Stephen Roach is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a senior lecturer at Yale SOM. He was formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances. At Yale, he teaches courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His most recent book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley 2009), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s dependence on Western consumers. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a PhD in economics from New York University.
Deborah Davis is Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her primary teaching interests are inequality and stratification, contemporary Chinese society, and methods of fieldwork. Davis is currently a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, Associate Editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, and on the editorial board of The China Quarterly. At Yale she has served as Director of Academic Programs at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Chair of the Council of East Asian Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies in both East Asian Studies and Sociology. Author or editor of 10 books, her past publications have analyzed the politics of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese family life, social welfare policy, consumer culture, property rights, social stratification and occupational mobility. A graduate of Wellesley College, Davis received a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard, a PhD in Sociology from Boston University and post-doctoral research grants from ACLS, SSRC, the National Academy of Sciences, NIA, and the Luce, Rockefeller, and Templeton Foundations. In 2013 she was awarded the Yale College Lex Hixon ’63 Teaching Prize for Excellence in the Social Sciences.