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Choices for China; Consequences for Us (Memphis)

Registration for this event is closed.

Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Memphis Branch of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
200 N. Main St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103

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. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis economist Christopher J. Neely will address this "trilemma" confronting China at this Dialogue with the Fed event, to be held at the Memphis Branch of the St. Louis Fed.

Dr. Neely is an economist and assistant vice president in the Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He will be joined by John Chen, chief operation officer of Sunshine Enterprise, Inc. for a panel discussion. Sunshine focuses on the wholesale and distribution of Chinese construction and industrial equipment in North America and other developed countries. Douglas Scarboro, vice president and regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the St. Louis Fed will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and will close April 29 or as soon as all seats are filled.

For more information, contact Joann Harris at 901-531-5101 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.