Top economist to speak about China’s financial climate, April 12

The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University will welcome Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s most influential economists, for a public lecture on “The Changing Financial Climate in Asia: China’s Growing Role in the World,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street.

Roach is a Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer with the Jackson Institute and the Yale University School of Management. He has spent 30 years in senior positions at Morgan Stanley – the bulk of that time as chief economist and more recently as chairman of the firm’s Asian businesses. He retired at the end of last month as the Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Roach’s current research covers a broad range of topics, with recent emphasis on globalization, the emergence of China, productivity and the macro paybacks of information technology. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and on the op-ed pages of The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape policy from Beijing to Washington.

His most recent book, “The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization,” analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s dependences on Western consumers. It was recently named book of the year by CBN – China’s equivalent of The Wall Street Journal.

Seating is limited. For more information, contact GSOM at 508-793-7543; 7670.

Clark’s Graduate School of Management, founded in 1982, is located at the main campus of the University and has a satellite facility in Southborough. The business school, which serves approximately 500 students, has been consistently ranked as a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.