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Melbourne: Partner Event - Managing China’s Transition to the “New Normal” - Why Monetary Easing is Needed to Avoid a Deep Slump

07 July 2015

Old Geology South, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Melbourne


Presented by: Dr Guonan Ma (Fung Global Institute)


Chair: Professor Ross Garnaut


In this presentation, Dr Guonan Ma takes on the heated policy debate raging since 2014 on whether monetary easing is a sign of retreat on economic reform that feeds excessive investment and slows down restructuring, and argues instead that monetary easing —a policy shift that began in late 2014, is important for short-term economic stability as well as providing a congenial context for reform to the new model of growth.


Dr Guonan MA is a senior fellow at the Fung Global Institute (Hong Kong) and a non-resident scholar at Bruegel (Brussels). Prior to his retirement, he was a senior economist at the Hong Kong Office of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for fourteen years. Before joining the BIS in 2001, he was a chief North Asia economist for about ten years at various investment banks, including Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. Prior to his investment bank career, he was a lecturer and research fellow at the Australian National University for four years following his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Pittsburgh (1990). Dr Ma was born in China where he obtained his undergraduate degree in economics at Beijing University (1982).


Attendance is free however registration is essential to china-centre@unimelb.edu.au


Date: Tuesday 7 July 2015


Time 5.00pm to 6.30pm


Venue: Old Geology South, Theatre 2, University of Melbourne