its Economic Research and Development Impact Department. He is chief spokesperson on economic and development trends and leads the production of ADB’s flagship knowledge products and support for regional cooperation fora. 

Mr. Park has more than 2 decades of experience as a development economist and is a well-known expert on the economy of the People’s Republic of China. He has worked on a broad range of development issues including poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, microfinance, migration and labor markets, the future of work, and foreign investment. 

Mr. Park is Chair Professor of Economics, Social Science, and Public Policy at HKUST (on leave). He served as a founding director of HKUST’s Institute for Emerging Market Studies and Center for Economic Policy, and previously held faculty positions at the University of Oxford and University of Michigan. 

A national of the United States, he received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and his doctorate in applied economics from Stanford University 



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