U.S. – China Relations

The landmark Paris Climate Agreement marked a breakthrough in U.S.-China relations. New York University Professor of Finance and Economics Ann Lee discusses the potential fallout of an American reversal on the agreement, as President-elect Donald Trump suggested on the campaign trail. Lee also outlines how an infusion of Chinese capital could help build new infrastructure in the U.S. and have a positive impact on both nations.


“The administration has a unique and historic opportunity to make U.S. and China’s economic growth complementary.”


About Ann Lee

Before her position at NYU, Ann Lee was a visiting professor at Peking University in China. Her expertise includes China’s political economy, U.S.-China relations, higher education, fixed income securities, subprime lending, and third world debt. Lee has a decade of experience on Wall Street, having worked as an investment banker and a fixed income trader. She has provided economic commentary for a number of TV networks including CNN, the BBC, and Al Jazeera, and has written for The New York Times, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Lee has also spoken at numerous industry and academic conferences and is the author of the international bestseller What the U.S. Can Learn from China, as well as a 2006 paper predicting the financial crisis that would happen two years later. Lee attended U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.