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May 6, 2015

Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum

China-US Relations — An Unsustainable Codependency

featuring Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive

The US and Chinese economies are locked in an uncomfortable embrace: Both have become overly reliant on the other in driving their respective growth models.  As is the case in the psychology of human relationships, economic codependency leads to frictions, imbalances, and  the ultimate break-up.  Drawing on his new book, "Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China" Roach will argue that both the United States and China are now exhibiting classic symptoms of an unsustainable codependency.  The challenge for the two countries is to address this shared pathology through a fundamental rebalancing of their economic growth models.  There is enormous opportunity if they pull it off.  There is great risk if they don’t.

Copies of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China will be available for sale and book signing.

This lecture is part of the Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum series. 

Registration required. Please register here.


May 13, 2015

2015 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing

presented to Professors Bruce Greenwald and Joseph Stiglitz

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive, New York

Most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital — that’s the common narrative. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. How countries learn and become more productive is key to understanding how they grow and develop, especially over the long term.

In their recent book, “Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress” (Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture Series, 2014), Columbia Business School Professors Joseph Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald spell out the implications of this insight for both economic theory and government policy. For this work, the two authors have been awarded the 2015 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing. They will be recognized on Wednesday, May 13 with a ceremony and live Q&A held in Faculty House on Columbia University’s Morningside campus.

Registration is required. Please register here.

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Now accepting applications for the Laidlaw Chazen Travel Fund, a stipend for CBS students participating in 2015-16 Chazen Institute travel programs.
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Registration now open for “China-US Relations: An Unsustainable Codependency” with Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale University. May 6, 6 p.m.
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See Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald in a Q&A on their new book, “Creating a Learning Society” winner of the 2015 Eccles Prize for Economic Writing. May 13, 6 p.m.
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