Stephen S. Roach, former Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley and senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, will speak at the World Affairs Forum’s Annual Global Economic Trends Lecture on December 5th. The event is hosted by and will be held at the Pitney Bowes World Headquarters in Stamford.
Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses on “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also address globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.
Mr. Roach’s work has appeared in academic journals and books, and has been disseminated widely in the international media. His opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His most recent book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization, analyses Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s dependence on Western consumers. It was named book of the year by CBN in 2010 – China’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. His forthcoming book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China, examines the risks and opportunities of what is likely to be the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century.