Magazine article Regional Economist

China and Great Recession Are Topics of Next Lectures

Magazine article Regional Economist

China and Great Recession Are Topics of Next Lectures

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The next two presentations in the St. Louis Fed's lecture series for the public will take place Nov. 2 in St. Louis and Nov. 5 in Memphis, Tenn.

The first lecture will be about the industrial revolution in China. St. Louis Fed economist Yi Wen will address:

* How China transformed itself in just 35 years from an impoverished agrarian economy into an industrial powerhouse that produces nearly half of the world's industrial goods.

* Whether other poor nations can emulate China's success.

* What it will take for China to continue its hyper growth and to eventually become a high-income nation.

* What China's development strategy is for the coming decades.

* How the United States can benefit from China's rise.

This presentation will be available for watching over the Internet for those who can't attend in person.

In the second lecture, St. Louis Fed economist Fernando Martin will discuss the Great Recession and its aftermath. …

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