Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates and Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, debate whether China's economy is headed for a crash. Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, moderates the program.
Jim Chanos is founder, president and managing partner of Kynikos Associates. As the largest exclusive short-selling investment firm, Kynikos provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. Throughout his investment career, Chanos has identified and sold short the shares of numerous well-known corporate financial disasters. His celebrated short-sale of Enron shares was dubbed by Barron's as "the market call of the decade, if not the past 50 years."
Stephen S. Roach Ph.D.
Stephen S. Roach holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.
After earning his Ph.D., Roach was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
From 1972 until 1979, Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., where he supervised the preparation of the official Federal Reserve projections of the U.S. economy. From 1979 until joining Morgan Stanley, Roach was Vice President for Economic Analysis for the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company in New York.
Roach has been with Morgan Stanley since 1982, and has been the investment bank's chief economist since 1991 and has served as head of the firm's global team of economists in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Paris.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.