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Fred Hu and Graham Allison – Belfer Center Student and Fellow Session
March 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Student and Fellow Session with Fred Hu, Chairman of Primavera Capital Group, and Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and former Director of the Belfer Center.
Dr. Hu is Chairman and founder of Primavera Capital Group, a China-based global investment firm. He was formerly Partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm’s franchise in the region. He led some of the largest and most significant transactions in the firm’s history.
Described by former US Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson as a “brilliant economist” who understands China’s economy and leaders “better than just about anyone,” Dr. Hu has advised senior members of the Chinese government on financial reform and macroeconomic policy.
Dr. Hu is a respected economist whose main areas of research interest include macroeconomics, international finance and capital markets. He also served as an economist at the I.M.F. in Washington D.C. He has been co-Director at the National Center for Economic Research and Professor at Tsinghua University since 1996, and is a member of the editorial board for several academic journals and a columnist for China’s leading business magazines.
Dr. Hu currently sits on Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. In addition to holding several corporate directorships, he is Chairman of the Nature Conservatory’s China Board, a Trustee of the Yale-China Association, a director of the China Medical Board, a member of the Advisory Committees for the Harvard China Fund, the Stanford Center for International Development, and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University.
Dr. Hu holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
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