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George Magnus has occupied a front row seat as events have challenged governments, economies and financial systems around the world since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points leading to the crisis and with helping us to understand its lingering consequences.

Once the Chief Economist of UBS, George now works as an independent economist, author and speaker. His views and opinions appear regularly in the written and social media, radio and TV. He is the author of The Age of Aging (2008) which assesses one of our leading contemporary economic and social challenges, and of Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011), which considers the rise of and prospects for emerging markets, especially China. His new book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy, will be published by Yale University Press in 2018.

This website gathers together many of George Magnus’s articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on these and other topics, and offers an opportunity for feedback.

Is the Trade War Hurting Xi Jinping Politically?

A ChinaFile Conversation featuring me along with Rosalyn Hsueh, Andrew Nathan, and Bo Zhiyue

China’s grand ambition may not be a road to riches for its partners

The Belt and Road Initiative is a bit like the curate’s egg: good in parts, but it also carries both threats and risks

Echoes from history in China’s latest trade trouble

The country has long had a complex relationship with international openness 

The looming threat of a yuan depreciation

Sino-American trade war could trigger a currency shock in Asian markets