with George Magnus, independent economist and commentator, and an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University
We invite George Magnus, independent economist and commentator, and an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University to discuss.
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, and an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University.
He was the Chief Economist, and then Senior Economic Adviser at UBS Investment Bank from 1995-2012, during which time he served for four years as the Chair of the Investment Committee of the pension and life assurance fund. He then served until 2016 as an external senior adviser with clients of the investment bank.
He had previously worked as the Chief Economist at SG Warburg (1987-1995), and before that in a senior capacity before ‘Big Bang’ at Laurie Milbank/Chase Securities, and before that, Bank of America in London and San Francisco.
George received plaudits for identifying a ‘Minsky Moment’ in 2007 prior to the great financial crisis, and is closely followed nowadays for his insights and observations about the global economy. He writes and speaks often about China, which he has visited regularly since 1994, and opines regularly on demographic trends around the world, as well as on key issues nowadays such as Brexit, and the US and world economy. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Prospect Magazine, BBC TV and radio, Bloomberg TV and other outlets. His written work and a blog can be found on his website at www.georgemagnus.com.
George’s current book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy will be published in 2018 by Yale University Press. His earlier books are The Age of Aging (2008), which investigated the effects of the unique experience of demographic change on the global economy; and Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011) which examined the rise of China and other major emerging markets, and questioned controversially the widely accepted narrative that China was destined to rule the world.