Critical Conversations with Economists

8:30–9:30 pm
Virtual Seminar


Peking University and BFI-China at the University of Chicago will host a monthly virtual lecture series to convene renowned economists from each institution for lectures on modern economics, including economic growth, financial markets, technology innovations, and international relations. Each lecture will be followed by a critical discussion addressing economic issues facing China and the world today. The series will offer insights into the groundbreaking research being conducted at each institution, evaluate the ever-changing economic and political landscape in the modern world, and expound the societal implications.

On September 29, we will launch the series with a discussion between UChicago Booth School of Business’s Chang-Tai Hsieh and PKU’s Qiao Liu. Future lectures will be posted as speakers are confirmed. Check back often for updates!

The COVID-19 Stimulus Programs in China and the US.


Zhiguo He (Introduction), Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Director, BFI-China

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director, BFI Development Economics Initiative

Qiao Liu, Professor of Finance and Dean; Guanghua School of Management, Peking University