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The Economic Impact Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Thursday, May 7,
8:30-9:45pm BJ Time
Thursday, May 7,
8:30-9:45am EST

Participating Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.

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Attention: Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the event is not allowed.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed the greatest challenge to the world economy and its associated geopolitical system since World War II. Focusing on the economic impact and government responses, this talk will cover preliminary evidence on the economic impact of lockdown in China and US, with the emphasis on comparison in different policies and their effectiveness. The potential path of recoveries and the daunting challenges will be discussed, together with pressing issues like emerging market debt and international collaborations.

The Speaker


Zhiguo He
The Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Zhiguo He is a Chinese financial economist serving as the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 2008. He serves the Director of Becker Friedman Institute China and Co-Director of the Fama-Miller Center. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, member of the academy committee at the Luohan Academy, special-term Alibaba Foundation Professor of Finance at Tsinghua University, and a visiting professor at the Yale School of Management (Spring 2020). He earned his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

This event is hosted by Yale Center Beijing.

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