Yasheng Huang is a professor of political economy and international management at MIT, where he holds the International Program Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business in the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of several books in English and Chinese, including “Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics," which was named an Economist book of the year. Huang also holds special professorship appointments at Fudan University and Hunan University and fellowships at Tsinghua University and the World Economic Forum. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and OECD.
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"With US President-elect Donald Trump’s help, the “Chinese Century” may arrive sooner than anyone expected. By openly engaging with Taiwan, pointlessly pillorying China, and dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump is simultaneously provoking and empowering Asia's rising hegemon."
"Maybe Mr. Ma, 54, knows something that Mr. Putin does not. Two of the three forces, globalization and marketization, that have propelled Alibaba to its current $500 billion valuation are dissipating. The third force, technology, is mired in the trade war between China and the United States, and its prospects in China are now uncertain."
Yasheng Huang speaks at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival and argues that "a trade war would negatively affect the interest of U.S. consumers, companies, and the financial system of the United States.”
"Amna Nawaz talks with David Honig of Indiana University McKinney Law School and Yasheng Huang of MIT's Sloan School of Management."
"It is unlikely that a democratic China would beat today's China in GDP growth, but at least the growth would be more inclusive. The benefits would flow not just to the government and to a small number of connected capitalists but to the majority of the Chinese population, because a well-functioning democracy advances the greatest good for the most possible."
Yasheng Huang speaks about the relationship between democracy and economic growth, particulalry in the Chinese context.
"Yasheng [Huang] was a speaker at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend, where he delivered a talk with David Rothkopf on China’s Belt and Road Initiative."