Pier Carlo Padoan, Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Richard Herd, Senior Economist, Head of China and India Desk, Economics Department, OECD
The OECD’s first survey of the Chinese economy in five years looks at how the country has weathered the global crisis and assesses the challenges ahead. Its recommendations cover a range of issues from monetary policy and financial market opening to competition and social security. The report also looks at reforms needed to boost labour mobility, improve health care and ensure a sustainable pension system.
DATE: Tuesday 2 February 2010
TIME: 12:00 – 13:30
VENUE: Delegation of the European Union, Beijing
No.15 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600 (map)
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Pier Carlo Padoan
Pier Carlo Padoan joined the OECD as Deputy Secretary-General in June 2007. He has subsequently taken on the additional post of chief economist. An Italian national, Mr. Padoan has been key to the development of the OECD’s response to the economic crisis and to the organisation’s work on innovation and green growth.
Prior to joining the OECD, Pier Carlo was Professor of Economics at the University La Sapienza of Rome, economic advisor to the Italian Prime Minister for international economic policies, and Director of the Fondazione Italianieuropei, a policy think-tank focusing on economic and social issues. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Padoan was the Italian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, with responsibility for Italy, Greece, Portugal, San Marino, Albania and Timor Leste. He served as a member of the Board and chaired a number of Board Committees. During his mandate at the IMF, he was also in charge of European Co-ordination. Mr. Padoan has held various academic positions in Italian and foreign universities, including at the University of Rome, College of Europe (Bruges and Warsaw), Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Urbino, Universidad de la Plata, and University of Tokyo.
The main author of this survey, Mr Herd is currently responsible for economic analysis of the Chinese and Indian economies in the Economics Department of the OECD.
He wrote the first OECD economic surveys of both of these countries in 2005 and 2007 respectively and supervised a report on Chinese public expenditure policies.
He was previously in charge of analysis of the United States, Japanese and Korean economies.
He was a visiting scholar at the former Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo in the 1990s and has written a number of papers that have been cited in many countries. Prior to working at the OECD, Mr Herd was employed by the Foreign Office and Bank of England in London. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and is British.