Macro-Trade-Development Linkages


Moderator: Min Zhu


Dr. Min Zhu is currently the Chairman of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University, he is also a board trustee member of the World Economic Forum. Dr. Zhu was a Deputy Managing Director at IMF from July 2011 to July 2016. Dr. Zhu was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, and prior to his service at China’s Central Bank, he served as a Group Executive Vice President of the Bank of China. Dr. Zhu also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University. 

Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D and M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in economics from Fudan University. Dr. Zhu was awarded as China Economic Leader in 2014, as Global Influential Chinese in 2015, and as CFV-10 year Global Financial Leader in 2016.

Keyu Jin


Dr. Keyu Jin is an associate professor of economics at the London School of Economics, where she researches on topics of globalization and the Chinese economy. She is from Beijing, China, and holds a B.A., M.A., and PhD from Harvard University.  Her multiple academic works on international macroeconomic and China have been published in the top journals in Economics, such as the American Economic Review. She sits on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies, and is a columnist for Project Syndicate and Caixin magazine—the main economics and finance magazine in China. She serves as a non-executive director to Richemont Group, and is on the Medici Committee for Amundi. In the past, she has consulted for the World Bank, the IMF, the New York Fed, Goldman Sachs, and other financial institutions.

Paul Krugman


Paul Krugman is a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where he is a fellow at the Stone Center for the Study of Socioeconomic Inequality, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He previously taught at MIT, Stanford, and Princeton. He is the author or co-author of many academic papers and numerous books aimed at both professional and general audiences, including Market Structure and Foreign Trade, Geography and Trade, and The Return of Depression Economics.

In recognition of his work on international trade and economic geography, Krugman received the John Bates Clark award of the American Economic Association in 1991, the Prince of Asturias award for social sciences in 2004, and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008.

Dani Rodrik


Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries. He is the recipient of the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council and of the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017, forthcoming). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007).

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