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Alicia García Herrero will discuss the following issues:
1. China has been the first in and the first out in terms of the economic impact of the pandemic.
2. The fast recovery, however, masks some important risks for 2021.
3. Regarding the medium term, China's structural deceleration is bound to continue notwithstanding China's innovation efforts. ALICIA GARCÍA HERRERO
Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She is also a Senior Fellow at the European think-tank BRUEGEL and non-resident Research Fellow at the Madrid-based political think-tank Real Instituto Elcano. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and member of the advisory board of the Berlin-based China think-tank MERICS. García Herrero is also advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum and co-founder of Bright Hong Kong.
In previous years, she held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. García Herrero has always combined her professional career with academia, having served as visiting Professor for Johns Hopkins University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and Carlos III University in Madrid.
García Herrero holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books. She is also very active in international media (Bloomberg and CNBC among others)and social media (Twitter, LinkedIn and Weibo). In recognition of her leadership thoughts, she has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.