Economic and Financial Reforms for China: What’s New and Different This Time?


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Los Angeles, CA

Discussion: Today, China is embarking on a complex development path, requiring hard decisions to sustain its growth and stability over the long term. In a conversation setting, Perry Wong, director of research at the Milken Institute and Cindy Li, country manager and analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will discuss what China’s “New Normal” would look like should the ongoing reform agenda be successfully carried out. They will also pinpoint the critical issues, assess the likely pace of reform in both the real economy and the financial sector, and identify major stress points in the economic system.

Cindy Li

Cindy Li
Country Manager & Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Cindy Li is a country manager and analyst at the Country Analysis Unit in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation (BS&R) at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF). In that capacity, she conducts research of Asian financial sectors and produces analyses of Asian foreign banking organizations. In addition, she monitors banking, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia with special focus on China and Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, she was a senior economist at the Milken Institute, where she led numerous research projects on global capital market trends, financial regulations and the Chinese economy. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at major academic and regulator conferences. She is a co-author of The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Meltdown (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Perry Wong

Perry Wong
Director of Research
Milken Institute

Perry Wong is director of research at the Milken Institute. Wong is an expert on regional economics, development and econometric forecasting and specializes in analyzing the structure, industry mix, development and public policies of a regional economy. He designs, manages and performs research on labor and workforce issues, the relationship between technology and economic development, and trade and industry, with a focus on policy development and implementation of economic policy in both leading and disadvantaged regions. Wong is actively involved in projects aimed at increasing access to technology and regional economic development in California and the American Midwest. His work extends to the international arena, where he is involved in regional economic development in southern China, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

Los Angeles
Date: September 4, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch
950 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Price (includes lunch): $40.00
Registration closes: August 29, 2013

Date: September 10, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Price (includes refreshments): $20.00

For more information or inquiries, please contact Chris Sigur at (415) 974-2895.