30 April, 2014 | (01 hr)

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The business environment in China will continue to be difficult for MNCs, and policy makers will face a starker tradeoff between supporting growth and enacting market-driven reform. Part of China’s increased volatility is a natural byproduct of an economy that is undergoing a structural transition in growth. However, a large portion of China’s current financial difficulties are self-inflicted.

In this webcast we will discuss China’s financial vulnerabilities, where they come from, and the implications for growth and reform in the world’s second largest economy.

Who Should Attend: Senior-level executives whose strategy, planning, and/or supervisory responsibilities include China


Andrew Polk

Andrew Polk
Senior Economist
China Center for Economics and Business

Andrew Polk is a senior economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific region. His research focus has include...Full Bio

Nicholas Consonery

Nicholas Consonery
Director, Asia
The Eurasia Group

Nicholas Consonery leads all China-focused analytic and consulting work at Eurasia Group. He specializes in economic and financial policies in mainland China and in regional geopolitics. He also drives broader Asia-related work for the company, including monitoring financial sector regulation thr...Full Bio

Ethan Cramer-Flood

Ethan Cramer-Flood (Moderator)
Associate Director, China and Asia Programs
China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Ethan Cramer-Flood is the China Program Specialist based in The Conference Board's New York City headquarters. He liaises with the Beijing-based China Center for Economics and Business and coordinates the two Conference Board China Councils in the US and Europe. Previously Cramer-Flood served as ...Full Bio

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