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Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Bert Hofman – A Broad Assessment of the Growth Outlook for China—Will it Meet Xi Jinping’s Goals, Will China Overtake the US? How Will China Seek to Achieve this?

April 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am

Speaker: Bert Hofman, Director, East Asian Institute; Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School, National University Singapore

Commentator: Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management; Professor, Global Economics and Management, MIT

Moderator: Winnie Chi-Man Yip, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Bert Hofman, a Dutch national, is the director of the East Asian Institute at NUS and Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School. Before joining NUS, he has been working with the World Bank for 27 years, 22 of which in Asia, and 12 of which on China. Mr Hofman was the World Bank Country Director for China 2014-2019, the country economist 2004-2008, and the Chief Economist for the World Bank in the East Asia and Pacific region 2011-2014. He also worked on Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Mongolia. Before coming to the World Bank, Mr Hofman worked at the Kiel Institute of World Economics, The OECD and NMB Bank (Now ING). Mr Hofman has extensive experience in advising governments around the region on a wide range of development issues, and he has published on fiscal policy, debt issues, and China’s and Indonesia’s recent economic history.

Also streaming on YouTube


April 27, 2022
9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


Presented via Zoom

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