Country Analysis in 5 basic steps and Understanding Key Economic Data and Concepts

2018-05-16

       Topic£ºCountry Analysis in 5 basic steps and Understanding Key Economic Data and Concepts

¡¡¡¡Speaker£ºMichael Cheah£¬Fordham University£¬Associate Professor

¡¡¡¡Time£º10:00~11:30£¬May 17£¬2018

¡¡¡¡Site£ºEMS A204

¡¡¡¡Abstract£ºEconomics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The economy is about how wealth is created, distributed and consumed. It concerns the ways in which a country produces, distributes and consumes the commodities of life. This lecture will introduce the basic steps in the country analysis and the main concepts used by economists to measure economic phenomena. Furthermore, the lecture will describe how the production of statistics is organized and how can the quality of statistics be assessed.

¡¡¡¡Introduction to the speaker£ºMichael Cheah is Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director for the MS Global Finance program (MSGF). He is the 2017's recipient of the Gabelli School of Business’ graduate-level Stanley Fuchs Award as well as the graduate-level Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence. Professor Cheah has more than 30 years of market experience. Until recently, he was the executive vice president of Capital Position, one of the financial industry’s premier positioning, growth strategy, and global marketing firms. Before that, he worked as the senior vice president and senior portfolio manager responsible for all investment-grade fixed income portfolios at AIG Sun America Asset Management Corp. He also spent 17 years at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was the head of the U.S. Bond Division, Markets, and Investment Department, and chief representative of the New York office. His responsibilities at the monetary authority included managing foreign-exchange reserves and overseeing external relationships with financial and government institutions in the United States. He also has taught global finance and macroeconomics at New York University, where he was senior adviser for the private sector concentration. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science degree in management from London Business School, where he was a Sloan Fellow and a Monetary Authority of Singapore postgraduate scholarship recipient. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager.