AGD2021 explored key aspects of the global economy including digitalization and sustainability and how Asia can drive the post-pandemic recovery and reinvigorate multilateral cooperation.
Discover more about the study by Nico Voigtländer and Sebastian Ottinger (UCLA) and find out why rulers mattered only where their power was largely unconstrained.
This inaugural Vogel Asia Dialogue will be hosted by Dr Victor K Fung and Professor James Robson with a keynote speech to be delivered by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam of Singapore. They will be joined by a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from Harvard and Asia. Join us online to celebrate the life and work of Professor Ezra Vogel.
As the world struggles to emerge out of the pandemic, what are the lessons to learn from the global effort to address this cataclysmic crisis?
Many would agree that GDP fails to accurately capture the importance of climate action, sustainability, inclusivity, global cooperation and even happiness — but what about alternatives such as having a One-Earth balance sheet?
Economies need growth to produce resources for post-Covid-19 recovery, but there is also demand for a higher quality of growth that is compatible with human and environmental wellbeing. How are Asia’s key economies taking on the challenge to reshape and reset for the future? What new expectations and opportunities are being created for companies and supply chains that can help deliver the sustainable economy?
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In 2020, real estate giant Evergrande outlined a bold plan for itself - it was going to conquer Tesla. But the real estate giant is now $305 billion in debt, and still hasn't sold a single car. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's electric-vehicle business in Insider.
Evergrande is on tenterhooks with its creditors – inside and outside China – its suppliers, its employees and the thousands of families who invested their savings in buying homes and now fear being ruined. "Chinese government officials have been busy intervening and actively working on a feasible restructuring plan," says Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, in BBC News.
The real estate developer Evergrande once binged on debt. Now the music has stopped, investors are panicking and experts are warning of an imminent failure. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's latest development in The New York Times.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence sees ample reason to worry that future global growth and development are in peril.
Getting the whole spectrum of governments, academia and civil society to track “natural capital” would help create shared efforts toward solving shared problems like the climate crisis. Asia Global Institute's Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng explains the need for a "One-Earth Balance Sheet" in Noema.