U.S.-China relations in the wake of the 2020 elections

IIEA13th January 20212min
A webinar with David Dollar on the prospects for U.S.-China relations in the wake of the 2020 elections.


In his address to the IIEA, David Dollar reflects on the current state of U.S.-China relations. He argues that although the decline in relations pre-dates President Trump, it has been accelerated during his presidency. He analyses the problems in the relationship with a particular focus on trade, technology, and global public goods.

About the Speaker:
David Dollar is a Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brook-ings Institution. From 2009 to 2013 Dollar was the U.S. Treasury’s Economic and Financial Emissary to China, based in Beijing, facilitating the macroeconomic and financial policy dialogue between the U.S. and China. Prior to joining the Treasury, Dr Dollar worked 20 years for the World Bank, serving as Country Director for China and Mongolia, based in Beijing (2004-2009). His most recent book is China 2049, co-authored with economists from Peking University. Dr Dollar also worked in the World Bank’s research department. His publications focus on economic reform in China, globalisation, and economic growth. He also taught economics at UCLA, during which time he spent a semester in Beijing at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1986). He has a PhD in economics from New York University and a B.A. in Chinese history and language from Dartmouth College.