Explore by…


The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.

Upcoming Session:

China’s Economic Management at the Beginning of the Trump Era: Turbulence Ahead or Steady-As-You-Go

A discussion on China’s economic management at the beginning of the Trump era featuring Leland R. Miller, Co-founder and CEO of the China Beige Book.

In the first weeks of 2016, concern about China’s management of the RMB roiled the financial markets. A new period of turbulence may be ahead as China responds to the incoming Trump administration’s first moves on trade, including the possibility of naming China a currency manipulator. A noted expert on China’s economy and its financial system, Leland Miller will offer his insights on China’s currency strategy in the face of Trump, including Beijing’s efforts to stem unwanted capital outflows. He will also give us his latest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the Chinese economy based on the latest surveys of the China Beige Book. 

Contact us to Participate

About the World Economic Roundtable

The bursting of the American credit bubble in 2008 set in motion a rolling world economic crisis that has moved from America’s financial markets to the Euro-zone and now to China and the emerging economies. This chain of economic developments has brought with it unprecedented policy challenges and has drawn into question the process of globalization itself. The mission of the World Economic Roundtable is two-fold:

  1. to help the business, investment, media, policy and public interest communities better understand the far-reaching changes in the world economy that are resulting from the crisis and from the policy responses to it; and
  2. to advance policy reform ideas that will help lift the world economy out of stagnation and lay the foundations for the next generation of a more widely shared global prosperity.

Founded in 2011, the World Economic Roundtable has sought to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global trade, investment, and employment following the Great Recession. The Roundtable has brought together thought leaders from business, finance, public policy, and academia to discuss critical questions affecting the global economy. The Institute for New Economic Thinking joined New America NYC as a partner of the World Economic Roundtable in 2016. Building on the work of its initial years, World Economic Roundtable will pursue in 2016 a program of discussion and engagement with the world’s business, policy and investment communities that will highlight the best thinking on the ongoing world economic crisis and how to move from stagnation to healthy economic growth.

Steering Committee

    Event location

    The Offices of Akin Gump
    One Bryant Park, 43rd Floor
    Bank of America Tower
    W 42nd St and 6th Ave
    New York City

    Partners and sponsors

    Event Partners


    Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

    • Richard Vague

      Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments

    • Richard Batley

      Head of Macroeconomics, Lombard Street Research

    • Robert Johnson

      Senior Fellow and Director, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

    • Isaac Stone Fish

      Senior Fellow, Asia Society

      Asia Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine

    • Sherle Schwenninger

      Founding Director, World Economic Roundtable

    • Rana Foroohar

      Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times

      Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

    • Jay Pelosky

      Founder & Principal, Pelosky Global Strategies

      Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

    • Jens Nordvig

      Founder, Exante Data and Exante Advisors

    • Leland Miller

      Co-founder & CEO, China Beige Book International