Yukon Huang

Senior Fellow Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Former World Bank Director for China

Yukon Huang is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C. and a noted expert on China’s economy and its regional and global impact. He was formerly the World Bank’s Country Director for China. He is an advisor to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and various governments and corporations. Dr. Huang has published widely on US-China economic and foreign policy issues. His articles are seen frequently in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. His latest book is Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong (Oxford University Press). He has a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA from Yale University.

Sessions With Yukon Huang

Monday, 7 March

  • 05:00pm - 05:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 11:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 11:40 pm

    Geopolitics: World in turmoil

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    This year presents prospects of a centrifugal world dynamic that pulls countries apart politically, heightening security concerns and economic tensions. The character of the United States-China relationship may define the course of global leadership for the twenty-first century. Russia’s conflict with Ukraine could rattle Europe’s security and economic future in ways not seen since the end of the Cold War. International cooperation has faltered in the Middle East. Will the domestic politics of major powers continue to accelerate these centrifugal forces? Are hot wars inevitable? Or can international leaders and institutions create pathways to stability? 
  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    The Great Supply Chain Disruption

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain

    What is unfolding in supply chains is not only disruptive, it is also historic. This is the first major disjunction in the highly integrated supply chain system that has developed over the last three decades of globalization. The intense new debate on inflation adds to the urgency to understand what is ahead for supply chains in 2022. Supply chains used to be something that only supply chain managers talked about. Now they are of deep concern to everyone from consumers waiting for their deliveries to retailers, major manufacturers, prime ministers, and presidents. And they have profound implications for energy production as well as demand. What are the prospects for delays and disruptions for manufacturers and deliveries? Will constraints persist—on container shipping networks, computer chips, and more? What are the implications for labor shortages and the push to automation? What are the operational and strategic responses?