Perry Wong Managing Director, Research of Milken Institute Perry Wong Managing Director, Research of Milken Institute
Perry Wong is managing director of research at the Milken Institute. Wong is an expert on regional economics, development and econometric forecasting and specializes in analyzing the structure, industry mix, development and public policies of a regional economy. He designs, manages and performs research on labor and workforce issues, the relationship between technology and economic development, and trade and industry, with a focus on policy development and implementation of economic policy in both leading and disadvantaged regions.
Wong is actively involved in projects aimed at increasing access to technology and regional economic development in California and the American Midwest. His work extends to the international arena, where he is involved in regional economic development in southern China, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. He began his career in regional industry analysis, spatial economics, industry development economics which he applies to his work at the Institute in studies such as "The Economic Contributions of Health Care to New England" and "Manufacturing Matters: California's Performance and Prospects." Wong is in his second stint at the Institute; he was senior economist and senior vice president, economic strategy, at City National Bank from March 2011 to April 2012. Prior to joining the Institute, Wong was a senior economist and director of regional forecasting at Global Insight, Inc. (formerly Wharton Econometric Forecasting), where he managed regional quarterly state and metropolitan area forecasts and provided consultation. There he designed regional modeling systems and contributed to regional economic impact studies on topics including budget reduction and health care reform. He also co-authored the DC Economic Recovery Act Impact Study presented to the U.S. Congress and worked on an API-sponsored study on the effects of carbon and particulate emission containment on the regional economy. Wong has conducted many research studies regarding regional economic development and policy impacts on both public and private fronts. These include the impact of U.S. budget and trade policy changes on key U.S. industries and regions; healthcare reform and its implications on the balance of U.S. budget; the Kyoto Agreement and its impact on the well being of U.S. regional economies; the pharmaceutical industry and its contribution to the state economy in Pennsylvania, and more. Wong earned his master's degree in economics at Temple University. He works at the Institute's Santa Monica office. Rob Koepp Director; Chief Economist, The Economist Corporate Network of The Economist Group Rob Koepp Director; Chief Economist, The Economist Corporate Network of The Economist Group
Robert Koepp is the Director and Chief Economist of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. He brings executive experience coupled with economic knowledge and industry insight to help organisational leaders and their teams gain a holistic, practical appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in Greater China and across Asia.
Rob began his career in the IT and energy sectors before branching into economic research, finance, and strategic advisory. He has held senior positions as an executive or consultant to companies and government agencies in Greater China, Japan, Singapore, and the US. Rob speaks, reads, and writes English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Japanese and frequently appears on televised business news programs as an expert commentator. In addition to numerous contributed articles and spoken opinion, he has authored Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen (Wiley, 2002) and Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism (Wiley, 2012). The 2013 Chinese version of Betting,《赌注中国》, rose to number one in sales on amazon.cn in the category of Finance and Economics. Rob received a BA in Asian Studies from Pomona College (where he was a Truman Scholar and Thomas J. Watson Fellow) and holds an MBA from Cambridge University (Magdalene College, Judge Business School). Edward Tse Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company Edward Tse Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, formerly Chairman of Greater China for Booz & Company and Managing Partner, China for The Boston Consulting Group. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting and senior line management, he is widely known as “China’s leading global business strategist.” Dr. Tse has extensive experience in the definition and implementation of strategy, organizations and corporate transformation. He has assisted hundreds of corporations – both headquartered in China and outside of China – and public sector organizations on all critical strategy and business issues related to China and China’s role in the world. His experience covers a broad range of industries and was/is on the board of three major Chinese state-owned enterprises. He has also consulted to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as well as the Chinese government on policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness. Dr. Tse has published over 200 articles and four books including the award-winning The China Strategy (2010) and China’s Disruptors (2015) . He received an SB and SM in Civil Engineering from MIT and a PhD and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Robert Grieves (Moderator) Founder & Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited Robert Grieves (Moderator) Founder & Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited
Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.
Robert is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands. Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.