The New China Playbook

Key information

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Russell Square: College Buildings

About this event

Dr Keyu Jin will discuss her new book, which burrows deep into the mechanisms of China's unique political economy model; examine Chinese households, firms, government, the financial system that together make up a dynamic and often quixotic economic landscape.

From the puzzling high saving rate to the rollercoaster stock market returns, from implications of China's one child policy to its technological and innovative drive, Dr. Jin's book takes a nuanced, clear-eyed, and data-based look inside. 

About the speaker

Dr Keyu Jin is an associate professor (with tenure) of Economics at the London school of Economics  Keyu is from Beijing, China, and holds a B.A., M.A. and PhD from Harvard University. Her research focuses on international macroeconomics and trade, and the Chinese economy, exploring questions such as technological competition between China and the rest of the world, what governments' optimal policies should be in the context of China's rapid growth and technological advancement, capital flows between China and the rest of the world, and the role of demographics.

Her work also includes the international transmission of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy, and how it has changed over time. Multiple works have been published in leading Economics journals such as the American Economic Review. She is the author of the New China Playbook: beyond Socialism and Capitalism, which was a Financial Times Must Read of 2023. Her op-eds have appeared  in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal,  Time Magazine, and many more. 

Dr. Keyu Jin is an associate professor of economics (with tenure) at the LSE.

Chair: Professor Steve Tsang (Director, SOAS China Institute)


This event is open to the public and free to attend, however registration is required. 

Please note that this seminar is taking place on campus and will not be recorded or live-streamed.