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Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh

Leading economist and member of the World Economic Forum

The Alliance is proud that Dr Linda Yueh will give the opening keynote address at the Global Conference. Dr Yeuh will kick off the event with a global outlook about economic, social, and environmental challenges with a specific focus on Asia, and discuss the possible contributions of co-operatives to address those challenges.

An intriguing keynote speaker and authority on major economies as well as those of developing countries, fellow in economics at Oxford University, Dr Linda Yueh is a member of the World Economic Forum and a contributor to CNBC and CNN. As one of the outstanding economists in the world, she explores the effects of globalization and drivers of economic growth and development. 

Her specialty is on the Chinese economy, in which she looks at emerging markets in the country. Due to her expertise, Dr Yueh was named the BBC’s Global Chief Business Correspondent in April 2013.

Dr Yueh is an adjunct professor of economics at the London Business School and a visiting professor of economics at Peking University. Additionally, she is an economics commentator on the BBC, Channel 4 News, CNBC, CNN and ITV News. Previously, she was an international corporate lawyer and economics editor at Bloomberg TV, where she hosted the weekly show Economic Edge. She directs the China Growth Centre (CGC) at Oxford University, is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in the UK.

Dr Yueh’s work examines major economies such as Britain, China, United States, and Europe, as well as developing countries. She focuses on the macroeconomic context of the global financial crisis, the drivers of economic growth and development, the rise of emerging economies, and the effects of globalization and international economic law.

Dr Yueh has published widely in academic journals, specialist magazines, as well as several books. She is Series Editor of the Routledge Economic Development and Growth book series for World Scientific Publishing. Her other books include: China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower (2013), Macroeconomics, Globalisation and Economic Growth in China, and The Law and Economics of Globalisation: New Challenges for a World in Flux. She is also the editor of The Future of Asian Trade and GrowthThe Economy of China, and China and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Economics.

Dr Yueh has served as an advisor to the British government on the Economist Intelligence Unit Executive Briefing Advisory Board and is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Energy Security in Davos, Switzerland, World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, London & Partners, and the British Chamber of Commerce. These experience make her a sought after keynote speaker and presenter on global economies, developing nations, and macroeconomics.