Myths and facts of the chinese economy

-Breakfast seminar-

  • Starts:08:30, 27 September 2023
  • Ends:10:30, 27 September 2023
  • Location:BI- campus Oslo, room: Red-13
  • Enrolment deadline:20.09.2023
  • Contact:may-britt.moxness@bi.no (May-Britt Moxness)


Key Note: Professor Wang Xiaozu, School of Management, Fudan University.

Introduction and Q&A facilitated by Olav Chen, Head of Allocation and Global Fixed Income at Storebrand Asset Management 

About the seminar 

Is China’s post-covid economic rebound hitting a wall? Is China heading to a demographic disaster? Is the US-China economic decoupling happening? Can China innovate? We will discuss a wide range of short-term and long-term issues facing the Chinese economy. We will also debunk a few myths surrounding the Chinese economy. 

Wang Xiaozu

Wang Xiaozu is a professor of management at Fudan University and an honorary professor at Hong Kong University and BI Norwegian Business School. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Seoul National University. He is an expert in Chinese economy. He has published extensively on Chinese economy in international journals and media outlets. He has also provided training, consulting and board services for many multinational and Chinese companies. He was a consultant at The World Bank. 

Wang Xiaozu received his BA in economics from Peking University and Ph.D. in economics from NYU.  

Olav Chen

Olav Chen serves as the Head of Allocation and Global Fixed Income at Storebrand Asset Management, bringing with him a demonstrated history of excellence in the Asset Management industry. He specializes in Global Tactical Asset Allocation, Macroeconomics, Portfolio Management, Investments, and Asset Management. 

Chen holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Cand. Oecon degree from the University of Oslo. 

He is frequently featured in Norwegian media outlets such as NRK, DN, and E24, where he provides insights as a market commentator on financial topics, particularly within the realm of macroeconomics. His areas of expertise include interest rate developments, real estate pricing, currencies, and international economic conditions. Additionally, he offers commentary on Asian and Chinese economics, further expanding his perspectives on vital markets.