On November 28, 2012, a group of University of Chicago-affiliated economists delivered remarks in an opening session at the 10th Caijing Annual Conference in Beijing. The finance and economics conference, sponsored by China’s Caijing magazine and themed “Forecasts and Strategies,” brought together experts and industry luminaries from across China and the world. The first conference panel, which was convened after Wang Boming (editor-in-chief of Caijing and chairman of SEEC Media Group) and John Howard (former Prime Minister of Australia) delivered opening speeches, featured a group of economists who are either alumni or current faculty members of the University of Chicago.
The panel was entitled “An Economic Outlook for China, the U.S., and the World Economy” and was moderated by Sunil Kumar, Dean and Professor at UChicago’s Booth School of Business. The panelists were Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a professor at the Booth School; Randall Kroszner, former member of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, and also a Booth School professor; and Francis Lui (UChicago AB ’75), Associate Dean, Head of the Department of Economics, and professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. The two-day conference included numerous sessions on a range of international financial and legal topics and culminated in closing addresses by Tony Blair (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) and Dai Xiaojing (president of SEEC Media Group).