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Fairbank Center Inaugural Director’s Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Economy

October 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Moderator and Commentator: Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama.

Presenter: Martin Raiser
, World Bank Country Director for China and Mongolia


Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Yang Yao, Professor and Director at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) and Dean of the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University.

Host: Chi-Man (Winnie) Yip, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of the Harvard China Health Partnership; Acting Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

COVID-19 has caused catastrophic economic, social and psychological costs that have far-reaching implications on human welfare. This session examines the effects of COVID-19 on the economy of China, the first country hit by COVID-19 and the first major economy that is gradually re-opening.

This discussion will reference the World Bank’s most recent findings on COVID’s effects on China’s economy. For highlights, or to download the full report, please visit the World Bank’s China Economic Update page.

Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Co-sponsored by the Harvard China Health Partnership.

Part of the Fairbank Center Director’s Seminar Series

Presented via Zoom Webinar


October 30, 2020
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Event Category:


Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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