Manufacturing is increasingly fragmented, with supply chains criss-crossing national borders, especially in Asia. As some countries do the precision tasks and others are stuck with low-margin assembly work, the gains are not evenly shared. What can government and business do to benefit most from the global value chains behind products like the iPhone 6 and iWatch? Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist Asian Development Bank, will discuss these questions, as well as sharing the ADB’s latest assessment of the outlook for the region’s major economies.
DATE: Oct 24 (Friday)
VENUE: Embassy of Sweden 3, Dongzhimenwai Dajie
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB at the door for non-members
REGISTRATION: online at www.fccchina.org/events/24102014
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Shang-Jin Wei is the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, and chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends. He was born in the People’s Republic of China and is now a national of the United States. Before joining the ADB he held positions at Columbia University, the International Monetary Fund and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Mr. Wei earned a PhD in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in the World Economy from Fudan University in China.