"You’re taking courses, many of which are project courses. You get your hands dirty, work with faculty on real, challenging problems."

Stewart Myers
Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics, Professor of Finance.

Agenda

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MIT Sloan’s international activities reflect the school’s dual emphasis on learning by doing and innovation through collaboration. Activities range from formal partner programs with academic and research institutions in key regions around the world to conferences, project labs, and other ventures that facilitate cross-cultural exposure and idea sharing.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) initiates, coordinates, and supports MIT Sloan’s international learning partnerships and collaborations, including the Chile Office. It also serves as a connection point for members of the MIT Sloan community who are looking for global learning opportunities; and for students, faculty, and institutions from outside the United States looking to engage with MIT Sloan.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

20:00 - 21:00

Keynote Speaker:

Presenters:

  • Jian Gao
    Former Vice Governor
    China Development Bank

Friday, August 29, 2014

9:00 - 10:30

Panel 1: GROWTH PROSPECTS IN LATIN AMERICA

Uncertainty in emerging economies, risks of deflation in advanced ones, and fluctuating commodities prices are just a few of the challenges facing Latin America as it looks to increase growth rates and compete in the global economy.

Presenters:

  • Roberto Rigobon
    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Vittorio Corbo Lioi
    Senior Research Associate
    Centro de Estudios Públicos - Chile

  • Ilan Goldfajn
    Chief Economist
    Itaú Unibanco Bank - Brazil

  • Alejandro Werner
    Director of Western Hemisphere Department
    International Monetary Fund

10:45 - 12:15

Panel 2: GROWTH PROSPECTS IN CHINA

Sustained growth in China is critical both domestically and internationally. Slowing growth and lending rates combined with high debt have raised questions, but how concerned should business and policy leaders be?

Presenters:

  • Yasheng Huang
    Associate Dean and Professor of International Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Ning Zhu
    Deputy Dean and Professor of Finance
    Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance - China

  • Sun Pei
    Associate Professor of Industrial Economics
    Fudan University, School of Management - China

  • Chong-en Bai
    Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor in Economics, Associate Dean
    School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University

  • Xinzhong Xu
    Professor of Finance and Dean
    Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University

12:45 - 13:45

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Presenters:

14:00 - 15:30

Panel 3: DEEP DIVE with MIT SLOAN:

MIT Sloan's faculty analyze today's business challenges and solutions through their research. In this session, MIT Sloan faculty with expertise in Latin America, China, Energy and Global Economy engage in an interactive discussion about the key issues as identified by the conference attendees:

Presenters:

  • Roberto Rigobon
    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Valerie J. Karplus
    Assistant Professor in the Global Economics and Management Group
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Yasheng Huang
    Associate Dean and Professor of International Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Donald R. Lessard
    Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus
    MIT Sloan School of Management

15:45 - 17:15

Panel 4: DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA AND CHINA - COMPARISONS, CONTRASTS & COMPETITION

Latin America and China are close trading partners, but also competitors in the global marketplace. How each does business internally and externally has critical implications for their future economy growth? Don Lessard, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at MIT Sloan, will lead a panel of business leaders who will share their experience of working in these regions as a way of exploring the similarities and differences between the two and what it might mean for global economy.

Presenters:

  • Donald R. Lessard
    Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Enrique Ostalé
    Executive Vice President, President and CEO
    Walmart Latin America

  • Charles Tang
    President
    Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • Fernando Reyes Matta
    Director, Center for Latin American Studies on China
    Universidad Andrés Bello