Xi’s China and the US – Looking Further Ahead


Wednesday, April 11, 2018


8:30 am – 9:30 am (8:00 am registration, 8:30 am breakfast buffet)


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch
950 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA90015

Price (includes breakfast): $29.00 Registration closes: April 2, 2018

Discussion: How will US-China trade friction evolve, and could escalation put in danger an otherwise distinctly positive global economic outlook? In China, what do the changes in long-term policy orientation heralded during the 19th Congress mean? How does one reconcile “Socialism with Chinese characteristics” with globalization and further integration of China into the world economy? How does China’s evolution affect the landscape of Asian manufacturing? Regardless, China’s global economic role continues to expand, in absolute terms and relative to that of the US. What are the key ways in which this shows up, and so what? While China is on the rise, US financial markets and the dollar still dominate the global economy. When and how will that change?

About the Speakers:

Louis Kuijs is the Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics (OE), based in Hong Kong. He leads the firm’s Asia research, with a specific focus on China, heading OE’s macroeconomic work and forecasting services. In 2012-2015, he worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as Chief Economist, Greater China, leading research on China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Before that, Louis worked as project director at the Fung Global Institute in Hong Kong, coordinating research on evolving growth patterns in China and India. In 2004-2011, Louis was senior economist at the World Bank Office in Beijing, coordinating the Bank’s macroeconomic work on China and heading its China Quarterly Update. Louis also worked as a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC from 1997 to 2004. Earlier in his career, Louis’ work included macroeconomic forecasting and modeling on countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia at Oxford Economics and research at the University of Amsterdam. Louis holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Drs degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, and a mechanical engineering degree.

Cindy Li is a Senior Supervisory Analyst in the Division of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit 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 a special focus on Greater China and the ASEAN region. Her research interests include financial regulation, financial vulnerability, and economic development. Prior to joining the FRBSF, Cindy 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. Cindy received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside, with research focused on informal finance and economic development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Peking University in China.