Dean Merit Janow, Prof. Patricia Mosser, and Prof. Jan Svejnar talk about the U.S. and global economy and trade relations at the Beijing Center

March 21, 2019

On March 21, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing hosted an open discussion on the U.S. and global economy and trade relations featuring Columbia SIPA Dean Merit Janow, Professor Patricia Mosser, and Professor Jan Svejnar.

Dean Janow first gave a welcome speech, introducing the School’s dynamic and international community and its strong connection with China.

Patricia Mosser, Director of the MPA in Economic Policy Management at Columbia SIPA, started the discussion with a brief overview of the current U.S. economic situation, including a short presentation on Fed normalization. She discussed key upcoming policy choices about the structure of U.S. 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, expanded upon Professor Mosser’s presentation by looking more closely at the European economy, its current status, and the future outlook. 

During the Q&A session, three speakers answered questions of global trade tensions and commented upon their ramifications to the U.S. and Chinese economies.

Jacob Lew, former Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S. and Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia SIPA, and David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and co-Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at SIPA, also attended the discussion and shared their insights on Sino-U.S. trade relations.

More than 70 people participated in the event including SIPA alumni, prospective students, and professionals in the relevant industry.