China and Japan: How Asia’s Economic Giants are Shaping the Region’s Outlook


Wednesday, March 2, 2016


7:30 am – 9:00 am


Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
1301 5th Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA98101

Discussion: Country specialists from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and business leaders from Washington consider the impact China and Japan will have on the broader Asian economy in the coming years. How is China’s rebalancing affecting its trade and financial relationships? What impact is “Abenomics” having on Japanese investment abroad? Does emerging Asia stand to gain from growing economic competition between the two powers? The dialogue will consider the various impacts to the region as well as the prospects for the bilateral Sino-Japanese relationship.

Featured speakers:

Cindy Li
China Analyst, Country Analysis Unit
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Ms. Li conducts research of Asian financial sectors and produces analyses of Asian foreign banking organizations, and monitors banking, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia. Her research interests include financial regulation, financial vulnerability, and economic development.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ms. Li 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. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside,and a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Peking University in China.

Sean Creehan
Japan Analyst, Country Analysis Unit
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mr. Creehan conducts research into Asian financial and economic issues, and monitors financial, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia. His research interests include financial inclusion, cross-border capital flows, and financial technology.

Before joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Creehan worked as a management and strategy consultant advising clients on their investing and operating activities in Asia. He received a master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University.

Phyllis Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ms. Campbell is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho across businesses, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the most senior level to clients. Previously, she served as the President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. Prior to that, she was the President/CEO of U.S. Bank of Washington for over six years.

Ms. Campbell holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington’s Executive MBA Program, a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, as well as Stanford University’s Executive Management Program. She also holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.