2013 Hsieh Memorial Lecture: Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF


Date and Time 
April 24, 2013
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Green Library, Bing Wing, 5th floor, Bender Room

Free and open to the public

General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries

The Stanford University Libraries is pleased to present the fourth Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial LectureDr. Min Zhu
Asia’s Financial Markets in a Changing WorldRefreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Please respond to Sonia Lee if you would like to attend email, 650-736-9538.Dr. Zhu will discuss global interconnectedness and the shift in the gravity of growth toward emerging and developing economies. In addition, he will describe the global financial markets and Asia’s position in these markets as well as the role of financial markets in Asia and how they can support sustainable growth in this region.Dr. Min Zhu assumed the position of Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund in 2011. Previously he served as Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the IMF from May 2010 to July 2011. Dr. Zhu, a native of China, was a Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China. He was responsible for international affairs, policy research, and credit information. Prior to his service at China’s central bank, he held various positions at the People's Bank of China where he served as Group Executive Vice president, responsible for finance and treasury, risk management, internal control, legal and compliance, and strategy and research. Dr. Zhu also worked at the World Bank and taught economics at both Johns Hopkins University and Fudan University. Dr. Zhu received a Ph.D and an M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in economics from Fudan University.---------------------------------------------------------------------------The family of Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh donated his personal archive to the Stanford Libraries' Special Collections and endowed the Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture series to honor his legacy and to inspire future generations. Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh (1919-2004) was former Governor of the Central Bank in Taiwan. During his tenure, he was responsible for the world's largest foreign exchange reserves, and was widely recognized for achieving stability and economic growth. In his long and distinguished career as economist and development specialist, he held key positions in multilateral institutions including the Asian Development Bank, where as founding Director, he was instrumental in advancing the green revolution and in the transformation of rural Asia. He earned an international reputation for his diplomacy and leadership in building infrastructure and improving living standards for people throughout Asia. As Secretary-General of the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Taiwan and later as Chairman of Taiwan's National Development Bank, he led efforts which sparked the "Taiwan Miracle." He also served as Chairman of Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan's premier research institution, and as Chairman of ChinaTrust Bank, and the Industrial Bank of Taiwan. He was professor at National Taiwan University and visiting professor at the Cornell University-University of the Philippines joint programs.