The Middle Income Trap: Developing Asia at the Crossroads?

13 May 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Wing Thye Woo, Professor, University of California at Davis



The speaker will examine the likelihood of Asian countries such as China and Malaysia being able to meet the conditions that enabled the successful catch-up growth in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He will explore how they might be able to avoid the fate of countries in Latin America that have fallen into the so-called 'middle-income trap'.

Wing Thye Woo is Professor at University of California at Davis; Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Scholar at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing; Director of the East Asia Program within The Earth Institute at Columbia University; and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

For more information please contact the Asia Programme.