St. Louis Fed Speaker Will Discuss the Choices Ahead for China


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 it further? Or should China's central bank raise interest rates to support the value of the currency?

A “Dialogue with the Fed” lecture at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at 6:30 p.m. May 10, 2016, will address this "trilemma" confronting China. The main speaker will be Christopher J. Neely, an economist and assistant vice president in the research division of the St. Louis Fed. 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 the research division.

The event is full and registration has closed. However, if media would like to attend or interview Neely, please contact Laura Girresch at 314-444-6166 or

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