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"China's Place In the Global Financial Crisis" Subject of Pomona College Lecture

Calla Weimer, economist and consultant to the Asian Development Bank, will discuss “China’s Place in the Global Financial Crisis” in a lecture at Pomona College, to be held on Thursday, November 13 at noon.

Mounting payment imbalances between the U.S. and China led to the global financial crisis, and Weimer will examine China’s place in the meltdown. China’s observers blame U.S. monetary policy run amok, while some in the U.S. blame China’s exchange rate. Weimer will address the question as to whether China was a contributor, victim, or could be a possible savior.

In addition to consulting, she is a visiting scholar at the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and a researcher at the National University of Singapore East Asian Institute. Weimer is co-authoring a forthcoming macroeconomics textbook about emerging Asia.

Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase by community members for $6. There is no cost for students, faculty and staff. This event is sponsored by the International Relations Colloquium of Pomona College and The Pacific Basin Institute, and will be held at Oldenborg Dining Hall (Pomona College, 350 N. College Way, Claremont).

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.