Podcast: Ian Shepherdson on the U.S.-China Trade War and China's Mounting Economic Challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party has long based its political legitimacy on successfully guiding the country’s extraordinary economic development. Over the past decade, however, China’s economic growth has decelerated significantly, raising concerns within China’s leadership about social stability and national security. Tune in as Ian Shepherdson, founder and chief economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics, shares his perspective with C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy on China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the U.S.-China trade war.

December 10, 2019 — 25 min
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Elizabeth C. Economy

C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies Full Bio

Episode Guests

Ian Shepherdson

Founder and Chief Economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics

Show Notes

China’s ruling Communist Party has long based its political legitimacy on successfully guiding the country’s extraordinary economic development. Over the past decade, however, China’s economic growth has decelerated significantly, raising concerns within China’s leadership about social stability and national security. Tune in as Ian Shepherdson, founder and chief economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics, shares his perspective with C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy on China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the U.S.-China trade war.

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