About the Asia Financial Forum (AFF) series:
The AFF is a Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco luncheon program for the business and banking community in the 12th District that highlights the importance of Asia’s links to the United States through expert presentations by speakers from around the world. Forums are held at the Reserve Bank’s San Francisco headquarters, and at its branches in Los Angeles and Seattle.
About David Hale: David Hale is a Chicago-based global macroeconomist. He is founding chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc., whose clients include asset management companies, hedge funds, and multinational corporations worldwide.
About Lyric Hughes Hale: Lyric Hughes Hale is a writer and contributor to a range of publications. "China Takes Off", published in Foreign Affairs in 2003 and written jointly with her husband, David Hale, is one of the most oft-cited surveys of China's economic ascendency.