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Meet Oxford Economist Linda Yueh: Why does China Miracle Puzzle Economists?

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Since the open-door policy in 1979, China’s economic growth has been impressive, but also puzzling.

It is impressive as the country has celebrated an over-7-percent annual economic growth for decades, growing from one of the poorest countries to the world’s second largest economy.

It is puzzling as China’s growth seems to challenge against classic economic theories: whilst a free and just market is not fully in place, an astonishingly rapid and stable economic growth is still achieved.

How did China make this growth miracle happen and will it continue?

How will China impact the world in the new era, with its technology catch-up, booming outbound investments and new economic visions such as the Belt and Road Initiative?

Linda Yueh, who is a prominent economist and author of China’s Growth, will be joining us to talk about her unique insight into the Chinese economy, its achievement, paradox and prospect.

We are thrilled to hold this Chinese New Year Special event together with Oxford University Press.

About the speaker:

Linda Yueh is an economist, broadcaster, and author.

Dr. Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science's (LSE) foreign policy think tank, the IDEAS research centre, and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University.

She is a TV and radio presenter, including for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, as well as having fronted BBC TV series, such as The New Middle Class, Next Billionaires, and Working Lives.

Dr. Yueh is a Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial, Trustee of the Coutts Foundation, Royal Commonwealth Society, and Malaria No More UK. She is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). She also serves on the Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, and on the Advisory Board of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

She is a widely published author and Editor of the Routledge Economic Growth and Development book series. Her next book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (What Would the Great Economists do?), will be published by Viking/ Penguin Random House in March 2018, and by Picador/ Macmillan in the U.S. in June 2018. A Chinese version will be published by CITIC Press. She is represented by Janklow & Nesbit.

Previously, she was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News and host of Talking Business with Linda Yueh for BBC World TV and BBC News Channel based in Singapore. She had been Economics Editor and anchor at Bloomberg TV in London. She had been an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.

Professor Yueh has advised the World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum in Davos, among others. She was Non-Executive Director of the FTSE-listed companies, JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust and Baillie Gifford's Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. She was previously Co-Chair of the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) of London First; Board Member of London & Partners; and adviser to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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