Past Event

U.S. and Global Economy and Trade Relations

March 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On March 21, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a discussion on the U.S. and global economy and trade relations.

Patricia Mosser, Director of the MPA in Economic Policy Management at Columbia SIPA will start the discussion with a brief overview of the current US economic situation, including a short presentation on Fed normalization. She will discuss key upcoming policy choices about the structure of US monetary policy as well as the economic and financial stability risks of normalization for U.S. and the rest of the world. Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at SIPA, will expand upon Professor Mosser's presentation by looking more closely at the European economy, its current status and the future outlook. Merit Janow, Dean of SIPA, will take up the question of global trade tensions and comment upon their ramifications to the US and Chinese economies.



Merit E. Janow is an internationally recognized expert in international trade and investment, with extensive experience in academia, government, international organizations and business. Janow has been a Professor of Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and affiliated faculty at Columbia Law School since 1995. Currently, in addition to being Dean of SIPA, she is also Co-Director of the APEC Study Center and member of the Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.

Patricia Mosser is Director of the MPA Program in Economic Policy Management at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and leads the school's Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy. Previously, Mosser was head of the Research and Analysis Center at the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury Department. Mosser spent over 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was a senior manager at the Fed's open market desk overseeing market analysis, monetary policy implementation, foreign exchange operations, and analysis of financial stability and reform. She received a BA from Wellesley College, an MSc with distinction from the LSE, and a PhD in economics from MIT.

Jan Svejnar is the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University. He focuses his research on (i) the effects of government policies on firms, labor and capital markets; (ii) corporate, national, and global governance and performance; and (iii) entrepreneurship, innovation and investment.

  • The event will be conducted in English.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]