PROFESSOR ANN LEE

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Topic: Economics & Geopolitics

Expertise: China’s Economic Relations, China’s Economy

Ann Lee is an internationally recognized leading authority on China’s economic relations.   Ann is the author of the book What the U.S. Can Learn from China, an award winning international bestseller, and the book Will China’s Economy Collapse?  She is also a former visiting professor at Peking University and an adjunct professor at New York University and Pace University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives.

She consults with policymakers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. about U.S.-China relations, international finance and trade, and China’s political economy.  She also sits on the board of Coterie and on the advisory boards of a number of startups.

In addition to television and radio appearances on MSNBC, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, NPR, CCTV, the BBC among many others, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The New York Times,The Financial TimesThe Wall Street JournalNewsweekBusinessweekForbes, Harvard Business ReviewThe American Prospect,  The American Banker, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, and China Newsweek.

She has been quoted in dozens of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences around the world.  A former investment banker in high yield bonds and technology stocks as well as a partner and credit derivatives trader at multi-billion dollar hedge fund firms, she studied at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.

Professor Ann Lee is host of a new TV show Channel C, a 30-minute weekly show aired on Direct TV by CounterPoint Media, LLC , a Wall Street Multimedia, Inc. production. Channel C, a ground-breaking new program, will help bridge the knowledge gaps and facilitate communication. This program offers insiders’ perspectives in an accessible way, and the audience will develop a more informed view of what makes this fascinating country tick.

Published on Jun 16, 2017

The Asia Scotland Institute interviewed Professor Ann Lee during her visit to Edinburgh. In her most recent book, ‘Will China’s Economy Collapse?’, she explains why China’s economy will not sink us all and what policy options it is drawing on to mitigate against such a catastrophic scenario.

She has been quoted in hundreds of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences around the world. A former investment banker in high yield bonds and technology stocks as well as a partner and credit derivatives trader in two multi-billion dollar hedge fund firms, Ann is also the author of the book What the U.S. Can Learn from China, an award winning international bestseller, and her most recent book Will China’s Economy Collapse? She is an active member of the Authors Guild and the Pen America Society.

She attended U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.

Published on Jan 4, 2017

NYU Professor Ann Lee sits down with GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) to discuss U.S.-China relations, trade in the South China Sea, the Paris Climate Agreement, and more.

BOOKS

While America is still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, a high unemployment rate, and a surge in government debt, China’s economy is the second largest in the world, and many predict it will surpass the United States’ by 2020. President Obama called China’s rise “a Sputnik moment”—will America seize this moment or continue to treat China as its scapegoat?

Mainstream media and the U.S. government regularly target China as a threat. Rather than viewing China’s power, influence, and contributions to the global economy in a negative light, Ann Lee asks, What can America learn from its competition?

Why did China recover so quickly after the global economic meltdown? What accounts for China’s extraordinary growth, despite one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world? How does the Chinese political system avoid partisan rancor but achieve genuine public accountability? From education to governance to foreign aid, Lee details the policies and practices that have made China a global power and then isolates the ways the United States can use China’s enduring principles to foster much-needed change at home.

This is no whitewash. Lee is fully aware of China’s shortcomings, particularly in the area of human rights. She has relatives who suffered during the Cultural Revolution. But by overemphasizing our differences with China, the United States stands to miss a vital opportunity. Filled with sharp insights and thorough research, What the U.S. Can Learn from China is Lee’s rallying cry for a new approach at a time when learning from one another is the key to surviving and thriving.

Winner of the Gold IPPY award in the category of current events.

 

The recent downturn in the Chinese economy has become a focal point of global attention, with some analysts warning that China is edging dangerously close to economic meltdown. Is it possible that the second largest economy in the world could collapse and drag the rest of the world with it?

In this penetrating essay, Ann Lee explains both why China’s economy will not sink us all and the policy options on which it is drawing on to mitigate against such a catastrophic scenario. Dissecting with realistic clarity the challenges facing the Chinese economy, she makes a compelling case for its continued robustness in multiple sectors in the years ahead.