China Doomerism, the once familiar retreat of a chummy pantheon of economic cranks, recently went mainstream with Nouriel Roubini's pronouncement that the Chinese economy is wrestling with over-investment and his prediction that it will likely to come to a hard landing and deflationary spiral sometime after 2013. We read the same news he does, which leads us to ask what the experts have to say about this, and what on earth any of this has to do with Shanghai truckers and Groupon China?
In addition to regular guests Jeremy Goldkorn
and Gady Epstein
, this week Sinica is pleased to host Andrew Batson
, former journalist for the Wall Street Journal and current head of research at Dragonomics, a leading research advisory on the Chinese economy and publisher of the China Economic Quarterly. And we hope you'll join us yourselves as Gady confronts Andrew with probing questions about the Chinese economy: what do the statistics tell us about whether China is investing too much and consuming too little. If you follow economics and enjoyed our earlier episode with Arthur Kroeber
then this is a podcast you don't want to miss.
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