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Choices for China; Consequences for Us

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Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: Reception: 6 p.m. (Light fare will be served.)
Presentation and Q&A: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

As economic growth in the world's most populous country slows, its leaders face some tough policy choices. Should Chinese authorities further restrict Chinese from investing abroad? Should China release its grip on the exchange value of its currency, devaluing further—or should China's central bank raise interest rates to support the value of the currency? The choices China makes may have significant consequences for Americans.

The next installment in our evening lecture series for the public will address this "trilemma" confronting China. Our main speaker will be Christopher J. Neely, an economist and assistant vice president in the Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Following his presentation, Neely will be joined by two of his colleagues for a panel discussion: Cletus C. Coughlin, who is an economist, senior vice president and chief of staff to President and CEO James Bullard; and YiLi Chien, a senior economist in our Research division.

The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and will close May 4 or as soon as all seats are filled.

For more information, contact Valerie Coleman at 314-444-8310 or at

This presentation is part of the St. Louis Fed's evening discussion series, called Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines. Previous presentations are available at this site.