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Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach

Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Relations, Yale University

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16 January
CHANGING THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE: PROSPECTS FOR US-CHINA RELATIONS Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213

“UNBALANCED: THE CODEPENDENCY OF AMERICA AND CHINA” Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213

Biography

Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley and was long one of Wall Street’s most influential economists.

Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.”

His latest book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014) examines the risks and opportunities of the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century. His 2009 book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s excess dependence on overextended Western consumers.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Mr. Roach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the China Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Economics Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin.