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BFI-China and Peking University host a monthly virtual lecture series to convene renowned economists from each institution for lectures on modern economics, including economic growth, financial markets, technology innovations, and international relations. Each lecture will be followed by a critical discussion addressing economic issues facing China and the world today. The series offers insights into the groundbreaking research being conducted at each institution, evaluate the ever-changing economic and political landscape in the modern world, and expound the societal implications.

All times are listed in Central Standard Time.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:30 am - 8:30 am
The COVID-19 Stimulus Programs in China and the US
Zhiguo He (Introduction), Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Director, BFI-China
Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director, BFI Development Economics Initiative
Qiao Liu, Professor of Finance and Dean, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Thursday, November 12, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
How Should Climate Change Uncertainty Impact Social Valuation and Policy?
Lars Peter Hansen, The David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and Statistics, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business; Director of BFI's Macro Finance Research Program
Pengfei Han (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Finance, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Financial Regulation of European Football
Konstantin Sonin, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Harris Public Policy; Co-Director of BFI Political Economics Initiative
Shuo Liu (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University